MSSU Themed Semesters Research Guide

A guide of library resources from current and past themed semesters at Missouri Southern State University

Dates, Times & Meeting Places

5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018
Joplin Avenue Coffee Company
506 S. Joplin Ave.


5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018
Joplin Public Library
1901 East 20th Street


5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018
MSSU Spiva Library - 1st floor
3950 E. Newman Rd.

Experience the Thril of Reading Jar City

Immerse yourself in the very popular Nordic Noir genre by taking part in a book club for all readers and co-hosted by the English honor society Sigma Tau Delta.

Pick up a copy of Jar City: A Reykjavík Thriller by Arnaldur Indridason in Webster Hall 337 (while supplies last) and join us on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. 

This book club is open and free to the public, and snacks will be provided.

Jar City: An Inspector Erlendur Novel


ABOUT:Jar City: A Reykjavík Thriller by Arnaldur Indridason

From Gold Dagger Award--winning author Arnaldur Indridason comes a Reykjavík thriller introducing Inspector Erlendur

When a lonely old man is found dead in his Reykjavík flat, the only clues are a cryptic note left by the killer and a photograph of a young girl's grave. Inspector Erlendur discovers that many years ago the victim was accused, but not convicted, of an unsolved crime, a rape. Did the old man's past come back to haunt him? As Erlendur reopens this very cold case, he follows a trail of unusual forensic evidence, uncovering secrets that are much larger than the murder of one old man.

An international sensation, the Inspector Erlendur series has sold more than two million copies worldwide.

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