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