The programme for the 2021 Bodies From The Library Conference has been unveiled.
We are very pleased to announce the return of Bodies From The Library with a new Conference for 2021 which, for the first time, will be a free event held online via Zoom on 15th May 2021.
As always, the Conference will celebrate the Golden Age of Detective Fiction and will be of interest to fans of Agatha Christie and her contemporaries – Ngaio Marsh, Dorothy L Sayers, John Dickson Carr, Margery Allingham, the Detection Club -and also to those wanting to discover forgotten authors from the period.elebrate the Golden Age of Detective Fiction and will be of interest to fans of Agatha Christie and her contemporaries – Ngaio Marsh, Dorothy L Sayers, John Dickson Carr, Margery Allingham, the Detection Club -and also to those wanting to discover forgotten authors from the period.
The conference will start at 1:30pm (BST) and will include an exciting programme of discussions, presentations and panels on Golden Age Detective Fiction Writers and, although we won’t be able to meet in person this year, there will still be an opportunity to talk to leading experts on classic detective fiction and modern authors whose novels follow in the Golden Age tradition. You will also be able to connect with and chat to old and new friends online.
The Conference is open to everyone and we very much hope that, by holding an online event this year, Golden Age fans from around the world will be able to join us.
1.30pm Introduction and Welcome
1.35pm Opening Panel: Martin Edwards, Alison Joseph and Kate Ellis discuss Howdunit: A Masterclass in Crime Writing by The Detection Club
2.05pm Martin Edwards and Christine Poulson assess Anthony and Peter Shaffer
2.45pm Jim Noy TBC
3.15pm Moira Redmond and Len Tyler examine The Great Gladys (Mitchell)
3.55pm Mark Green looks at Fogginess: A comparison of the writing styles of the four Queens of Crime
4.25pm Steve Barge and Kate Jackson consider The Resurrection of Brian Flynn
5.05pm Curtis Evans uncovers The Many Faces of Patrick Quentin, Q. Patrick and Jonathan Stagge
5.35pm Closing panel with Jake Kerridge (Q/A subject to be decided)
The organisers reserve the right to change the programme and timings. Please register using the link below to receive the details for you to join the Conference on Zoom.
For more information visit - www.bodiesfromthelibrary.com