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Detective Fiction

Weekly Calendar 4/13

Mon 4/13 No Class

HW: read Agatha Christie’s “The Witness for the

Prosecution found in the Anthology (pgs. 102-118), but
stop just after the inclusion of the letter on page 116. This is
a particularly well plotted story that is highly intricate
but also solvable, so utilize your shrewdest detective work.

Tue 4/14 (7) 9:25 Complete the worksheet for “The Witness for the
Prosecution” found on Myberwick

HW: Read “Silver Blaze” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle found

in your Anthology – stopping point in the text:
bottom of page 98.

Thu 4/16 (2) 8:35 Open Notebook Reading Quiz

Discuss Sherlock Holmes and Silver Blaze

HW: none

Fri 4/17 (3) 12:25 During your asynch block, watch the first 30 minutes of
this documentary on Sherlock Holmes


HW: Read the first two chapters in “A Study in Scarlet,”

where Sherlock Holmes is first introduced by Sir Arthur
Conan Doyle. This is one of his 4 novels, but we will only
read the opening chapters to get a feel for this unusual
man, who Sir ACD has sprung upon the literary world.
The chapters are title “Mr. Sherlock Holmes” and “The
Science of Deduction.”


Tue 4/21 (4) 11:35 Watch the final 22 minutes of the documentary you began
on Friday.

HW: In your collection of the works of Sherlock Holmes,

read “A Scandal in Bohemia” found in your copy of The
Best of Sherlock Holmes. This is the story that really put
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on the map, and popularized
Sherlock Holmes. The stopping point for your reading
should be just BEFORE Sherlock Holmes reads the letter
from Miss Adler (p.26)

Wed 4/22 (5) 10:45 Reading quiz and discussion on “A Scandal in Bohemia”

HW: Read “The Read Headed League” also found in The

Best of . . . Stop at the paragraph break on page 46.

Fri 4/24 (7) 9:25 TBA Get your copy of The Murder of Roger Ackroyd