• A Nicer Kind of Murder

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    Name: A Nicer Kind of Murder
    Date: June 16, 2022
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM PDT
    Event Description:
    Murder isn’t what it used to be. Explore the shifting role of the victim in detective novels, and how that shift reflects broader social changes. From Poe and Sherlock Homes to British cozies and Hardboiled pulps, novelist Matthew Sullivan traces the many influences on the postwar and modern eras of the mystery genre and shows how empathy plays a unique role in contemporary crime novels—especially in today’s literary mysteries. What does the way crime victims are portrayed say about a society’s culture? Join Sullivan to reflect on the special relationship between reading literature and experiencing empathy—on the page and in our daily lives.
    Location:
    Burlington Public Library 820 E. Washington Ave Burlington, WA 98233
    Date/Time Information:
    June 16, 2022 6:30 PM
    Contact Information:
    Burlington Public Library 360-755-0760
    Fees/Admission:
    FREE
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