I blogged a couple of days ago about the Alibis from the Archive conference last weekend, but I thought I’d share a little something from the question and answer session that rounded off Saturday. The question came from… well, me and it was this:
“Could you recommend a crime fiction novel that we probably haven’t read?”
So I thought I’d share the panel’s answers with you.
Andrew Taylor: Suspension of Mercy by Patricia Highsmith
Peter Lovesey: The Monster Of Dagenham Hall by James Corbett (although not necessarily for the right reasons – Peter collects Corbett’s work for the hilariously bad writing)
Sarah Ward: Star Of The North by D B John
Ruth Dudley Edwards: On Beulah Height by Reginald Hill or Case For Three Detectives by Leo Bruce (both of which I’ve read and can heartily recommend).
Martin Edwards: Reputation For A Song by Edward Grierson or Cutter and Bone by Newton Thornburgh
Jessica Mann: Anything by John Lawton (or possibly one particular title that I forgot to make a note of). My note taking was definitely wonky at this point, as someone recommended anything by John Trench, possibly Dishonoured Bones – I think it was Jessica, but apologies if I’ve got that wrong.
Simon Brett: A Kiss Before Dying by Ira Levin
Michael Jecks: Light Cavalry Action by John Harris
Good luck finding a copy of some of those…
Thanks to Santosh for spotting that all of the talks are on the Gladstone Library Soundcloud page. I’ll put a proper link up here soon, but in the meantime, just Google Gladstone Soundcloud.
And to finish off, some photos from the event – apologies to the authors who don’t get a solo shot but I’m no photographer…