Agatha Christie’s Crooked House

The plot for this movie involves a suspicious death – of course – and an investigation by spy-turned-private-detective Charles Hayward, played by Max Irons. Aristide Leonides, a wealthy and ruthless tycoon, has been poisoned. Someone had laced his regular insulin injection with eserine from his eye drops. The old mans grandaughter, Sophia, is convinced he… More Agatha Christie’s Crooked House

Hallowe’en Party

First published in the UK in  1969 Hallowe’en Party  by Agatha Christie features Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. The mystery novelist Ariadne Oliver attends a Hallowe’en party where teenager Joyce Reynolds  claims that years ago she witnessed a murder. She says that,  as she was so young at the time, she had not realized it was a murder. However no-one believes her and she storms… More Hallowe’en Party

125th Birthday Celebrations of the Queen of Crime

Agatha Christie Agatha Christie was born on September 15, 1890, in Torquay. She published her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, in 1920. She went on to become one of the most famous writers in history, with mysteries like Murder at the Vicarage, Partners in Crime and Sad Cypress. She sold billions of copies… More 125th Birthday Celebrations of the Queen of Crime

Art on the Street : Buses, Benches and Bears – Part 2

  Public Art Trails Following the success of the Public Art trails during the London Olympic year there have been a number of other public art trials taking place in recent years. Books about Town Also in 2014 the Books about Town trails appeared across the Capital. These sculptures were based on iconic books and authors… More Art on the Street : Buses, Benches and Bears – Part 2

Agatha Christie – Miss Jane Marple

Agatha Christie used characteristics from several old ladies she’d visited as a child to create the inquisitive Miss Jane Marple of St. Mary Mead. She described the character as being like one of her grandmother’s friends. Miss Marple has appeared in twelve novels, and twenty short stories, including Christie’s last published novel, Sleeping Murder. Miss Jane Marple appears… More Agatha Christie – Miss Jane Marple

Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie, the queen of crime Born Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller on 15 September 1890 in Torquay, Devon, South West England, in 1912 she met and married Archie Christie. They had a daughter, Rosalind, in 1919 but later divorced and Agatha married Max Mallowan, the world famous archaeologist. Their a marriage lasted forty-six years.  … More Agatha Christie