History and Literature

 

The Best of World Literature: Murder Mysteries

Explore how 'reading for fun' can both entertain and educate us about various cultural and historical facts. In the course of four lectures, we'll look at selected works by some of the world's most beloved authors of crime stories, and try to figure out reasons behind their international success. Whether you're a detective stories aficionado, an aspiring author, or a book club member, searching for new, exciting material for your group, this series will help you look at the genre of murder mystery with a new sense of appreciation, and, hopefully, find a few new favorites among its many authors.

The course consists of 4 lectures, presented in casual and interactive way. Reading the book prior to each lecture is desirable, but not necessary. You can sign up for the whole course or attend individual lectures.

  • Oct 27 - Arthur Conan Doyle's "A Study in Scarlet" and Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None"
  • Nov 3 – Anne Perry's "Death on Blackheath: A Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Novel"
  • Nov 10 – Arturo Perez-Reverte's "The Club Dumas"
  • Nov 17 - Boris Akunin's "Winter Queen" and "The Murder on the Leviathan"

 

LOCATION: San Luis Obispo Campus Room 4710

INSTRUCTOR: Natasha Dalton

QUESTIONS: Contact instructor at 00quanta@att.net


Register Online for the Series

FEE: $62 

DATES: 4 Mon: Oct 27-Nov 17, 2014; 7:00-9:00pm

# HL070S.314


OR

For any Individual Lecture

10/27 - Arthur Conan Doyle's "A Study in Scarlet" and Agatha Christie's "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd" Register Online

11/3 - Anne Perry's "Death on Blackheath: A Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Novel" Register Online

11/10 - Arturo Perez-Reverte's "The Club Dumas" Register Online

11/17 - Boris Akunin's "Winter Queen" and "The Murder on the Leviathan" Register Online

 

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