Zoom--AROUND THE WORLD MYSTERIOUSLY (Limit 25)
This Zoom course features mysteries where the setting itself is a major character whether for geographic, cultural/historical, or political reasons. The novels are set in Tibet, North Korea, Iceland, Saudi Arabia, and post-Soviet Russia--locales that are likely to be unfamiliar to the usual mystery novel reader.
Books to be discussed are:
--- The Skull Mantra by Eliot Pattison
--- A Corpse in the Koryo by James Church
--- Snowblind by Ragnar Jonasson
--- Finding Nouf by Zoe Ferraris
--- The Man who Walked like a Bear by Stuart Kaminsky
All the books are available through interlibrary loan (Minerva or Maine CAT) or for purchase through online sellers such as Amazon and ABE Books.
The first class will be a discussion of mysteries as a genre.
Class size is limited to 20.
Instructor: JUDY HAKOLA
A (finally) retired instructor in English at the University of Maine, Judy's academic fields were primarily Maine literature and technical writing, but her leisure reading is almost exclusively mysteries from all parts of the world. She has taught both in-person and Zoom courses for PVSC and Downeast SC. Her teaching style is informal, and she encourages class participation.