Posts Tagged: agatha christie

What to Read When You’re in Russia

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Sally McGrane, author of the debut novel Moscow at Midnight, shares a reading list!

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The Torment of Queer Literature

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Queer literature isn’t a box to unlock so that it can unlock me.

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Weekly Geekery

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Is HBO’s bookish Westworld poised to give science fiction the Game of Thrones treatment? Antelopes, Bollywood, climate change, Brönte. National Geographic‘s autumn book recommendations—sushi, hiking, murder, oh my! Elon Musk name-drops Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. (Also, we’re going to Mars?) Spotting dementia through diction in Agatha Christie.

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The Agatha Christie App

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Last week, Agatha Christie Productions Ltd. And TELL Player Limited released an app that re-tells Christie’s 1930 short story collection, The Mysterious Mr. Quin, through live video, social media feeds, and blog posts: In the app—which updates the action to the present day—viewers click through the characters’ social media walls, feeds and albums to learn […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Christopher Bollen

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Author Christopher Bollen talks about his sophomore novel, Orient, secrets and privacy, sexual orientation in fiction, and the lost art of the whodunit mystery.

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The Rumpus Interview with Lori Rader-Day

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Lori Rader-Day discusses her second novel, Little Pretty Things, the “five lost years” when she didn’t write at all, and her favorite deep-dish pizza.

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Mystery Maven Memoirs

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In the wake of the destruction of precious cultural artifacts during the unrest in Iran and Syria, a quiet memoir from the queen of mystery, Agatha Christie, remembers the landscape and archeological legacy. The autobiographical Come, Tell Me How You Live never technically went out of print, but HarperCollins will re-release the book in time […]

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The Feminine Mystique of Miss Marple

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Miss Marple’s strength as a mystery novel heroin was inseparable from her character: that of a nosy, small town spinster. Far from taking those identity markers as pejorative, Alice Bolin has written a stirring defense of Miss Marple (and her creator, Agatha Christie) as a champion of a particularly feminine brand of sleuthing: one that […]

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Agatha Christie Was a Good Pen Pal

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Agatha Christie was never shy to reply to her fan mail, and now the notable crime writer’s letters will be collected and published in celebration of her 125th birthday. The collection will not only feature Christie’s letters, but also the original fan mail, including correspondences with a Polish woman who told Christie that her novel The Man […]

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Agatha Christie Was A Mess

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“Her less-than-refined writerly day began with finding her notebook, which surely she’d leftright there. Then, having found a notebook (not the one she’d used yesterday), and staring in stunned amazement at the illegible chicken scratchings therein, she would finally settle down to jab at elusive characters and oil creaky plots. Most astonishing, Curran discovers that for all […]

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The Rumpus Sunday Book Blog Roundup

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Someone bought Agatha Christie’s old “battered” trunk for a hundred quid at auction, and in it, she found some  jewels, most likely from the great mystery writer’s infamous collection. (via Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind) Someone made a font out of Franz Kafka’s handwriting! The post is in German, but even if you don’t speak the language, […]

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