2020 St Hilda’s College Crime Fiction Weekend
All Our Yesterdays: historical crime fiction
Sadly we will not be able to gather together at on the banks of the Cherwell this year, but do join us online for our first Virtual Crime Fiction Festival.
Our theme remains: ‘All Our Yesterdays’: historical crime fiction.
Find yourself unleashed upon the London of the Swinging Sixties, caught amid clashes of classes and cultures as the Empire’s sun sets on Calcutta, pursuing India’s first female detective down the winding backstreets of 1950s Bombay, browsing the gin shops and brothels of Georgian London, or goggling at the vent acts, dancing girls and fortune tellers as Brighton hangs out the bunting for the Coronation of Elizabeth II – and all in pursuit of Murder.
After all, they say Time heals everything…
Featured participants and speakers include:
Val McDermid*, Mick Herron*, William Shaw, Sarah Hilary*, Abir Mukherjee, Vaseem Khan, Tom Wood, Sara Sheridan, Laura Shepherd-Robinson, Jill Dawson, Mary Paulson-Ellis and Anna Mazzola. Alison Joseph and Jake Kerridge will be sharing the chairing.
Andrew Wilson will be celebrating Agatha Christie in this the 100th anniversary of The Mysterious Affair At Styles.
And no event exploring Historical Crime Fiction would be comeplete without Andrew Taylor. Not only our Guest Of Honour, he is also is penning this year's dramatic Whodunnit featuring a glittering cast of authors.
(*While these committee members were not giving individual papers, they will be in virtual attendance, available for signings, and possibly making some surprise appearances...)