Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, Dashiell Hammett, Ngaio Marsh: The Golden Age of Mysteries between the wars saw an explosion of cozy British country house murders, dark detection by damaged detectives, noble amateurs whimsically solving crimes. Over the course of the year, WhoDunnits will look at the many mystery genres that appeared during this time, and the authors who became masters still published and emulated today.
In Magpie Murders, editor Susan Ryland receives a manuscript from her best-selling and most troublesome author. Did he conceal clues in the novel that will help solve another murder?
We'll also be distributing copies of Louise Penny's Still Life, our May read.
The WhoDunnits is a discussion group devoted to mysteries and following a yearlong program of books and movies around a single topic. We'll have featured titles some months, and do themes with title suggestions other months. We'll also hold occasional movie showings. Questions? Contact us at 757.259.4050.