February 2019 Meeting

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

7:00 to 8:45 pm

Simon Devereaux

The Birth of the English Detective Novel

The years between the First and Second World Wars are universally seen as the “golden age” of English detective fiction. Simon Devereaux’s talk explores why this was the case through the examples of Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers and G.K. Chesterton – and, of course, their forebear Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Simon Devereaux is Associate Professor of History at the University of Victoria. He has published more than twenty articles on the history of criminal justice in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century England.

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