Presentation: History of Mystery, from Poe to Present Day

Host: Millie Mack, Presenter

Date: Thursday, October 20, 2022

Time: 10:30 AM

Where: Loch Raven Cafeteria, 1801 Glen Keith Blvd, Baltimore MD, 21286

This fun presentation traces the development of mysteries through the decades. It begins with Edgar Allan Poe, who created the first detective story, and then examines the influence of Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, and the British Detection Club. It includes America’s introduction of the hard-boiled detective, which was an integral part of the Pulp fiction and the film noir era. And the presentation doesn’t forget today’s popular mysteries, including suspense and thrillers. In addition to examining the history, attendees will learn about the tremendous influence Maryland has had on the genre, both then and now.

Millie Mack is a pseudonym for the author who writes the Faraday Murder Series featuring amateur sleuths Carrie and Charles Faraday. She just completed her first culinary mystery for her new Irish Bistro Murder Series. In addition to her mystery books, Millie also writes a blog all about mysteries at