Murder By The Book : New UK Exhibition

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A Celebration of 20th Century British Crime Fiction at Cambridge University Library

About The Exhibition

Cambridge University Library shines a spotlight on the UK’s most read, bought and borrowed genre : crime fiction. But of course, we didn’t need to tell Agatha Christie fans that… This free-to-visit exhibition celebrates some of the best books, classic and contemporary, that have captivated readers throughout the UK and beyond. Seize your chance to marvel at the Library’s remarkable collection of first editions, see rare manuscripts and curios from March 23rd to August 24th.

From Wilkie Collins to Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle to Agatha Christie, Ian Rankin to Val McDermid, award-winning crime writer Nicola Upson has curated a criminally good treat for visitors. Agatha Christie fans will get the chance to marvel at one of the author’s own typewriters, an original typescript for her final Poirot novel, Curtain, as well as notebooks and a Dictaphone which she used to plot her stories. Plus, there are almost 100 first edition crime classics in their original dust jackets from the library's own collection, so you can rest assured that you’ll be coming away with a few new (or new to you) titles to add to your reading lists.

Key Info

Dates: Saturday March 23rd - Saturday August 24th 2024

Opening Times: Monday – Friday 9am – 6:30pm, Saturday 9am – 4:30pm

Tickets: Tickets are free. Simply book a date and timeslot to secure your visit. Book Now

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Classic Crime Fiction on Display at Murder by the Book © Cambridge University Library

Nicola Upson introduces the Cambridge University Library exhibition

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