I have just returned from a really inspiring crime fiction conference held at the beautiful Corsham Court, Captivating Criminality: Crime Fiction, Traditions and Transgressions, organised by my prolific colleagues in the field at Bath Spa, Fiona Peters and Rebecca Stewart. They did a fantastic job! For more information about the conference and speakers, follow this link: http://captivatingcriminality.bathspa.ac.uk/
I gave a paper on Australian true crime, and am hoping to develop it into a publication before long. I also chaired a panel earlier that day. Am still buzzing from hearing the excellent papers on offer at the conference, and from taking part in the many interesting and thought-provoking discussions with colleagues that happened over the course of the two days I was there. Here is a picture of one of the handsome and friendly peacocks at Corsham Court! They were a colourful presence and even provided enthusiastic audience participation at times, as they voiced their appreciation of our efforts.