Bodies From The Library 3 – Competition Winners


Congratulations to Carol McBride and Jamie Sherwin who have won the two prizes of tickets to next years Bodies From The Library conference in the competition jointly sponsored with HarperCollins.

They correctly guessed the solution to the question set by Tony Medawar which required them to identify correctly the author of one of the stories, included in the third Bodies From The Library collection of rare and little known short stories by leading writers of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction, which goes on sale on 9 July, based on the opening sentence:

“Adrian Belford, emerging from the offices of Messrs Golding & Moss, Financiers, hesitated uncertainly at the corner of Conduit Street and Bond Street.”

The correct solution is Dorothy L. Sayers, whose short story The House of The Poplars, is one one of the many highlights of the collection.

Other authors whose works feature in Bodies From The Library 3 are:
Anthony Berkeley
Josephine Bell
Nicholas Blake
Lynn Brock
Christopher Bush
John Dickson Carr
Peter Cheyney
Agatha Christie
William A. R. Collins
Joseph Commings
Cyril Hare
David Hume
Ngaio Marsh
Stuart Palmer
John Rhode
Christopher St John Sprigg
Ethel Lina White


Full Competition Rules were as follows:
Answers should be submitted by email to
Maximum one entry per person.
Entries must include the answer in the subject/headline/title and your name.
The competition will close at midnight on 4 July 2020
All correct entries received by the deadline will be entered into a draw. The first two names drawn will be the winners.
In the event that there is only one correct entry then that person will win one prize ticket. All other entries will then be entered into a draw to select the second winner.
In the event that there are no correct entries then all entries will be entered into the draw and the first two names drawn will be the winners.
The draw will take place after the competition closing date and will be conducted by an independent representative from HarperCollins Publishers.
The prizes are donated by HarperCollins Publishers and Bodies From The Library.
The prizes are a ticket for each winner to the Bodies From The Library 2021 conference to be held at the British Library. In the event that the conference does not take place the “Early Bird” ticket value will be awarded instead.
The winners will be notified by email. The names of the two winners will be published on the Bodies From The Library website.
No employee of HarperCollins or Bodies From The Library, nor any employee’s family member, may enter the competition.
By entering the competition you confirm acceptance of these rules and for your name to be published if you should be the winner.