Join us on Saturday 30th April, 2-5pm, in the Bethesda Chapel, Park Street, Hawkesbury Upton for this entertaining new talk.
ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED – BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE!
An entertaining afternoon of author talks, readings & discussions exploring the past, present & future of Crime, Thriller & Mystery books
Kindly sponsored by Hawkesbury Parish News
About this event
In the peaceful setting of Bethesda Chapel, spend a fascinating afternoon in the company of four authors of Crime, Thriller and Mystery novels.
Author and historian Lucienne Boyce will set the scene with a brief talk about the nine-teenth-century origins of the modern detective novel, including Wilkie Collins‘ trailblazing The Woman in White .
Debbie Young will provide insights into the Golden Age of Detective Fiction in the inter-war years, including Dorothy L Sayers and Agatha Christie, who inspired her contemporary English village mysteries.
Fast forward to the present day, and A A Abbott and Valerie Keogh will discuss the development of the modern crime novel and the psychological thriller.
After the panel discussion of current trends and predictions for the future of this broad genre, there will be ample time for questions for the audience.
Once the formal part of the programme is over, the authors will be pleased to sign and sell copies of books and to chat informally to members of the audience over coffee and cake.
The ticket price of £5 includes coffee, tea, cakes and biscuits, plus a £2 discount voucher valid against a book bought at the event.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Capacity of our beautiful historic venue is limited, so advance booking is essential to avoid disappointment.