Murder in the Library: An A-Z of Crime Fiction

Quite the perfect weekend trip for lovers of crime fiction – and considering today’s terribly cold weather is predicted to continue for the foreseeable future, the Murder in the Library Exhibition at the British Library, beginning this Friday the 18th January, might be exactly what you need to drag you out from beneath the duvet.

Run by the Folio Society and free of charge, the exhibition runs until May and features:

“Classic locked-room mysteries, tales of murder and mayhem in quaint villages or gritty adventures on mean city streets.

Crime fiction, which currently accounts for over a third of all fiction published in English, holds millions of people enthralled. Murder in the Library will take you on a fascinating journey through the development of crime and detective fiction, from its origins in the early 19th century through to contemporary Nordic Noir, taking in the adventures of Sherlock Holmes, the first appearance of Miss Marple and the fiendish plots of Dr Fu Manchu along the way.”

Let us know what you think if you make it along!


“Every murderer is probably somebody’s old friend.” ~ Agatha Christie



One thought on “Murder in the Library: An A-Z of Crime Fiction

  1. Pingback: Unusual suspects: Classic crime in the blogosphere for January and February 2013 | Past Offences

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