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The Real World of Sherlock Holmes

On Sunday, January 15 2017, at 3.00 p.m. at the Kirby Arts Center at The Lawrenceville School Professor B.J. Rahn, an expert on British Crime fiction will explain how Conan Doyle's stories tell us about crime and detection in the Victorian era. Professor Rahn formerly taught English at Hunter College in New York and she has been teaching, researching and writing about crime fiction for over two decades. She also gives courses at the Renaissance Academy in Naples, Florida. Her works include "The Armchair Detective" and "The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writers". Professor Rahn leads walking tours focusing on various stories of crime and mystery writers such as Agatha Christie, Arthur Canon Doyle, Dorothy L. Sayers in the UK and Edgar Allen Poe, amongst others, in the USA.


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