Saturday, May 28, 2016

The Tuesday Night Bloggers Go to School with Murder

School may be getting out for the summer, but the Tuesday Night Bloggers are donning their academic robes and enrolling in a month of sinister summer school. Throughout the month of June our group of Golden Age Detective aficionados will be taking our examinations and writing papers on the dastardly deeds of academe. Academic mysteries are one of my favorite sub-genres of the field and so I will be collecting the papers here at the Block. If you'd like to join us for a month of academic mysteries, please join us every Tuesday for group discussion and I'll add your posts to the list. We focus on the Golden Age of crime fiction--generally accepted as published between the World Wars, but everyone seems to have a slightly different definition and we're pretty flexible.

4 comments:

theinvisibleevent said...

Good to know -- thanks, Bev. I'm sure I've read a slew of academic mysteries in my time, but can't bring many to mind just yet, so a review will be in order: I shall get my thinkin' cap on and try to find something beyond Edmund Crispin and Josephone Tey to pitch in with...!

Bev Hankins said...

JJ: Glad you'll be joining us for this one!

John said...

Well you'll certainly be in your element this month! Coincidentally, (second time this happened this year) I'm on the last couple of chapters of a 1929 book with a collegiate theme. So like you always seem to be doing I've nailed two blog memes with a single book.

Also, I was working on a meaty article for CADS about college professors who moonlighted as pseudonymous mystery writers. So I'll adapt and edit portions of that for the entire month...unless I stumble across some more suitable books to fit the academic theme.

Bev Hankins said...

Yay, John! Glad you'll be along with us. And, yes, this, indeed, part of my mystery wheelhouse.