The focus of this course is to read and critique contemporary mystery novels and short stories.  Members take turns leading the discussion focusing on the author, the setting, the character and plot development, and story conclusion.  Books and stories are chosen at the end of each semester for the next semester.  

Full-length novels alternate weekly with short stories.  The first novel for the fall semester is Career of Evil by Robert Gailbraith.  The short stories are selected from a short story anthology to be selected at the first meeting.  Novels are available from the South Central Library System.  Anthologies are usually purchased.  Limited photo-coping is expected


Covenant Presbyterian Church

Meeting Day


Meeting Time

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Start Date

Sep 26, 2019

End Date

Dec 5, 2019


High participation and/or presentation

Class Size


Class Notes

To Enroll:  contact coordinator about enrollment status

# of Sessions: 10

No Class: Nov 28, 2019 (Thanksgiving Day)

Book List for Fall 2019

  • Boar Island by Nevada Barr
  • >Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith
  • Shoulder the Sky by Anne Perry
  • >A Private Life of Sir Isaac Newton by Phillip Kerr
  • Y is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton

We Love a Mystery


Name Email Phone
Barbara Evans 608-833-6822

PLATO is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in association with:

For more information about PLATO, contact:

Edie Urness-Pondillo
UW-Madison Continuing Studies
21 N. Park St, 7th Floor, Madison, WI 53715
Phone: 608-262-5823
Fax: 608-265-4555

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