Mystery & Crime Literature
The Literature of Mystery and Crime—Fiction and Fact
Literature of Mystery and Crime will explore mystery and crime stories as cultural artifacts. Our discussions will cover many issues:
- How do these stories comment on the human condition?
- What do writers do to create these structures and genres? In other words, what makes a work of literature a "mystery" or "crime" novel?
We will also look at some of the origins of mystery and speculate where it may be going.