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MYSTERY THURSDAYS: FIVE CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF A CULPRIT

When last we followed the trail of murder we were in Scandinavia.  In this sequence of mysteries we will encounter five fascinating characters, each with a distinct personality and approach to criminal investigation, and each reflective of an ambient culture steeped in generations of experience.  The sequence: Aimee Leduc in Paris; Hermes Diaktoros on a Greek Island; Inspector Van Veeteren, in Holland, perhaps; Salvo Montalbano, certainly in Sicily; and finally, Adam Dalgliesh on Combe Island, off the Cornish Coast.  As in the past, we will read with the intent of outwitting our sleuth, finding the clues and providing a plausible account of the events in anticipation of he novel's conclusion.  Required texts will be available for purchase at Broad Street Bookstore, 45 Broad Street, Middletown:

Cara Black, Murder in he Bastille (SoHo Press, 2003)

Andrea Camilleri, Rounding the Mark (Penguin, 2007)

P D James, The Lighthouse (Vintage 2005)

Haken Nesser, Mind's Eye (Vintage 2008)

Anne Zouroudi, The Taint of Midas (Bloomsbury Publishing 2009)

Andrew DeRocco

Five Thursdays: September 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10

7-8:30pm

Butterfield Room, Wasch Center

$110

Course Instructor

Andrew DeRocco was dean of the faculty at Trinity College, president of Denison University, and Connecticut's commissioner of higher education.  Please see who's who for his full biography.