Surbiton High School

Murder in the Library!

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Well OK, not really. You could probably say that was a shameless grab for attention.

But in a sense, this is what the post is about. Yes, last week’s Lit Soc saw the much awaited Humphreys-Gibbons double act, in which we discussed Crime Fiction. This is a genre that is and always has been wildly popular, but perhaps not always given the critical kudos the very best examples deserve.

I was up first, and was assigned the unenviable task of summing up the whole of the Crime Fiction genre in about twenty minutes. Attempting to do any genre in such a …read more