Martin Edwards, Nicola Upson and Sarah Ward

Mon 12 July 2021

The Moving Finger: Historical Crime Fiction and the Writer as Chronicler of the Past

Historical crime fiction, where compelling stories are combined with evocative settings, remains ever popular with readers. Is it armchair tourism or can writers use a historical setting to shed light on contemporary preoccupations? Join crime authors Sarah Ward (writing as Rhiannon Ward), Martin Edwards, and Nicola Upson as they discuss the highs and pitfalls of writing historical fiction for a modern audience and the extent to which they draw on real-life crimes and figures.

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