Simon Brett, Janet Laurence, Martin Edwards and Stella Duffy, members of The Detection Club discuss the Club’s new round robin novel, The Sinking Admiral, pre-publication copies of which were on sale exclusively to attendees at the conference.
Tony Medawar talks on Anthony Berkeley.
Jennifer Morag Henderson, author of the new biography of Josephine Tey, talks about the author and playwright.
L. C. Tyler proposes Philip MacDonald for posthumous election to The Detection Club.
Susan Moody puts the alternative case for the election of Georgette Heyer.
The audience votes in favour of Georgette Heyer.
Martin Edwards and Rob Davies discuss the British Library’s republication of Golden Age Detective Fiction.
Stella Duffy, newly appointed OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, talks about Theatricality in the works of Ngaio Marsh.
John Curran talks about the Collins Crime Club publications.
Barry Pike spoke on H. C. Bailey.
Dolores Gordon Smith who managed to reference heavy metal band Iron Maiden in her talk on G. K. Chesterton.
The speakers introduce their favourite (and least favourite) adaptations of Golden Age Detective novels, with some controversial choices!
“The Dumb Witnesses” – winners of the Margery Allingham Sleuth’s Corner competition announced at the close of the conference.