Wednesday, 6th May 2020
3.30 pm
Montrose Suite Cotswold House Hotel

Susannah Stapleton in conversation with Caroline Sanderson tells her enthralling true story that reveals the identity of Maud West and explores the reality of being a female private detective in the golden age of crime. With walk on parts by Dr Crippen and Dorothy L. Sayers, Parisian gangsters and continental blackmailers.

‘If you are susceptible to Miss Marple and Harriet Vane you must read …You will never know the difference between fact and fiction again.’ Jill Paton Walsh

‘Terrific’ Lissa Evans.

‘breezy book…tone relentlessly larky’ Guardian

Susannah Stapleton is a historical researcher with over twenty years’ experience unravelling mysteries for museums, organizations and private individuals.








Caroline Sanderson is Associate and non-fiction Editor of The Bookseller, co-hosts BBC Radio Gloucestershire’s monthly book club, and is Artistic Director of Stroud Book Festival. She has chaired events at Cheltenham Literature Festival among many others, and her five non-fiction books include A Rambling Fancy: In the Footsteps of Jane Austen and Someone Like Adele.

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