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Linda Mizejewski – The Woman Detective in Popular Culture
March 31 @ 2:00 pm
Generations of readers have enjoyed Nancy Drew, Miss Marple, and legions of spunky amateur female sleuths who picked up a flashlight to creep through the attic. But the 1980s brought a new heroine to the best seller list: the professional woman detective who gets her man with an arrest warrant or a bullet to the heart. This talk explores this new woman detective character and her bumpy transition to the box office and network television, where grit has often been traded for glamour. Topics include best selling writers Sue Grafton and Patricia Cornwell, television series from Charlie’s Angels to Cold Case, and films such as The Silence of the Lambs.