We’ll investigate the following great detectives in 5 weeks:
- Inspector Kurt Wallander, Ystad (Sweden) Police (Henning Mankell);
- Alex Cross, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department (James Patterson);
- Salvo Montalbano, Chief/Detective, Vigata (Sicily) Police Force (Andrea Camilleri);
- Mma Precious Ramotswe, founder/investigator, the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, Gaborone, Botswana (Alexander McCall Smith); and
- Adam Dalgliesh, Commander, New Scotland Yard, London (P. D. James).
Read Kurt Wallander’s “ Faceless Killers” prior to the first class. Each week we’ll watch a movie based on the book in class followed by a discussion of the investigator(s), the facts of the case and the methods of investigation.