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BU’s School of Management
Metcalf Trustee Lounge
595 Commonwealth Avenue, 9th Floor
Join Professor Charles Rzepka for an afternoon luncheon as he entertains the question, why read detective fiction?
Rzepka will explore the reasoning behind the pull to detective fiction, and the differences between reading mystery, crime fiction, and detective works, as he discusses the specific demands detective fiction makes on readers that differ from any other genre. Fans of detective works will depart with a better understanding, while the conversation will whet the appetite of novice detective fiction readers.
Professor Rzepka has established a strong reputation as a critic of crime and detective fiction. His Detective Fiction (Polity, 2005) offered a penetrating analysis of the development of detective fiction in England and America from the eighteenth century on.