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Monday, May 13, 2013 8:00 am
Gatsby, Gumshoes, and the Golden Age
Posted by: Karen Kleckner Keefe

2013_mystery-month-buttonThe glitz, the glamour, the sparkly Baz Luhrmann decadence! This weekend’s release of the The Great Gatsby may not start a bathtub gin revival  why locavore sustainable food enthusiasts aren’t all over this, I have no idea), but interest will certainly be piqued by what was happening between the Great War and the Great Depression. To judge by these twentieth-century mystery titles–a lot of mischief.

One Response to “Gatsby, Gumshoes, and the Golden Age”
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