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Sun 26 Apr, 2015

Inventing “Cosy Noir”


Set during the heat-wave of 1953, England Expects finds sophisticated sleuth Mirabelle Bevan investigating the seemingly unrelated murders of a racing journalist and a cleaning woman. Aided by her plucky assistant Vesta, Bevan chases clues from the Brighton Pavilion to a Cambridge quad, and in the process, tumbles headlong into the shady underworld of Brighton freemasonry.

In addition to the ongoing Mirabelle Bevan series, Edinburgh author Sara Sheridan is the author of The Secret of the Sands, about plant-hunter Robert Fortune, and The Secret Mandarin, which is set against the abolition of the slave trade in the mid 1800s. A self-confessed swot, she’ll talk about the pleasures and perils of writing “cosy noir” and how she ensures her historical fiction is imbued with authenticity.

What the critics are saying:

“Unfailingly stylish, undeniably smart. – Daily Record

“Mirabelle has a dogged tenacity to rival Piorot.”

  • Date: Sun 26 Apr, 2015
  • Time: 11.45am
  • Venue: Red Lecture Theatre
  • Ticket Price: £6.00
  • Concessions: £3.00
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