Of Dolls and Murder

Throughout the 1930s and 40s, a middle-aged woman from Chicago named Frances Glessner Lee made a significant contribution to the evolution of police forensics by creating the Nutshell Studies, a series of 20 hand-crafted and meticulously detailed dolls house dioramas which depicted violent crime scenes, and were used as training tools for aspiring detectives, who […]

Brighton Rock

Originally published in 1938, Graham Greene’s novel Brighton Rock was a seminal and highly influential crime thriller, having been adapted into a play (1944), a film (1947), a radio drama (1997) and even a (short lived) 2004 musical produced for the London stage. Taking its name from the hard confectionery that was traditionally sold at […]