Craig Rice Events

Tuesday, July 25 at 6:30 pm – Film showing of Home Sweet Homicide
Thursday, July 27 at 1 pm – Book discussion and biographical presentation

Join us as pay homage to Georgiana Ann Randolph Craig, also known as the mystery writer Craig Rice. Ms. Rice had deep roots to Fort Atkinson and spent much of her childhood here. She went on to be described as “the Dorothy Parker of detective fiction.” She was the first mystery writer to appear on the cover of Time Magazine, on January 28, 1946. We will review her work through her “sort of autobiographical” mystery Home Sweet Homicide. This book was first published in 1944 and made into a film in 1946 starring Peggy Ann Garner and Dean Stockwell.

Home Sweet Homicide is the tale of widowed mystery author Marian Carstairs. When gunshots are heard next door, her three children try to help the police and their mother solve the case or solve it themselves. The film is appropriate for children and adults.

The book discussion will be lead by retired UW-Madison librarian Helene Androski. She will provide a biographical overview of Ms. Rice’s life prior to the discussion.