Food in crime fiction.
This is an online event hosted on the British Library platform. Bookers will be sent a link in advance giving access and will be able to watch at any time for 48 hours after the start time.
“I think, my dear, we won't talk any more about murder during tea. Such an unpleasant subject.” 4.50 from Paddington, Agatha Christie
A writer may choose to serve up culinary detail within their novels for myriad reasons – world building, character development, the creation of a mood. Food is memorable, tangible, identifiable. It plants us directly in the action. For mystery novelists there is additional tantalising prospect. For within cocktails, cakes, omelettes, a jar of marmalade, a plate of mushrooms, lies a potential method for murder.
Join food writer and mystery enthusiast Kate Young for an exploration of food in crime fiction.
Kate Young is a food writer, cook, and bookworm. She is the author of three cookbooks filled with recipes inspired by her favourite novels: The Little Library Cookbook, The Little Library Year, and The Little Library Christmas. Her writing has been recognised with awards from The Guild of Food Writers and the World Gourmand awards. She is based in the English countryside, where she is writing her next book and working behind the counter in her local bookshop.
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