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The Detection Club

Georgia Glover
Film, TV and Stage Agent:
Georgie Smith

Founded in 1930 by a group of leading detective novelists, including Anthony Berkeley, Dorothy L. Sayers, Agatha Christie and Freeman Wills Crofts, the Detection Club is the oldest and most august society of crime writers in the world, with all members taking the following oath: “Do you promise that your detectives shall well and truly detect the crimes presented to them, using those wits which it may please you to bestow upon them, and not placing reliance on, nor making use of, Divine Revelation, Feminine Intuition, Mumbo Jumbo, Jiggery-Pokery, Coincidence, or Act of God?”

The current president of the Club is Martin Edwards and its members include Ann Cleeves, Val McDermid, Len Deighton, Ian Rankin, Michael Ridpath, Peter James, and Peter Lovesey.

Members of the Club have collaborated on a number of books over the course of the Club’s history, including The Floating Admiral,  Ask a Policeman and Six Against the Yard.

The Floating Admiral

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