Lit Site: The Matlock Paper’s Carlyle U in #CT

In Robert Ludlum’s suspense novel, “The Matlock Paper,” protagonist James Barbour Matlock is an English professor at the fictitious Carlyle University in Connecticut. Although Ludlim (as far as anyone knows) was not, like Matlock, recruited by the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate a drug smuggling ring, he did go to a college very similar to Carlyle—Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, where he was a member of the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity. Matlock Paper fans who visit Wesleyan will see that the liberal arts school is only thinly disguised in the novel and enjoy walking where Matlock did.

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