Sunday, February 14, 2021 - 12:00 to 13:00

Leslie Scase | Wolverhampton Literature Festival

Meet the author Leslie Scase as he explores the world of late Victorian crime and punishment in this illustrated talk, bringing this fascinating era and subject alive. Leslie shares his research and how this led to writing his crime novel Fortuna's Deadly Shadow the start of a compelling murder mystery series packed with history and intrigue.

Within his presentation, the author covers the background to the period and explains: - how crime was able to flourish; the types of crime that were prevalent; and how the forces of law and order responded. The talk includes an interactive section where the audience is asked to pass sentence on actual cases of the period.

Leslie Scase is the Shropshire -based author of Fortuna’s Deadly Shadow, a crime thriller set in the heyday of Victorian Britain. A member of the Crime Writers’ Association, he is also a keen historian, which is reflected in the authenticity of his novel. The second Inspector Chard mystery, Fatal Solution is forthcoming from Seren in April 2021.

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