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24198
Online Program

Adventures Online: The Art of the English Murder Mystery

Whodunnit? Find out during this live, online immersion into English murder mysteries and true crime with mystery author Martin Edwards and theater expert Giles Ramsay.
Program No. 24198RJ
Length
5 days
Starts at
499
Online Program

Adventures Online: The Art of the English Murder Mystery

Whodunnit? Find out during this live, online immersion into English murder mysteries and true crime with mystery author Martin Edwards and theater expert Giles Ramsay.
Length
5 days
Starts at
499
Program No. 24198 RJ
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Please Note:
The itinerary for this program is different on certain dates.

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Learn from the comfort of your own home.
Nov 16 - Nov 20, 2020
Online Program 499
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The start and end times vary by date. Please see the itinerary for details.

Dec 14 - Dec 18, 2020
Online Program 499
Itinerary Note

The start and end times vary by date. Please see the itinerary for details.

At a Glance

If you can’t resist a mystery novel — particularly a British one — join us for this thrilling online learning adventure! With award-winning mystery author Martin Edwards and theater expert Giles Ramsay, delve into the world of mystery writing and the classic works that have shaped the genre. From Sherlock Holmes to the works of Agatha Christie, enjoy an immersive look into stories that have stood the test of time, as well as opportunities to discuss modern true crime stories that continue to fascinate readers. Meet retired senior police officer Simon Dinsdale, who led the investigations of more than 30 murders in England and will share his expertise in solving crimes. Pour a cup of your favorite English tea and enjoy lively discussions with your fellow Road Scholars and engage in Q&A sessions with your expert instructors.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Meet award-winning mystery author Martin Edwards, who will share stories about his background in the law and explain what it takes to write a mystery novel.
  • Enjoy discussions led by theater expert Giles Ramsay and Martin Edwards on the golden age of mystery writing, Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie and much more.
  • Get insight into murder investigations and British policing with retired senior police officer Simon Dinsdale.

General Notes

Participants are encouraged to read Martin Edwards Galloway Court or any of his other novels. Your online program will include 2-3 hours of daily instruction, discussion and/or field trips. Please review the daily itinerary for start and end times to ensure you won’t miss a minute of this live and in person experience. This live online experience is through Zoom, an easy-to-use web video service. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. We’ll provide a how-to guide to make sure you’ll have a hassle-free experience. This session is offered live only and will not be available on demand.
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Martin Edwards
Martin has published eighteen crime novels, including a series set in Liverpool and the Lake District. He has won numerous awards over the course of his career, including the Crime Writers' Association 2020 Diamond Dagger award — the highest honor in British crime writing! Martin is a consultant for the British Library's Classic Crime series, as well as Chair of the CWA and President of the Detection Club. He has edited 30 anthologies, published about 60 short stories and written seven other non-fiction books.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Giles Ramsay is an independent theater director and producer who specializes in creating new work with artists in developing countries. He is the founding director of the charity Developing Artists, a fellow of St. Chad’s College, Durham University and course leader in theater at The Victoria and Albert Museum in London. He has devised and instructed on Road Scholar programs since the early 1990's and has run theater projects in countries ranging from Kosovo to Zimbabwe.
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Simon served for 30 years with Essex police in a variety of roles including CID, Covert policing and Special Branch. For the last five years of his service he was a Senior Investigating Officer leading a major investigation team. He was responsible for many major investigations including 30 murders.
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Martin Edwards View biography
Martin has published eighteen crime novels, including a series set in Liverpool and the Lake District. He has won numerous awards over the course of his career, including the Crime Writers' Association 2020 Diamond Dagger award — the highest honor in British crime writing! Martin is a consultant for the British Library's Classic Crime series, as well as Chair of the CWA and President of the Detection Club. He has edited 30 anthologies, published about 60 short stories and written seven other non-fiction books.
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Kevin Durjun View biography
Kevin Durjun began his career in theatre arts as a radio producer and presenter. He then served as manager at the Theatre Royal Stratford East and later as membership and communications manager for the Independent Theatre Council as well as two leading off-West End theatres.
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Gaudy Nights: A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery
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Miss Marple Omnibus Vol III
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The Complete Inspector Morse Collection
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Scene of the Crime
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Foreword by P.D. James. A guide to the landscapes of British Detective fiction.
Oxford – An Architectural Guide
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Lake District Mysteries
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Series of 6 books beginning with the Coffin Trail.
Miss Marple Vol II
by Agatha Christie
Miss Marple Omnibus Vol 1
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Oxford Book of Oxford
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The Dead of Jericho
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