LLI | The Art of the Mystery: What Evil Lurks?

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

LLI | The Art of the Mystery: What Evil Lurks?

November 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 4, 2018

$50

Course Instructor: Margery Marcus

Dates: Tuesdays, November 27, December 4

Time: 2:00 – 3:30 pm

Course Fee for 2 sessions:

$50.00Add to cart

Great detective fiction, particularly the murder mystery, has been beloved by readers since its inception in the 1840’s. From the very first mysteries by Edgar Allan Poe to the current crop of thrillers, murder mysteries feature brilliant, often quirky detectives, offer engrossing plots and unforgettable characters. Join Dr. Margery Marcus for a lively look at detective fiction over the past 150 years.

Week 1: Why Do We Love Them?
Dr. Marcus looks at what makes a great murder mystery, discussing the icons of detective fiction like Sherlock Holmes, Miss Marple and even Jessica Fletcher and Detective Colombo.

Week 2: The Hard Boiled Detective
Dr. Marcus examines this uniquely American genre from Sam Spade to the 21st century police procedural, including beloved characters like Los Angeles’ Harry Bosch and Norway’s Harry Hole.

Instructor Bio: Dr. Marcus holds a BA in English from The College of New Jersey and a Master’s and Doctorate in Education.

Details

Date:
November 27
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cost:
$50
Event Categories:
,
Website:
https://www.delraylibrary.org/lli/

Venue

Delray Beach Public Library Large Meeting Room
100 W Atlantic Ave
Delray Beach, FL 33483 United States

Organizer

Isabella Rowan
Phone:
561-266-9490
Email:
isabella.rowan@delraylibrary.org
Website:
https://www.delraylibrary.org/