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 the plot. The app includes short film clips posted on the characters’ various walls and timed “V.I.P. Real-Time Shows,” where viewers can post comments and take part in the story.

If this app proves successful, similar apps could be released in the future.


Kelly Lynn Thomas reads, writes, and sometimes sews in Pittsburgh, PA. Her creative work has appeared in Sou’wester, Thin Air Magazine, Heavy Feather Review, metazen, and others, and she received her MFA in Creative Writing from Chatham University. She is hopelessly obsessed with Star Wars and can always be found with a large mug of tea. She also runs the very small Wild Age Press. Read more at kellylynnthomas.com. More from this author →