Who Done It?


January 18, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

In noir fiction, the protagonist is never the detective. They are the victim. Or suspect. Or even the perpetrator!

Learn more about this writing style from local author Dick Cass as he joins us to discuss how classic noir detective fiction rose as a subgenre, and who is currently writing in this style. Dick will also read from his noir jazz mystery In Solo Time and take questions about detective fiction, writing, the writing process, and the state of mystery publishing, including the very lively mystery writing community here in Maine.

Who done it? Dick Cass!

More About Our Speaker
Richard Cass is the author of Solo Act, the first novel in the Elder Darrow jazz mystery series, which he pitched as “an alcoholic walks into a dive bar and decides to buy it.” Solo Act was released in January of 2016 and was a finalist for the 2017 Maine Literary Awards in the Crime Fiction category. The prequel to Solo ActIn Solo Time, was published in September of 2017.

Cass holds a graduate degree in writing from the University of New Hampshire, where he studied with Thomas Williams, Jr. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in PlayboyGray’s Sporting JournalZZYZVA, and Best Short Stories of the American West.

He blogs with other Maine Crime Writers at Maine Crime Writers and serves on the board of the Mystery Writers of America New England chapter. He lives in Cape Elizabeth.

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