Classic locked-room mysteries, tales of murder and mayhem in quaint villages or gritty adventures on mean city streets. You will find all of that and more at the British Library’s upcoming exhibition titled Murder in the Library: An A-Z of Crime Fiction.
Crime fiction, which currently accounts for over a third of all fiction published in English, holds millions of people enthralled. Murder in the Library will take you on a fascinating journey through the development of crime and detective fiction, from its origins in the early 19th century through to contemporary Nordic Noir, taking in the adventures of Sherlock Holmes, the first appearance of Miss Marple and the fiendish plots of Dr Fu Manchu along the way.
The show will be on display at the Folio Society Gallery of the British Library from January 18 through May 12, 2013.