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Theme: Murder They Wrote

Detectives and spies have always captured and enthralled the British public imagination. We are compelled to read between our fingers, stories of murder and espionage, intrigued as to how the often idiosyncratic detective or spy orders the evidence to bring terrifying chaos to order. Join us for a day of interviews and talks on the history and future of thrillers with some of the world's most exciting writers

What's on

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21
Jun

Higson on Higson: The Fast Show to Young Bond

The first public interview of writer, broadcaster and actor, Charlie Higson by his brother, Professor Andrew Higson

Sat
21
Jun

Watching the Detectives

Meet the new award-winning writers who are making waves in the world of crime thrillers

Sat
21
Jun

Shaken and Stirred: From The Moonstone to Moonraker

As the biographer of Wilkie Collins and Conan Doyle, Andrew Lycett is uniquely qualified to talk about the origins of the detective story.

Sat
21
Jun

Anthony Horowitz In Conversation

Join Anthony Horowitz in conversation with John Bowen of the University of York