The world is about to end because an asteroid barrels towards earth with the impact predicted in six months. Society is breaking down. There’s no electricity, gas, and food is scarce. Some people have left their jobs, others chase dreams, or some even break down from the impending doom. So what does Detective Hank Palace do with his few months?-solve murders.
The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie (1920) presents the debut of the brilliant Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. Who poisoned the wealthy Emily Inglethorpe in her locked bedroom? Suspects, clues and red herrings abound. Discuss at the library on Monday, May 13, 2013, 1:30–3:00 pm in the Marvin Auditorium 101C.
Alix London’s future had been promising as an art student at Harvard and with a father that was a well known art conservator. Then her world turned upside down when her father was convicted of art forgery. She dropped out of school and the family money began to disappear with the rising court costs. Now, she’s a struggling art consultant and barely able to make ends meet until Alix gets a break that could jumpstart her career.
It was a tragic crime scene with a young mother dead and her six-year-old daughter murdered with their bodies found in an abandoned house they were squatting in. In the midst of the blood and squalor was an unlikely clue- a credit card owned by a wealthy businessman who died months ago.
It’s Christmas time in Hull, England and the threat of snow is in the air, but the real danger is not from the weather but from a killer or killers after a string of murders. There is no obvious link between the crimes- the only survivor of a shipwreck from forty years ago is found dead in a lifeboat, a teenage girl from Africa is hacked to death, and a suspected arsonist is murdered and burned.
Maisie Dobbs was born in England before World War I when the roles between the landed gentry and the servants were strict and the lower classes were supposed to know their place. Maisie was a maid but her intelligence caught the attention of her employer Lady Rowan. Luckily for Maisie, Lady Rowan ignored convention and became Maisie’s sponsor guiding her to an education, but just as Maisie began college World War I started halting her education and changing both Maisie and England.