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Martin Edwards on Crime Fiction

Jersey Library

Event Overview

‘Classic crime fiction has an enduring worldwide appeal. This talk examines the story behind the seemingly artificial world of country house murder and bodies in libraries, and explains why the books of Agatha Christie and her colleagues said more about the real world than is usually supposed.

 Martin Edwards, eighth President of the Detection Club, (whose predecessors include the Queen of Crime herself, G K Chesterton, and Dorothy L Sayers) series consultant to the British Library's bestselling series of Crime Classics, and author of the multi-award winning The Golden Age of Murder, will guide you through this fascinating area of literary history.’

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