We were thrilled to read this fabulous review of Captivating Criminality: Traditions and Transgressions, featured in the latest edition of HARTS & Minds: The Journal of Humanities and Arts. The review was written by Elena Avanzas Ålvarez, a PhD candidate at the University of Oviedo in Spain, who is currently working on her thesis on women's representation in 21st century crime fiction. We were pleased to welcome Elena to this year's conference and we look forward to her continued association with the conference and the Network. Her review gives a taste of the broad range of research presented this year and just how fruitful an annual event of this kind can be for all concerned.
Dr. Fiona Peters is Reader in Crime Fiction at Bath Spa University in the UK. She is a Patricia Highsmith scholar and is director of the Captivating Criminality project.