Multi-award-winning British crime novelist Martin Edwards joins the TIFA virtual stage to present his 2023 Edgar Award nominated book, The Life of Crime: Detecting the History of Mysteries and their Creators. The first major history of crime fiction released in several decades, the book traces the evolution of this globally popular genre from the 18th century through to the present. Exploring the sheer breadth and complexity of the crime fiction genre, Edwards achieves an authoritative, entertaining study of its development and evolution. From the tales of E.T.A. Hoffmann to the novels of Patricia Cornwell and beyond, lovers of the genre are sure to be captivated by this fascinating virtual conversation.

Moderator: Roland Gulliver

This is a free, pre-recorded virtual event. No registration or pass is required. Please return to this page on June 2 at 11am ET to watch the event. The video will be available to view until June 9 at 11:59pm ET.

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