#Bookstagram2017 – Hay-on-Wye Meetup

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I have finally managed to gather my thoughts from the wonderful Bookstagram 2017 meet up I attended last weekend in Hay-on-Wye. Fair warning, this post is going to be a long one so make sure to grab yourself a cup of tea!

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The Crime Museum Uncovered

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Except for the odd footprint and the few remnants of Turkish cigarette butts, Agatha Christie rarely gave us a murder mystery that wasn’t driven by the basic human nature of people. She once said, “Every murderer is probably somebody’s old friend” which makes me think that criminals do, in fact, exist among us and could potentially be one of us. More than that, a sensationalised crime sparks the curiosity of the general public and soon we’re all hooked to our tellies or furiously scrolling down our screens looking for the latest update on the current case gripping the nation. Human nature, then, has a natural tendency to be fascinated by the macabre.

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