Alibis in the archive

I spent the weekend at Gladstone’s library in Hawarden near Chester. It’s a fascinating and unique place as it is one of the only residential libraries in the country. It is also the only prime ministerial library in the UK founded by a bequest from William Gladstone. Beautiful library available for anyone to go and study in. I was there for a small crime literary conference organised by Martin Edwards. It consisted of a series of talks by eminent crime authors on the Charles Bravo murder mystery, The seventy years of the Crime Writers’ Association, The Golden Age, humourous crime novels and crime novels set in academia. I gave a talk on my career and the differences and similarities of writing for the page and the screen. It’s an annual event and I highly recommend giving it a try.

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A body in a countryside hedgerow. A tragic accident or a terrible murder?