Last year The Times published their poll of the 50 all time greatest crime writers, with Ruth Rendell at number 18, Elmore Leonard and Arthur Conan Doyle at numbers 5 and 6 respectively and Patricia Highsmith topping the lot. Click here to see the complete list: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/global/article3773630.ece and let us know if you agree with these results. Who have they left off? Who should have been higher? And don’t forget, Havant Literary Festival 2009 features an entire Crime strand, which includes many Conan Doyle events.
from Lucy Flannery, Founding HLF Director