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Building the Crime Novel

Date: 11/18/17

Location: Open Book-Loft Classroom

Day of the Week: Saturday

Time: 10:00 - 4:00 pm

Ages: Adult

Class Level: Open to All Levels

Genre: Fiction

• Regular: $105.00
• Member: $94.50
• Low-Income: $73.50

The best mysteries have always been about more than who killed Mr. Body in the library with a candlestick. They help us explore the truth of our existence with as much validity as any so-called work of literature.

In this seminar, we'll help students achieve this goal by examining the structure of the crime novel starting with the simple question—What is this book about? From there we will discuss what Hitchcock called "the McGuffin"the reason the story takes placefollowed by the importance of conflict in moving the story along and exploring the theme as well as a detailed discussion of the three parts of the crime novelsnare, joyride and payoff. We will also discuss the Voice of the Narrator. Bring a bag lunch; we'll break mid-day.