Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (August 7 at 10 am – August 31 at 4 pm): $200
Regular Registration Price (August 31 at 4 pm – first day of class): $220
Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.
This seminar is full. Please call (312) 255-3700 to be added to the wait list.
Mark your Calendar!
The Newberry Bookstore will re-open on August 14, and you will once again be able to find most of your assigned books for sale there.
This course will travel north, to explore the frosty noir of Scandinavian and north European mysteries. Each country in this region has a different take on the genre, and we will read one mystery each week from a different country, discussing how its style reflects the realities of its country of origin. Writers from Norway, Finland, Iceland, Scotland, Ireland and, of course, Sweden will be represented.
Six sessions. E - $200, L - $220
Tom Irvine works with computers during the day and has a passion for mysteries.
- Karin Alvtegan, Missing, Felony & Mayhem, 2009. ISBN: 978-1934609286
- Karin Fossum, Don't Look Back, Vintage, 2013. ISBN: 978-0099597940
- James Thompson, Snow Angels, Berkley, 2011. ISBN: 978-0425238837
- Arnaldur Indridason, Jar City, Picador, 2005. ISBN: 978-0312426385
- Craig Robertson, Last Refuge, Simon & Schuster UK, 2016. ISBN: 978-1471127755
- Adrian McKinty, Police at the Station and They Don't Look Friendly, Seventh Street Books, 2017. ISBN: 978-1633882591
For the first class, please read Missing from Karin Alvtegan.
This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.