Words

Tommy and Tuppence: How can TV get them so wrong?

A presentation I made at an Agatha Christie conference last year: Tommy and Tuppence: How can TV get them so wrong? I only have to think ABC and I shudder. What were they thinking? Poirot needs a makeover let’s make him a priest responsible for the death of dozens of...

Three Extraordinary Detectives

I gave this paper at Captivating Criminality 2017 at Bath Spa University: Mrs Paschal, Miss Gladden and Miss Brooke: Ordinary women, extraordinary Detectives. As Stephen Knight writes in “Crime Fiction Since 1800: Detection, Death, Diversity,” ‘…the creators of the...

Murder Through the Eyes

This was a paper I gave at the Criminal Heritage: Crime, fiction, and History Conference at Leeds Beckett University. It's rather a pretentious title, but it does involve one of my favourite crime fighters Maisie Dobbs. Her creator Jacqueline Winspear is a very...

Utrecht Snow Assignment

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Erin Flood

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My First Publication

This is the first piece I ever had published. It was online with Paragraph Planet, a forum for 75 word pieces. Lost Love Every night it breaks my heart as he speaks of his love for my mother who he still thinks sleeps upstairs. To have loved so many years and then to...

Irene Huss

I presented this paper at the Noir in the North, University of Iceland crime fiction conference in Reykajvik in 2016. Many wonderful experiences during this visit. Iceland is amazing. It was so cold, but what a beautiful cold. The scenery was incredible. a fabulous...

Simenon and Maigret

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