Dip into a modern update on the cozy British mystery novel in Scarlett Thomas’ Dead Clever. Then come to Bulldog Book Club and Discuss it with English Professor Fran Teague and a UGA Librarian. Bulldog Book Club is open to all.
Bored and unsuccessful at teaching, bartending and acting, Lily Pascale leaves noisy, noisome London and her cheating boyfriend for her native picturesque Devon. When she applies for an English department vacancy at the local university, Lily is, to her amazement, hired on the spot to teach her specialties-crime and horror fiction as well as creative writing. But the campus is in turmoil. A student has recently been decapitated in the woods, another student is missing, a colleague to whom Lily is attracted disappears and Lily’s department head, Professor Valentine, is oddly uncommunicative. When the distraught missing student surfaces, Lily is the last person to see him before he turns up dead, supposedly a suicide. Lily suspects foul play and resolves to investigate. When she discovers an insidious drug cult on campus with a sinister leader, what was hitherto a tale of amateur detection becomes a Sax Rohmer-type thriller. – Publisher’s Weekly
Wednesday, 23 Mar. 3:30-4:30, Jittery Joe’s in the Miller Learning Center.
Tuesday, 29 Mar. 12:30-1:30, Jittery Joe’s in the Miller Learning Center.