Murder and Mystery in Georgian England
  • The House, Plymouth University

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Artist: Imogen Robertson
Chaired by Dr Min Wild

Dr Min Wild discusses with Imogen Robertson the success of her crime series Crowther and Westerman. Instruments of Darkness introduced us to the Georgian world of impulsive Harriet Westerman and reclusive anatomist Gabriel Crowther, and through the series Imogen introduces us to a Georgian England of murder and mystery.

“Westerman is one of the most appealing female characters to ever appear in historical fiction.” - Oprah.com

“Gripping blend of the Georgian gothic and the forensic thriller.” - The Independent 

“A true force in historical fiction.” - The Daily Mail 

Ticket info: £6.00, concessions £4.00 SPiA


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Imogen Robertson

Since 2009, Imogen has written five novels in the Westerman and Crowther crime series which is set in the late 18th century, beginning with Instruments of Darkness. The new volume in the series, Theft of Life, is set in London against the background of the transatlantic slave trade. Imogen is currently Writer in Residence at Plymouth University.


Dr Min Wild

Lecturer in English at Plymouth University, she has published academic books and articles on 18th-century literature. 

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