November 19, 2003, Harvard Faculty Club
This dinner and talk by author Joanne Dobson was cohosted with the Speckled Band of Boston, a Sherlock Holmes society. Professor Dobson teaches English at Fordham University and is the author of the Karen Pelletier mysteries. Her first in this series, Quieter than Sleep (1997), was an Agatha nominee. It was followed by The Northbury Papers (1998), The Raven and the Nightingale (1999), Cold and Pure and Very Dead (2000), and The Maltese Manuscript (2003). In her scholarly work, Professor Dobson has concentrated on the recovery of the neglected literature of nineteenth-century American women writers. She is a founding editor of Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers and a general editor of the Rutgers American Women Writers reprint series. There was a short talk and reading by Professor Dobson followed by a book signing and a chance to talk with the author. After dinner Professor Dobson spoke on biblio-mysteries.