IT’S COMPLICATED: Agatha Christie’s Best Triangles

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Happy Valentine’s Day, everybody! All month, the Tuesday Night Bloggers are appropriately celebrating the theme of Love (and Murder) in Bloom. Here is a link to last week’s posts: Week 1 And here is the latest batch: Kate at Cross Examining Crime discusses some of her favorite movie mystery romances and comes up with some … Continue reading IT’S COMPLICATED: Agatha Christie’s Best Triangles

WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT: Agatha Christie’s Best Couples

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Despite being our shortest month, February carries a lot of responsibility on its shoulders. It’s the month when two of America’s most important presidents were born, when the Chinese celebrate the lunar New Year, when winter’s length relies on a bashful groundhog, when Catholics mark their foreheads with ashes, and when the jazz and booze … Continue reading WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT: Agatha Christie’s Best Couples

WHO’S ON FIRST? A Man, a Mug, and a Da Vinci, That’s Who!

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All this month, the Tuesday Night Bloggers are talking about "firsts," famous and otherwise. After writing about the first detectives in literature and the first Christie, it suddenly occurred to me that, if you're going to take a purely historical approach to a theme, you had better know a damn sight more about mystery history than … Continue reading WHO’S ON FIRST? A Man, a Mug, and a Da Vinci, That’s Who!

THE FIRST POIROT

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Here is how Agatha Christie remembers it: She and Madge were discussing one of the newly published mystery novels they had both read and enjoyed. Christie believes it was Gaston LeRoux’ The Mystery of the Yellow Room, which would place this event around 1908. At this time, the two sisters occasionally dabbled in writing; Madge … Continue reading THE FIRST POIROT