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March 10, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Crime & Music: The Life of Edmund Crispin

    David Whittle


    Park Inn Palace Hotel, Church Road
    Southend-on-Sea, SS1 2AL
    £5 (27yrs and under)

    Box Office:

    Mercury Theatre
    01206 573948

    Edmund Crispin wrote nine detective novels and two collections of short stories. Under his real name of Bruce Montgomery, he was a highly successful composer of both concert and film music. On the 40th anniversary of his death, his biographer David Whittle looks at Montgomery’s life and the various worlds he inhabited.

    One of the undiscovered treasures of British crime fiction: Crispin’s storytelling is intelligent, humane, surprising and rattling good fun” AL Kennedy


    This event is part of Essex Book Festival’s Golden Age of Crime weekend in Southend-on-Sea. Click here for a list of all events taking place in Southend as part of the weekend.

    FESTIVAL 4 – MULTIPLE EVENT OFFER: This year we are offering four events for the price of three on selected talks – Just choose any four events with the ‘Festival 4’ symbol when booking in person, over the phone or online.






    Park Inn Palace Hotel
    Church Road
    Southend-on-Sea, SS1 2AL
    01702 455155

    Hearing Loop:

    Park Inn Palace currently has no hearing loop systems installed. Essex Book Festival has a mobile Roger Pen hearing loop system, which needs to be booked by individuals in advance at least three days before the event. If you would like to use the Roger Pen email [email protected]