Poets have often been attracted to the mystery story, sometimes even worked in the genre. Give the names of the following aficionados of the whodunit.
1. He used citations from a Sherlock Holmes story, "The Musgrave Ritual," in one of his greatest poems.
2. Highly regarded for his light verse (in the '40s and '50s), he wrote a light-hearted academic mystery called "The Widening Stain," under the name W. Bolingbroke Johnson.
3. A poet laureate and father of a well-known contemporary actor, he based his series detective on W.H. Auden.
4. Prominent as a leftist American poet during the 1930s, he is somewhat forgotten now, even though his best known thriller has been filmed twice, once under its own title (with Charles Laughton) and more recently as "No Way Out."
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Answer to Book Bag #577: The poets who celebrated the village of Grantchester near Cambridge were Rupert Brooke and Sylvia Plath.
Winner: Bridget Kelley, Alexandria