Friday, January 18, 2013

BL exhibition: Murder in the Library.

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The nefarious criminal is
featured in the BL exhibition.
Opening today at the British Library's Folio Society Gallery is the exhibition "Murder in the Library: An A-Z of Crime Fiction," which looks at the history of the genre and runs to May 12. There also will be some events in conjunction with the exhibition:

Real Crime, Real Fiction, January 21. With Barry Forshaw, Laura Wilson, and others. (Listen to the podcast here)

The Story of Crime Fiction, February 8. With BBC Radio 4's Mark Lawson, P.D. James, and others.

The Female Detective, March 8. Guests not yet announced.

Update: TLS review of the exhibition with images of some items from it.

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