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At Your Library In August: Deadly Pleasures Mystery Book Group

Aug 26, 2018 07:03AM ● By Theresa Gilman

Deadly Pleasures Mystery Book Group

(Editor's Note: the following information was provided by the Dracut Library.)

Deadly Pleasures Mystery Book Group
British Procedurals


Tuesday, August 21st
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
This month, the Deadly Pleasures Mystery Book Group will be discussing British Procedurals

The police procedural is a sub-genre of detective fiction. It emphasizes the investigative procedure of the police as opposed to a private investigator or amateur sleuth. Unlike traditional mysteries where the criminal's identity is concealed until the narrative climax, the police procedural often reveals the perpetrators identity to the reader early in the narrative, making it an inverted detective story where the focus is more on how to catch the perpetrator, rather than on figuring out "who done it."

Police procedurals try to accurately depict such police-related topics as forensics, autopsies, gathering evidence, search warrants, interrogation, and adherence to legal restrictions and procedure.*

Please read at least one title in this sub-genre. The following list of suggestions is not intended to be an exhaustive list.  You are free to pick a title on this list or any other title in this sub-genre.

If you have any questions prior to that date, please do not hesitate to contact me


Nanci Milone Hill, Library Director
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