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Winter 2019 Wednesday Lecture Series

Wednesdays, January 16 to March 20, 10:00 A.M. to 12 Noon
Fairfield Senior’s Centre, 81 Lothian Avenue, Etobicoke

“A World of Crime

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Coordinator: Helen Nelson, Board Chair, Bouchercon, World Mystery Convention.

Course Overview: All the world loves a mystery. This series will feature a variety of lecturers, authors and readers who are active in the mystery/crime fiction community in Toronto. Each will speak about an aspect of mystery/crime fiction internationally and locally. Individual sessions will focus on the history of mysteries, and then delve deeper into mysteries from around the world being published today. We’ll look at an overview, and delve into detail on crime fiction from Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the United States, and at several of the key sub-genres. A general reading list will be supplied, but reading the books on the list will not be required for enjoyment of the lecture series.

January 16 Overview:History, and Mystery and Crime Fiction around the World

Helen Nelson, Board Chair, Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention

January 23 Canadian Mysteries

Kathleen Fraser, Editor, Toronto Sisters in Crime Newsletter

January 30 British Mysteries

Marian Misters, Proprietor, Sleuth of Baker Street Mystery Book Store

February 6 US Mysteries

Helen Nelson, Board Chair, Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention

February 13 Traditional Mysteries: The Christie Legacy

Rosemary McCracken, Author and Novel Writing teacher at George Brown College

February 20 Historical Mysteries: Mysteries set in or about history

D.J. McIntosh, author

February 27 Romantic Suspense,

Kate Frieman, author and President of Toronto Chapter Sisters in Crime

March 6 Procedurals:The professionals on the case

Helen Nelson, Board Chair, Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention

March 13 Thrillers:Keeping you on the edge of your seat

K.J. Howe, Author and Executive Director, Thrillerfest

March 20 Noir: How dark is too dark for you?

Dorothy Birtalan, Toronto Sisters in Crime Board

Researcher/Committee Contact and Chair: Pamela Guy