Alibis in the Archive 2020

Alibis in the Archive 2020

19th June - 21st June 2020

Back by popular demand, Alibis in the Archive (in association with the Crime Writers’ Association and The Detection Club) returns for a third year to bring some of the UK’s best-loved crime writers to Hawarden. Over a weekend of talk sessions and panels, this event centres around The Crime Writers’ Association Archive which incorporates the archives and documentation of The Detection Club, the oldest and most august society of crime writers in the world, and for which Gladstone’s Library is the proud home. 

The Crime Writers’ Association was founded by John Creasey in 1953 to promote and support the crime writing genre. It runs the prestigious Dagger Awards.

The Detection Club was founded in 1930 by a group of leading detective novelists including Anthony Berkeley, Dorothy L. Sayers, Agatha Christie and Freeman Wills Crofts. It is the oldest and most august society of crime writers in the world. A social and dining organisation, it currently holds three meetings each year where members are elected by secret ballot and there is an ‘initiation ceremony’.

Lineup, pricing and booking information coming soon.

To join our expression of interest list for residential and non-residential places please call 01244 532350 or email Please note this is an expression of interest list to receive booking information only - this is not a booking list and no places will be allocated on the basis of this list.