True Crime Mania: Kerry Daynes, Lucy Worsley & Shrabani Basu
Date/Time: Sunday 5 February 2023 16:30-17:30
Venue: Al Baraha II, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City
Session No: 137
From Tiger King to Night Stalker, true crime documentaries have skyrocketed in popularity to become the most streamed Netflix genre worldwide. Why do we have such a thirst for these stories? And what does our enjoyment of another family’s tragedy say about us? From unsolved murders to mysterious disappearances and wrongful convictions, this panel will explore our obsession with the darker side of humanity and the true crime stories that populate our history.
Kerry Daynes is a leading forensic psychologist who delves into the psyche and actions of convicted criminals, and has published the memoirs What Lies Buried and The Dark Side of the Mind.
Lucy Worsley is a British historian, curator, and TV presenter whose expertise is grounded in Victorian history. Her books include Agatha Christie: An Elusive Woman and The Art of the British Murder: From Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes to Agatha Christie and Alfred Hitchcock, a captivating account of the UK’s obsession with dark deeds and the guilty pleasure of a ‘good murder’.
Shrabani Basu is an Indian journalist and historian known for spotlighting events in history where India and the world intersect. Her latest book, The Mystery of the Parsee Lawyer, explores the involvement of Arthur Conan Doyle in the case of George Edalji, an Indian lawyer in a Midlands English village, when a series of livestock mutilations called Great Wyrley Outrages occurred.
This session is moderated by Brandy Scott
As you plan your day at the Festival, please take into consideration that it takes between 30-60 mins to commute between the Intercontinental, Festival City and Mohammed Bin Rashid Library.
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Categories: Crime/Horror, Politics/Religion