Let’s Talk About It

Prepare to tickle your funny bone and sharpen your sleuthing skills at the Woodward Public Library’s latest Let’s Talk About It series featuring the theme “Crime and Comedy: The Lighter Side of Murder and Misdemeanor.” This five-month literary journey, sponsored by a generous grant from Oklahoma Humanities, dives into the hilarious world of comic crime fiction, where laughs and larceny go hand-in-hand.

Join us for lively discussions led by scholar presenters as we explore the quirky capers and unlikely investigators that define this delightful genre. From bungling burglars to amateur sleuths with a knack for trouble, you’ll find yourself grinning as you unravel the mystery.

Here’s a peek at the thrilling lineup:

  • Tuesday, February 27 at 6:30 PM: Dr. Tonya Robinson guides us through The Code of the Woosters by P. G. Wodehouse, a classic comedy and good-natured mayhem.
  • Tuesday, March 26 at 6:30 PM: Dr. Deena Fisher delves into The Burglar Who Traded Ted Williams by Lawrence Block, a witty tale of a bookish burglar and his unexpected baseball heist.
  • Tuesday, April 23 at 6:30 PM: Dr. Sara Richter brings us Native Tongue by Carl Hiaasen, a Florida-fueled romp filled with environmental intrigue and laugh-out-loud hijinks.
  • Tuesday, May 21 at 6:30 PM: Karen Ansley introduces us to Cozy: A Stanley Hastings Mystery by Parnell Hall, where humor and murder collide as a put-upon New York City PI goes on vacation.
  • Tuesday, June 25 at 6:30 PM: Dr. Roxie James concludes the series with One for the Money by Janet Evanovich, the hilarious first installment in the beloved Stephanie Plum series.

Whether you’re a seasoned mystery fan or simply seeking a good laugh, this book club promises an evening of delightful escapism and engaging conversation. All are welcome, and the best part? It’s completely free! Mark your calendars and join us for an unforgettable journey through the lighter side of crime and comedy!

For more information and to register, please contact the library at 580-254-8544 or email Andrea at adavis@woodward.lib.ok.us.

Books, services, and other materials for this series are provided by Let’s Talk About It, a project of Oklahoma Humanities. Generous funding and support for the series was provided by the Kirkpatrick Family Fund and Oklahoma City University. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these programs do not necessarily represent those of Oklahoma Humanities.