Crossroads of Curiosity - Bodies from the Library

Crossroads of Curiosity
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unveiling of a major outdoor installation at the British Library, a light box artwork entitled Crossroads of Curiosity

The success of the British Library Crime classics series shows that the public appetite for a well-constructed murder mystery has not diminished since the heyday of Christie and Sayers. Whether you are a fan of the gifted amateur detective – Lord Peter Wimsey, Gervase Fen – or the tenacious policeman – Inspector French, Roderick Alleyn – you will hear these, and many others, discussed by experts in the field. If you like puzzles – the body found in the middle of a snow-covered lawn with no footprints, the corpse found in a room locked from the inside; unbreakable alibis and unexpected murderers; books with floor-plans of the manor and timetables of the suspects’ movements; surprise solutions on the last page, the last paragraph, the last line – then you need to attend:

Subjects include:

  • Margery Allingham (B. A. Pike, author of Campion’s Career),
  • John Dickson Carr (Tony Medawar, editor of collections by Golden Age authors Anthony Berkeley and Christianna Brand)
  • Agatha Christie (Dr. John Curran, author of Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks)
  • Edmund Crispin (Richard Reynolds, Chair of the CWA Gold Dagger committee)
  • Freeman Wills Crofts (Dolores Gordon Smith, author of the Jack Haldean series)
  • The Detection Club (Martin Edwards, detective novelist and author of a new book on that famous club, The Golden Age of Murder)
  • And journalist Jake Kerridge and novelist L. C. Tyler will discuss the Golden Age, old and new

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Name: Crossroads of Curiosity - Bodies from the Library
Where: Conference Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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When: -
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546
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