Fictional Detectives, Police and Private


Name Email Phone
Maurice Better 608-255-3912

We’ll investigate some of the literary world’s greatest detectives in 5 weeks: Inspector Alan Banks (Peter Robinson), Inspector Thomas Lynley (Elizabeth George), Inspector Tom Barnaby (Caroline Graham), Inspector George Gently (Alan Hunter) and Inspector William “Jack” Frost (R.D. Wingfield). Read Peter Robinson’s “Playing with Fire” or any of the authors’ Alan Banks detective stories prior to the first class. We’ll watch a movie based on the suggested story in class followed by a discussion of the investigator(s), the facts of the case and the method(s) of investigation. We’ll follow a similar format with each of the other detectives.


 Madison Senior Center

Meeting Day


Meeting Time

 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Start Date

 January 17, 2018

End Date

 February 14, 2018


 Regular reading/discussion

Class Size

 No limit
Class notes

No need to pre-enroll since there is no class size limit; just come to the first class session. (Come early, class size may be limited due to room capacity.)

Book and Movie Schedule


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