Crime Fiction - Are we in a new golden age?

Crime Fiction - Are we in a new golden age?





Friday 4 November, 2016

Leconfield Hall Petworth GU28 0AH

7:30pm - 8.30pm

Adults £10 | 18 & under £4

TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR - do join us this evening from about 7pm to purchase tickets.

Simon Brett leads a discussion with three of today’s leading crime writers Frances Fyfield, Ruth Dudley Edwards, and LC Tyler. The image of the genre is still overshadowed by Agatha Christie and the ‘Golden Age’ of the 1920s and 30s but crime fiction has come a long way since then. The panel will discuss the legacy of the past and the changes which have reinvigorated the genre to bring it into what some critics have described as a new ‘Golden Age’.

Simon Brett has written over ninety- five books, many of them crime novels, including the Charles Paris, Mrs Pargeter, Fethering and Blotto & Twinks series. His stand-alone thriller A Shock to the System was made into a feature film, starring Michael Caine. Simon’s writing for radio and television includes After Henry, No Commitments and Smelling of Roses. In 2014 he was presented with the Crime Writers’ Association’s top award, the Diamond Dagger, and he was made an O.B.E. in the 2016 New Year’s Honours ‘for services to literature’.