More speakers announced for Bodies From The Library

We are very pleased to announce two more speakers at the Bodies From The Library conference, they are:

Kirsten Saxton


Kirsten Saxton is professor at Mills College, Oakland, California, where she teaches and writes about 18th-century literature, early British women writers, gender and criminality. The Incredible Crime fuses her love of Jane Austen, feminist literary recovery, and crime fiction.She is particularly fascinated by murderesses, the subject of her book Narratives of Women and Murder in England, 1680–1760, a recent essay on Vera Caspary’s Bedelia, and her new project on the genealogy of the domestic thriller.

David Whittle


David Whittle studied Music at Nottingham University, and wrote his PhD thesis on Bruce Montgomery/Edmund Crispin. His biography of Crispin was published in 2007 and has just been issued in paperback. He has contributed to publications such as the Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing, the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, and Irish Musical Studies. He has been Director of Music at Leicester Grammar School since 1986.

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