6 - 7:30 pm
Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (May 7 at 9 am** – May 24 at 4 pm): $210
Regular Registration Price (May 24 at 4 pm – first day of class): $231
** Registration opens online at 9 am. Phone registration will be accepted starting at 10 am.
Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.
When we think of mysteries, we tend to think of whodunnits set in the English countryside, thrillers unfolding in the bleak winter of Scandinavia, or detective stories involving hard-nosed New York City cops. This course will adopt a different approach, concentrating on crime novels set in Eastern Europe in order to better understand the countries where they’re set. Each week, we will read a crime novel set during a different era in a different Eastern European country in order to uncover the unique and rich literary landscapes of the region.
Six sessions. E – $210, L – $231
Tom Irvine works as a chief information officer and has a passion for crime novels and the study of history.
- Vilmos Kondo, Budapest Noir. Harper Paperbacks, 2012. ISBN: 978-0061859397
- Olen Steinhauer, The Confession: A Novel. Minotaur Books, 2005. ISBN: 978-0312338152
- Dan Fesperman, Lie in the Dark. Vintage, 2000. ISBN: 978-0375707674
- Ilze Berzins, Riga Mortis. AuthorHouse, 2005. ISBN: 978-1420835441
- Andrey Kurkov, The Case of the General’s Thumb. Melville International Crime, 2012. ISBN: 978-1612190600
- Michael Genelin, Dark Dreams. Soho Crime, 2010. ISBN: 978-1569476499
For the first class, please read the book Budapest Noir by Vilmos Kondo.