Programme 2023

9.30  Doors Open and Registration

9.55 Welcome

10:00 ‘Tarnished’: Simon Brett and Len Tyler discuss some of their least favourite products of the Golden Age

10.30 Martin Edwards in conversation with Chrissie Poulson on ‘The Strange Case of the Singleton: One-off crime novels’.

11.00 Tony Medawar on ‘Wise Guy: The Life and Work of S S. Van Dine’  

11.30 Coffee

12.00 Kate Jackson discusses her new book, ‘How to Survive a Classic Crime Novel’ with Jake Kerridge

12.30 John Curran looks at ‘The Train in Golden Age Fiction’

1 – 2 Lunch*

2.00 Film 

2.30 Tom Mead assesses ‘Lesser Known Locked Room Mysteries’

3.00 Richard Reynolds and Robert Hyde consider ‘The Revival of Clifford Witting’

3.30 Coffee

4.00 Jim Noy examines ‘Playing Fair with Golden Age Clueing’

4.30 Dolores Gordon Smith on ‘The Hidden Depths of Captain Hastings

5.00 – 5.30 Ask the Experts – a closing panel

The organisers reserve the right to amend the programme if necessary due to force of circumstances.

*There are various outlets in the British Library where you can purchase hot or cold food and drinks.