Schmid, David (David Frank) teacher.
Chantilly, Va. : Teaching Company, 
Volume 1. Disc 1. Mystery Fiction's Secret Formula -- The Detective Is Born -- Disc Disc 2. The Criminal -- Sidekick -- Disc 3. Detecting Clues -- Case Closed? The Problem with Solutions -- Disc 4. The Locked Room -- The Dime Novel -- Disc 5. Murder in Cozy Places -- Return of the Classic Detective -- Disc 6. The City Tests the Detective -- The Private Eye Opens -- Volume 2. Disc 7. African American Mysteries -- The Femme Fatale -- Disc 8. The Private Eye Evolves -- Latino Detectives on the Border -- Disc 9. The Lady Detective -- Violence Waits in the Wings -- Disc 10. Violence Takes Center Stage -- Psychopaths and Mind Hunters -- Disc 11. Police as Antagonist -- Police as Protagonist -- Disc 12. Native American Mysteries -- The European Mystery Tradition -- Volume 3. Disc 13. Nordic Noir -- Japanese and Latin American Mysteries -- Disc 14. Precursors to True Crime -- True Crime in the 20th Century -- Disc15. Historical Mysteries -- Spies, Thrillers, and Conspiracies -- Disc 16. Female-Centered Mystery and Suspense -- Poetic Justice -- Disc 17. Courtroom Drama -- Gay and Lesbian Mystery and Suspense -- Disc 18. Adapting the Multimedia Mystery -- Mysterious Experiments.
On a dark, shadowy, cobblestone pavement in Victorian England, a pipe-smoking genius works with Scotland Yard to make meticulous observations and apply algorithm-like calculations that unravel impossible mysteries. In an internet café in Sweden, a chain-smoking computer hacker, working alone and outside the lines of legal constraints, creates actual algorithms that help her to decipher unfathomable puzzles. At first glance, it might seem like a long and winding road from Sherlock Holmes to Lisbeth Salander, but peer deeper into the captivating genre of mystery and suspense and you'll find that different characters, eras, and locations often share familiar traits.
18 audio discs (approximately 18 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (vi, 305 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
Title from disc surface.
Course no. 2442.
Each volume of program contains twelve lectures; the length of each lecture is: ca. 30 min. The entire program consists of thirty-six lectures.
Lecture notes and program information contained in course guidebook.
Lecturer: Professor David Schmid, University at Buffalo.
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