A talk about crime authors
As part of LGBT History Month, popular speaker and Kent archivist Liz Finn returns to Ashford Library to talk about two female crime authors and how they are linked through time.
Josephine Tey was a very private woman who wrote mystery novels. Her 1951 novel Daughter of Time was voted the greatest mystery novel of all time by the Crime Writers Association in 1990.
Nicola Upson investigated Tey’s life with the intention of writing a biography, but instead ended by writing a series of fictional mysteries with Tey cast as the amateur detective lead.
Although the crimes are imaginary, the settings are accurate to catch a glimpse of the real Josephine Tey through the fictional curtain.
This talk takes place next Tuesday, from 7pm. Tickets cost £3. Booking is essential. Call the library in Church Road on 03000 413131, email ashfordlibrary@ kent.gov.uk or call in and speak to a staff member.