Origins of detective fiction explored

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MANCHESTER >> As part of the Sunday Afternoon at the Library series, "The Origins of Detective Fiction: The History of the Mystery", will take place Sunday, March 6, at 2 p.m. in the Martha Canfield Library Meeting Room, 528 East Arlington Road, in Arlington with Sally Sugarman.

Despite dominating best seller lists and television programming, the mystery genre is often dismissed as trivial. On the contrary, it is invaluable in the ways in which it reflects society over time, as well as issues about the nature of morality and justice. Given the richness of mystery fiction in shaping our ideas about heroes and villains, this illustrated talk focusing on detective literature, is an introduction to this unique element of popular culture.

Sally Sugarman, always a popular speaker at the library, reviews for the detective journal, "Deadly Pleasures," is a member of the Baker Street Irregulars, edits and writes for "Groans, Cries and Bleatings," a quarterly Sherlockian newsletter.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information visit the library's website at www.marthacanfieldlibrary.org or call 802-375-6153.


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