See the USA with American Fictional Detectives

Instructor:  Nancy Perkins

  • Thursday Afternoon
  • 1:00 – 3:00 PM
  • Class limit 30
  • Class closed

A major characteristic of all detective and mystery fiction is a well-defined sense of place. From Maine to Florida, from New York to Los Angeles, countless writers have created a body of work that describes the geographic, social, and cultural climate of the regions in which they set their stories. This class will explore American detective fiction and the geographic locales that are so expertly defined by the masters of the craft.

Class limit 30.

Nancy Perkins has a double major in English and History and has long enjoyed detective fiction. An earlier class on British detective fiction was well received at Senior College Belfast. Since that earlier class she has taught several others including Greek Mythology and discovered how much she loves to teach.