Your Organisers


Sarah Martin is a PhD student and Visiting Lecturer at the University of Chester and Bournemouth University. Her research examines the role of female detection and Psychogeography in Golden Age Detective Fiction. Sarah's areas of research include crime fiction from the nineteenth century to the present day. Sarah has co-organised the Agatha Christie conference of 2019 and the Patricia Highsmith conference of 2018. 

Stefano Serafini is a PhD candidate in comparative literature and cultures at Royal Holloway, University of London. He has written articles and book chapters on British and American crime fiction, and he is currently researching late–nineteenth-century Italian crime fiction through a transnational, interdisciplinary approach.

J.C. Bernthal is  the author of Queering Agatha Christie: Revisiting the Golden Age of Detective Fiction (Palgrave, 2016), and co-editor of various books, including the forthcoming Bloomsbury Handbook to Agatha Christie with Mary Anna Evans. Jamie won the PCA's Dove Award in 2020 and sits on the editorial board of Clues: A Journal of Detection.

Mia Emilie Dormer is an independent crime fiction author and lecturer. She gained her doctorate focusing on detective fiction from University of Exeter. She has co-organised the Agatha Christie Conferences since the second one was held in 2015.  She is the author of a unique historical crime trilogy consisting of; A Hidden Life, Unhistoric Acts and Unvisited Tombs under her pen name Mia Emilie, as well as the textbook, The Fiction of Forensics and Professionals in Detective Stories under the name Mia E Dormer – all are available from Amazon –