Martin Edwards – The Golden Age of Murder, a talk

Thu 17/09/15 7:30 pm

 Acclaimed crime author Martin Edwards talks about his history with the Detection Club, the world's most famous and most mysterious social network of crime writers. Drawing on years of in-depth research, he reveals the astonishing story of how members such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers reinvented detective fiction.
Detective stories from the so-called "Golden Age" between the wars are often dismissed as cosily conventional. Nothing could be further from the truth: some explore forensic pathology and shocking serial murders, others delve into police brutality and miscarriages of justice; occasionally the innocent are hanged, or murderers get away scot-free.