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University Connected Learning
Play the sleuth and investigate murder, seduction, and unusual mayhem from four great female writers, known as the "Queens of Mystery": Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, Phoebe Atwood Taylor, and P.D. James. We will even enlist the help of a fifth "queen," Ellery Queen himself. Reading "Toward Zero," by Christie; "Strong Poison," by Sayers; "Death Lights a Candle," by Taylor; and "The Murder Room," by James, we will follow the trail of the sleuth (amateur or professional) on the page, use our powers of logic and deductive reasoning (elementary, really), solve the most difficult of puzzles (including crossword), and discover who did what to whom, when, why, and how.