“COME AWAY, COME AWAY, DEATH . . . “ Christie’s New Direction

"When you read what happens after that you will not believe it, but you will keep on reading, and as one incredible event is followed by another even more incredible you will still keep on reading. The whole thing is utterly impossible and utterly fascinating. It is the most baffling mystery that Agatha Christie has … Continue reading “COME AWAY, COME AWAY, DEATH . . . “ Christie’s New Direction

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ONE OF US IS LYING: GAD Alive and Not-So-Well in YA

“Yesterday we were murder suspects with complicated personal lives, but today we’re just being girls.” The princess. The jock. The nerd. The criminal. The outsider. What a tangled, profitable web these teen stereotypes have woven! Director John Hughes staked most of his film career on stories about princesses loving jocks (Sixteen Candles), nerds loving princesses … Continue reading ONE OF US IS LYING: GAD Alive and Not-So-Well in YA

THE FACE OF ME BEING MAD: The Crooked House Movie

Last week, I wrote about Agatha Christie’s novel Crooked House. I wrote about it because last year it was announced that finally – finally! – a movie would be made based on this, one of her darkest titles. The announcement came close on the heels of another revelation that Kenneth Branagh would be remaking Murder … Continue reading THE FACE OF ME BEING MAD: The Crooked House Movie