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A Readers’ Advisory Podcast about becoming better library staff by reading every genre, whether we like them or not! Every month we read books from a new, randomly picked genre; then on the podcast we discuss our reading choices, experiences, opinions, appeal factors, and other related topics as friends and library workers.

Mar 21, 2017

In this (long) episode, Detective Fiction! Join us as we discuss our (least) favorite detectives, inspectors, and PIs in fiction. Also: the problem of pronouncing author names without ever having heard them out loud before, to read in series order or not, all the formats and mediums we can “read” in (Yay!), detective TV versus detective novels, and how much like a P.I are you?

In this episode

Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Matthew Murray | Jessi




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  • Can you deal with a protagonist you don’t identify with or like very much?
  • What are your favourite detective series or one-offs?
  • Are there any detective stories set in prisons?
  • Are there some detective fiction genres (other than straight out thrillers) that are more focused on large systemic evils and/or the impacts of history rather than interpersonal conflicts?
  • Do you prefer your detectives via TV or in writing?

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Join us again on Tuesday, April 4th for a discussion of print versus digital reading and library borrowing versus owning.

Then come back on Tuesday, April 18th, when we will inflict upon you the “genre” of Non-Fiction Audiobooks!