Sunday, 2 May 2021

Oxford: The Capital of Crime Fiction - 28th St Hilda's Crime Fiction Weekend -


Sneek Peek at the St Hilda's Crime Fiction Weekend 13 -15 August 2021

The 28th St Hilda's Crime Fiction Weekend will be co-chaired by Alison Joseph and Jake Kerridge

Friday 13th August


Welcome Triona Adams (Weekend Director), Chair- Sarah Hilary

Lucy Atkins: Ghosts of Oxford- revisiting and reworking Oxford and its literary past in Magpie Lane.


Live Screening Whodunnit: The Case of the Cambridge Corpse with Andrew Taylor

Saturday 14th August 

10:00am to 11:00am - Chair Jake Kerridge

Mick Herron: Oxford Crime: an A-Z

Peter Kemp: Colleges and Corpses: Oxford in Crime Fiction

11:30am to 12:30am - Chair Alison Joseph

Maria Rejt: Remorseless Oxford

Cara Hunter: In The Shadow of Morse: Writing New Crime For The Old City

2:00pm to 3:00pm - Chair Jake Kerridge

Veronica Stallwood: It Depends on What You Mean by “Oxford”

Jean Harker: Michael Innes- Oxford Insider

3:30pm to 4:30pm – Chair Alison Joseph

Val McDermid: Daft, Donnish, Delightful: The Detective Fiction of Edmund Crispin 

Philip Gooden: J C Masterman: King of The Double Cross

5:00pm to 5:45pm - Jake Kerridge

Guillermo Martinez: When Crime Fiction Lives in Crime Fiction

Sunday 15th August

10:00am to 11:00am - Chair Alison Joseph

Jane Casey: 'Let's Have One Other Gaudy Night': Lord Peter Wimsey's Oxford

Carolyn Kirby: Nightmared Spires: Funding the Gothic in Oxford Novels

11:30am to 12:30pm 

Emma Smith: Shakespearean Sleuths: The Scholar as Detective/ The Detective as Scholar – With Val McDermid


The Case of the Cambridge Corpse – Whodidit revealed, and prize winner announced.

Farewell until 2022.

More information about registering, buying a ticket and about the whole weekend can be found here.

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