The Maltese Falcon defined detective fiction, and Sam Spade epitomized the hard-boiled private detective character. What has historically been a male-dominated genre is not anymore. Female authors have brought us female versions of the private detective, as well as characters that solve crimes while doing their jobs as police investigators, lawyers, park rangers, medical examiners, and housewives.
At the Women of Mystery discussions, participants are asked to come to casually discuss favorite female detectives in fiction: how are they similar to each other and how are they different? And, how do they stack up to their male counterparts?
So, come tell the group about your favorite female investigator and listen to what others think about women of mystery. Not yet a fan of female detective fiction? That’s okay, come anyway, and maybe you’ll be inspired to give the women a shot.
Discussions led by Ann Mason.
Wednesday, February 22, 11am
at Hattie’s Books
This program is part of the The Big Read: Coastal Georgia Reads The Maltese Falcon
An initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest and sponsored locally by Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association, The Three Rivers Regional Library System, and the College of Coastal Georgia. Additional partners include McIntosh Art Association, Arts Camden, The Brunswick News and Qantum Communications.