The Crime Writers’ Association

The Mysterious Case of The Haberdasher’s Scissors.

Local writers and researchers, Alison Habens and Matt Wingett, have discovered an extraordinary fact: three famous literary figures of the 19th Century, H.G.Wells, Arthur Conan-Doyle and Rudyard Kipling met each other in the early 1880s, in the old Drapery Bazaar, Hide’s Emporium, on King’s Road in Southsea. Even more amazing, they were involved in a dark mystery that might have come straight from one of their own stories. Hear it unfold, through a series of extracts from their autobiographies, and solve a few clues yourself…

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