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Alistair Rolls delivers the Second Annual Lecture of the Fergus Hume Society.
Double Murder! Fergus Hume's The Mystery of a Hansom Cab and Crime Fiction's Poetics of Mobility.
The Fergus Hume Society was incorporated with the aim to facilitate and promote engagement – for enjoyment, scholarship and research – with the life and works of Fergus Hume.
Alistair Rolls is Associate Professor of French Studies at the University of Newcastle, Australia. His research interests focus predominantly on French crime fiction but extend to crime fiction more broadly. His books in the area include French and American Noir: Dark Crossings(Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), which he co-authored with Deborah Walker, Paris and the Fetish: Primal Crime Scenes (Rodopi, 2014) and Crime Uncovered: Private Investigator (Intellect, 2016) which he co-edited with Rachel Franks. He is currently co-leading, with Jesper Gulddal, the ‘Detective Fiction on the Move’ network at the University of Newcastle.
The Lecture will be followed by the launch - by Richard Neville, Mitchell Librarian - of: Crime Uncovered: Private Investigator, Alistair Rolls and Rachel Franks (Eds).