- By Elizabeth Skinner
- Posted Monday, August 9, 2010
On the Same Page 2010
Get ready to don your fedora, button your trench coat and sharpen your sleuthing skills as the Library prepares to celebrate the mystery genre in this year’s On the Same Page community read project. Dashiell Hammett’s classic mystery novel The Maltese Falcon has been selected as the featured novel. Set in 1920’s San Francisco, the story follows hard-boiled detective Sam Spade through a six-day investigation over the missing Maltese Falcon and the murder of Sam’s partner. The Maltese Falcon is a time bomb that begins ticking in the first chapter, ticks faster as it progresses, and doesn’t detonate until the last intense page.
On the Same Page will kick off at the Bookmarks Festival of Books on Saturday, September 11th, and feature New York Times bestselling mystery writers John Hart and Erica Spindler and young adult mystery writer Bonnie Doerr. Programs will include a film noir series with special film showings of The Thin Man and The Maltese Falcon at the new A/perture theater. Other special programs will include a look at modern forensics, Dashiell Hammett scholar Richard Layman, a swing dance party and an architectural walking tour of downtown Winston-Salem.
- For a complete calendar and much more information about this year’s On The Same Page, check out our blog!