Literary fundraiser ‘Pimm’s and PI’s’ to support Oasis Domestic Abuse Service

Author, historian and PI Caitlin Davies is heading to Broadstairs

By Juliette Lyons

The pages of history are often filled with stories of male detectives, but what about the women who worked in the shadows, solving mysteries and chasing justice?

Enter Caitlin Davies, award-winning author, historian, and trained Private Investigator, whose latest book, “Private Inquiries,” delves into the lives of female sleuths from the 1850s to today.

In “Private Inquiries,” Caitlin Davies sheds light on their remarkable stories, like that of Victorian inquiry agent Antonia Moser, the pioneering Annette Kerner of the Mayfair Detective Agency, and Liverpool’s own Zena Scott-Archer, the first woman president of the World Association of Detectives. Time to move over Sherlock!

This spring, you’ll be able to meet Caitlin and hear her speak about these trailblazing women whose contributions to the world of detection have been overlooked, at fundraiser ‘Pimm’s and PI’s’ organised by Oasis Domestic Abuse Service in partnership with BroadstairsLit.

Doors will open at 3pm for a 3.30pm start on Sunday 9th June at The Yarrow in Broadstairs. Tickets are available on the Oasis website, priced at £17.50, including a glass of Pimm’s.

Caitlin will share her research and insights on the real-life Miss Marples and there will be a Q&A.

All proceeds raised from the event will support the vital work of Oasis Domestic Abuse Service, who change and save the lives of adults and children experiencing violence behind closed doors in Thanet, Dover, Medway and North Kent, every day. The charity began with a handful of dedicated people opening a refuge service in 1994 in Margate. Back then two women a week were being murdered at the hands of someone who was supposed to love them. Sadly, that statistic remains the same today.

Their service offer includes refuge accommodation, outreach support, mentoring for children and young people, and a myriad of practical assistance to help victims escape, find freedom, process trauma and rebuild their lives free from violence and fear.

Claire Fenley, Senior Fundraising Officer at Oasis, said: “We are delighted to welcome local author Caitlin Davies to our third annual literary event in association with BroadstairsLit. I’m really looking forward to welcoming back our regular attendees as well as lots of new faces. We‘d also like to thank Spurling Cannon for their support.”

Join in for an afternoon of intrigue, inspiration, and support. There will also be a raffle.