Bodies in the Bookshop 2012 Line-up

Saturday 14th July from 10am
The Cambridge Union Society, 9A Bridge Street Cambridge CB2 1UB

Join us in the Cambridge Union for our biggest crime fiction event of the year! This year Bodies in the Bookshop is relocating to the Cambridge Union where we have a fantastic line-up of crime authors who will be taking part in a series of themed talks and panel discussions.

The Union Bar and Cafe will also be open all day for food, drink and socialising and the traditional drinks reception will take place in the bar at 6.30pm.

10am Crime Through Time I

Jane Finnis, Ruth Downie and Patrick Easter take us on a journey through time and space as they talk on historical crime fiction from Ancient Rome to Nineteenth Century England.

11am Experts in Murder

Nicola Upson, Catriona McPherson and Laura Wilson give us a glimpse of a pre-war world of murder and mystery which their canny heroes and sharp heroines set about solving, while Sally Spedding adds a more sinister edge to the historical theme.

12 noon Poison in the Parish

Settle in with Ann Purser, Veronica Heley, Rebecca Tope and Jayne Marie Barker who will be discussing mysteries with a distinctly English and traditional character.

1pm Break for Lunch

Lunch will be available at the Union Cafe

1.30pm Crime Through Time II

Follow Ros Barber and Rory Clements to the criminal depths of Tudor England while Chris Nickson and Robin Blake transport us the 18th century and Peter Moore sheds light on the true crimes which took place in a rural Georgian village.

2.30pm Scene of the Crime

Jim Kelly, Alison Bruce and Elly Griffiths discuss their novels set in Cambridge and the surrounding area, bringing crime a little too close for comfort.

3.30pm International Intrigue

Roger Morris, Edward Wilson and Adrian Magson take us from prerevolutionary Russia to 1960s France via the Cold War. Detectives, spies and mysteries abound.

4.30pm Comic Cuts

Len Tyler and Suzette Hill in discussion on the funny side of crime.

5.30pm Death in a Cold Climate

Leading crime fiction expert Barry Forshaw and Quentin Bates, author of a crime fiction series set in Iceland, explore the growing popularity of Nordic Noir and Scandinavian settings. Listen out for ideas on what to read after Stieg Larsson

6.30pm Drinks reception in the Union Bar

Tickets: Adults 10, Concessions 7

Call 01223 463200 or come to Heffers to buy your ticket.

For more information email or visit the Bodies in the Bookshop facebook page.

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Posted by on July 6, 2012 in Uncategorized



This is the blog of ‘Bodies in the Bookshop’, Heffer’s Bookshop annual crime event in Cambridge.  This year it will take place on Saturday 14th July from 10am until 6pm when there will be a drinks reception and a chance to meeet a host of crime authors.

For the last 21 years we have traditionally worked hard to answer the question, ‘How many crime fiction fans can you cram into a bookshop?’, however this year we are moving to grander surroundings at the Cambridge Union which we hope well be slightly more spooky and slightly less squashed! We will, of course, be bringing the bookshop along with us.

The event will take the form of a series of themed talks and panel discussions throughout the day.  Tickets for the whole day are £10 for adults and £7 for concessions.  Ask in Heffers, call 01223 463 200 or email to buy your ticket.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Posted by on June 15, 2012 in Uncategorized