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The States of Mystery (7 weeks) Starts Oct. 28

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CourseGraphic Continuing our survey of mysteries set in different states, we will explore not only varied writing styles but cultural differences among the states' inhabitants as we travel from Delaware to Illinois alphabetically. Some books are quirky, some ghostly, and some feature unforgettable characters. We will read the following books: Hope Never Dies, Andrew Shaffer (Quirk Books, 2018) with the unlikely detectives Joe Biden and Barack Obama in Delaware; Artifacts, Mary Anna Evans (Poison Pen Press, 2003) featuring amateur Florida archeologist-detective Faye Longchamp; Defending Angels, Mary Stanton (Penguin Press, 2008) introducing Savannah, Georgia lawyer Brianna Winston-Beaufort; The House Without A Key, Earl Derr Biggers (Academy Chicago Publishers, 2008, originally published in 1929) introducing Hawaii detective Charlie Chan; Starke Naked Dead, Conda V. Douglas (Conda V. Douglas Publisher, 3rd Edition, 2018) with Idaho's jewelry designer detective Dora Starke; and Eight Faces at Three (A John Malone Mystery), Craig Rice (Mysterious Press, 2018, not available in audio version) set in Chicago. Each book is the first in the series as an introduction to the writers and their characters. All books are available in paperback, kindle, and audio versions except where noted.

Class Details

6 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

Wieboldt Hall

MultipleInstructor :
1.Michael Goodkind2.Martha Bills 



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Schedule Information

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Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/28/2021 - 12/9/2021 Weekly - Thu 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Martha Bills  ; Michael Goodkind 
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