WHAT I DID FOR LOVE: Matters of the Heart in Christie’s Five Little Pigs

Recently, my friend Kate at Cross Examining Crime re-read and reviewed Five Little Pigs here. I loved many of the things she said and disagreed with others. Mostly, it made me hungry to set down some of my own thoughts about one of my favorite Agatha Christie novels and how it stands apart from the … Continue reading WHAT I DID FOR LOVE: Matters of the Heart in Christie’s Five Little Pigs

THE CAPE AND THE COWL: The Ultimate Costumed Detective

Murder at Mystery Castle has everything you could desire in a Golden Age detective story. Take one exotic setting: an ancient medieval castle that has been taken apart and reassembled, brick by brick, on island cliffs overlooking a modern American city. Add a powerful victim, one James Barham, munitions manufacturer, who has invited four guests … Continue reading THE CAPE AND THE COWL: The Ultimate Costumed Detective

DEVIL IN DISGUISE – Christie’s Costumed Criminals . . . AND a Quiz!

When the Tuesday Night Bloggers selected October’s topic – Costume in Crime – I made straight for Agatha Christie, as is my wont. It only took me a moment to cover an entire page with titles that concern criminals in disguise. Christie’s use of this trick is frequent enough and varied enough that I’m sure … Continue reading DEVIL IN DISGUISE – Christie’s Costumed Criminals . . . AND a Quiz!