We Love a Mystery


Name Email Phone
Barbara Evans evansbj@charter.net 608-833-6822

The focus of this course is to read and critique contemporary mystery novels and short stories. Members take turns leading the discussions focusing on the author, setting, character, 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. Novels will be selected at the end of the Fall semester. Short stories will be selected from the anthology The Big Book of Female Detectives edited by Otto Penzler.

Listed below are the books we'll be reading.

  • The Word is Murder, by Anthony Horowitz
  • Sweet Little Lies, by Caz Frear
  • The Woman in the Window, by A.J. Finn
  • Strong Poison, by Dorothy Sayers
  • Death in Cold Water, by Patricia Skalka

NOTE: The first book we'll read is The Word is Murder. Order of the other books to be determined on the first day of our next class, February 27.


Covenant Presbyterian Church

Meeting Day


Meeting Time

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Start Date

February 27, 2020

End Date

April 30, 2020


High participation and/or presentation

Class Size


Class notes

To Enroll:  Class size limited, contact coordinator about enrollment status.

# of Sessions: 10

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
Email: info@platomadison.org
Phone: 608-262-5823
Fax: 608-265-4555

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