The Gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. Search over 215,000 works, 150,000 of which are illustrated from the 16th Century to the present day.

Advanced Collection search

Authors of Murder: Photographs by Nicola Kurtz

P.D. James
by Nicola Kurtz
December 2001
NPG x126024

Past display archive 
4 November 2002 - February 2003

Bookshop Gallery

Free
 

Fifteen large format black and white prints of leading writers of crime fiction are accompanied by completed questionnaires revealing the authors' preferred means of murder, estimated literary body count and favourite written quotation relating to murder. Authors include Colin Dexter, P.D. James and Ian Rankin.


Ian Rankin
by Nicola Kurtz
December 2001
NPG x126020

Julian Christopher Rathbone
by Nicola Kurtz
October 2001
NPG x126016

Support

Make a donation

Support our Making History appeal and help us transform the Gallery.

Help us make history

Online shop

A unique range of books, accessories and gifts. Every purchase supports the Gallery’s work.

Shop now

Bring a familiar face home

Refresh your home gallery with a huge selection of custom art prints .

Buy a print