The Department of Modern Languages is pleased to announce the International Mystery Book Club.
*This club is for Faculty and Staff Only.
We meet over lunch and have fun discussing an mystery by a non-U.S. author. That’s it!
Our Summer of 2012 schedule is as follows:
Friday June 8, at noon, meeting at The Mellow Mushroom until 1 PM: Detective Inspector Huss by Helen Tursten (Sweden). From Publisher’s Weekly: “This intriguing police procedural from Swedish author Tursten, the first in a new series, augurs well for the future exploits of its heroine, a sympathetic 40-something detective attempting to juggle a demanding job and her family life. Irene Huss of the Violent Crimes Unit plunges into a complex and high-stakes investigation when Richard von Knecht, one of G”teborg’s leading citizens and a Trump-like tycoon, apparently takes a suicidal plunge off his apartment balcony, practically before the eyes of his wife and son.” If you plan on attending, please email conway [at] uta.edu to rsvp a day before so that we may expect you!
Friday July 20, at noon, meeting at The Mellow Mushroom until 1 PM: The Silence of the Rain by Luis Alfredo García Roza (Brazil). From Publisher’s Weekly: “In a parking garage in the center of Rio de Janeiro, corporate executive Ricardo Carvalho is found dead in his car, a bullet in his head, his wallet and briefcase missing. Inspector Espinosa is called in to investigate the apparent robbery and murder, but the world-weary Espinosa knows that things are not always as they seem.” If you plan on attending, please email conway [at] uta.edu to rsvp a day before so that we may expect you!
Friday August 17, at noon, meeting at The Mellow Mushroom until 1 PM: The Chalk Circle Man by Fred Vargas (France). From Publisher’s Weekly: “Fans of Commissaire Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg, the sleuth who doesn’t do deductive reasoning, will welcome the first in Vargas’s inspired crime series (This Night’s Foul Work; Wash This Blood Clean from My Hand), originally published in France in 1990. Newly transferred from his home in the Pyrenees to Paris, the 45-year-old Adamsberg arrives with a reputation for solving big cases, though his diffident manner doesn’t impress his colleague and foil, Adrien Danglard. A solitary man drawing blue chalk circles at night around stray objects in Paris streets manages to create a media sensation, but Adamsberg senses evil behind the act.” If you plan on attending, please email conway [at] uta.edu to rsvp a day before so that we may expect you!
The club will continue in the fall!