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The Golden Age of Crime at Christmas
Thu 24 November 2016, 18:30 – 20:00 GMT
A country house at Christmas, snow is falling fast outside, the family gathered within, amongst their number a few secretive and eccentric guests. All is well...
Until their merriment is interrupted, as they find not only presents lying snug under the tree but a dead body too. One less for Christmas dinner...?
On 24th November, Heffers' Crime and Bodies From the Library present The Golden Age at Christmas.
Join John Curran, Susan Moody and Janet Laurence in conversation with the Chair of the CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger panel, Richard Reynolds, as they discuss the popularity of Golden Age crime and detective fiction, then stock up on recommended books for the forthcoming festive season, including delightful editions published by the British Library to curl up with on a cold winter's night!
Tickets are priced at £5 in advance (£7 on the door) and can be purchased through this page, by calling 01223 463200 or in person at Heffers bookshop. Your ticket includes a glass of mulled wine. Please note tickets are transferable but non-refundable.
Janet Laurence, also known by her pen name Julia Lisle, is a British author and cookery writer. She has published ten contemporary crime novels featuring culinary expert Darina Lisle, three historicals featuring eighteenth century Italian artist Canaletto, a stand-alone To Kill the Past, and two Edwardian mysteries, ,most recently A Fatal Freedom. Laurence is a past chairman of the Crime Writers’ Association, a member of the Detection Club, a past Writer-in-Residence at the University of Tasmania, and is currently Chair of the CWA International Dagger judging panel.
Dr John Curran acted as consultant to the National Trust during the renovation of Agatha Christie's former home, Greenway House. His Edgar-nominated Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks (2009) won the 2011 Agatha, Anthony and Macavity Awards and his Agatha Christie’s Murder in the Making was nominated for the same awards in September 2011. His most recent publication, Tom Adams Uncovered: The Art of Agatha Christie, was co-authored with the artist Tom Adams who painted over a hundred Christie book covers.
Susan Moody has published 35 crime and suspense novels, including the Penny Wanawake series and the Cassandra Swann bridge series. She has also written many stand-alone novels, among them Losing Nicola and, most recently, Quick and The Dead. She is a past Chairman of the Crime Writers’ Association, a member of the Detection Club, a past Writer-in-Residence at the Universities of Tasmania and Copenhagen, and a past President of the International Association of Crime Writers.
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