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Mystery Summer

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Do you enjoy Film Noir, Swedish mysteries, Agatha Christie, espionage thrillers, potboilers, or Sherlock Holmes?

Mystery Summer promises to fill your summer months with Film Noir screenings, mystery book discussions, and more, all at the Mid-Manhattan Library!

BOOKS    
Authors as Sleuths Historical mysteries featuring famous authors, such as Jane Austen and Oscar Wilde, as amateur sleuths. Elizabeth
Bookish Mysteries Intellectual mysteries and thrillers with plots centered on books, manuscripts or libraries. Elizabeth
Gialli! Italian Mysteries Mysteries set in Italy from thrillers to more metaphysical detective stories. Elizabeth
International Mysteries Mysteries set in countries all around the world, including: Thailand, Zimbabwe, New Zealand, England, Norway, Denmark, Italy, Sweden, and The Solomon Islands. Melissa &
Elizabeth
Mystery in the NYPL Reader's Den Mysteries and suspenseful fiction discussed in Reader's Den, NYPL's online book discussion group. Elizabeth
New York, New York, It's a Mysterious Town A selection of mysteries and thrillers set in the New York City of the past, present, and future. Lois &
Elizabeth
Story Time for Grown-ups Short Mysteries Mixed Bag: Story Time for Grown-Ups is a short story read-aloud program that meets every two weeks at lunch time. This summer in conjunction with the Summer Reading Mysteries theme, all the stories selected were mysteries. Lois &
Elizabeth
Teen Mysteries Great mysteries that deal with everything from real teen issues to the paranormal. Sandra
Top True Crime Murder, assassination, robbery, fraud, extortion, conspiracy and other true crimes are recounted in these Edgar Award winners and nominees. Elizabeth
Top True Crime eBooks Murder, assassination, robbery, fraud, extortion, conspiracy and other true crimes are recounted in these Edgar Award winners and nominees. Elizabeth
FILM    
AFI's Top 10 Mystery Films The American Film Institute's selections for best mystery films made in the U.S. Elizabeth
Film Noir 101 A list of 10 essential American film noirs from the 1940's. Thomas
International Detectives on DVD Adaptations of popular international detective novels filmed mostly on location. With links to the original novels. Elizabeth
Law & Order, British Style A selection of British crime and courtroom dramas featuring memorable characters and performances as well as clever and suspenseful plots. Elizabeth
Noir B-Movies A selection of raw, low-budget Film Noir b-movies. Thomas
NYC Film Noir While the majority of American noirs take place in Los Angeles, this list highlights film noirs set in New York City. Thomas

Photo: Joost Assink, CC BY 2.0

"[Film noir] has a singular position in the brief history of American motion pictures: a body of films that not only presents a relatively cohesive vision of America but that does so in a manner transcending the influences of auteurism or genre..." — Alain Silver, Film Noir Reader

Join us Wednesdays at 7 p.m. (on the first floor) and Sundays at 2 p.m. (on the sixth floor) for Film Noir at Mid-Manhattan LibraryAll screenings are FREE and seating is first-come, first-served.

Download official flier: Wednesdays | Sundays

 

MAY      
Wed May 30, 2012 The Maltese Falcon (1941, 101 min) 7 p.m.
JUN      
Sun Jun 3, 2012

Mildred Pierce (1945, 113 min)

2 p.m.
Wed Jun 6, 2012 Double Indemnity (1944, 107 min) 7 p.m.
Sun Jun 10, 2012 Scarlet Street (1945, 103 min) 2 p.m.
Wed Jun 13, 2012 Murder, My Sweet (1944, 95 min) 7 p.m.
Sun Jun 17, 2012 Notorious (1946, 101 min) 2 p.m.
Wed Jun 20, 2012 Detour (1946, 67 min) 7 p.m.
Sun Jun 24, 2012 The Big Sleep (1946, 114 min) 2 p.m.
Wed Jun 27, 2012 Lady in the Lake (1946, 103 min) 7 p.m.
JUL      
Sun Jul 1, 2012 Gilda (1946, 120 min) 2 p.m.
Wed Jul 4, 2012 Library Closed for Independence Day N/A
Sun Jul 8, 2012 The Big Clock (1948, 95 min) 2 p.m.
Wed Jul 11, 2012 Out of the Past (1947, 97 min) 7 p.m.
Sun Jul 15, 2012 Woman in the Window (1944, 99 min) 2 p.m.
Wed Jul 18, 2012 Crossfire (1947, 86 min) 7 p.m.
Sun Jul 22, 2012 Sunset Boulevard (1950, 110 min) 2 p.m.
Wed Jul 25, 2012 The Lady From Shanghai (1948, 87 min) 7 p.m.
Sun Jul 29, 2012 Asphalt Jungle (1950, 112 min) 2 p.m.
AUG      
Wed Aug 1, 2012 Gun Crazy (1949, 87 min) 7 p.m.
Sun Aug 5, 2012 Strangers on a Train (1951, 101 min) 2 p.m.
Wed Aug 8, 2012 In a Lonely Place (1950, 93 min) 7 p.m.
Sun Aug 12, 2012 The Big Heat (1953, 90 min) 2 p.m.
Wed Aug 15, 2012 D.O.A. (1950, 83 min) 7 p.m.
Sun Aug 19, 2012 Sweet Smell of Success (1957, 96 min) 2 p.m.
Wed Aug 22, 2012 Ace in the Hole (1951, 111 min) 7 p.m.
Sun Aug 26, 2012 Touch of Evil (1958, 108 min) 2 p.m.
Wed Aug 29, 2012 Narrow Margin (1952, 71 min) 7 p.m.

Still from In a Lonely Place (1950, 94 min)

Reader's Den is a monthly, online book discussion led by NYPL's resident bibliophiles.

Check out the book (or ebook) from NYPL's catalog and join us once a week for a lively blog discussion of the current month's selection. To celebrate Mystery Summer, we have four great mystery titles coming up:

MONTH TITLE AUTHOR DISCUSSIONS
Jun 11/22/63 Stephen King 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Jul The Man Who Was Thursday G.K. Chesterton 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Aug The Maltese Falcon Dashiell Hammett 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Sep The Eyre Affair Jasper Fforde 1 | 2 | 3 | 4

Photo: Snowshot, CC BY-NC 2.0

Love a good story? Sit back and relax during Mixed Bag as storyteller extraordinaire Lois Moore reads you a story or two at lunch or dinner time!

JUNE      
Wed Jun 13, 2012 New York, New York: It's a Mysterious Town
Last Stop, Ditmars by Tori Carrington
The Last Supper by Carole Lea Benjamin
1 p.m.
Wed Jun 27, 2012 New York, New York: It's a Mysterious Town
The Man Who Loved Flowers by Stephen King
Too Many Crooks by Donald E. Westlake
1 p.m.
JULY      
Tues Jul 17, 2012  New York, New York: It's a Mysterious Town
Last Stop, Ditmars by Tori Carrington
The Last Supper by Carole Lea Benjamin
7 p.m.
Wed Jul 18, 2012 Mean Streets of the City
The Good Samaritan by Charles Ardai
In for a Penny by Lawrence Block
1 p.m.
Tues Jul 24, 2012 New York, New York: It's a Mysterious Town
The Man Who Loved Flowers by Stephen King
Too Many Crooks by Donald E. Westlake
7 p.m.
Wed Jul 25, 2012 Mean Streets of the City
I'm Nobody by Eduardo Antonio Parra
Souls Burning by Bill Pronzini
1 p.m.
AUGUST      
Tues Aug 7, 2012 Mean Streets of the City
The Good Samaritan by Charles Ardai
In for a Penny by Lawrence Block
7 p.m.
Wed Aug 8, 2012 Mystery Classics
The Blue Cross by G. K. Chesterton
1 p.m.
Tues Aug 21, 2012 Mean Streets of the City
I'm Nobody by Eduardo Antonio Parra
Souls Burning by Bill Pronzini
7 p.m.
Wed Aug 22, 2012 Mystery Classics
A Scandal in Bohemia by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
1 p.m.

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