Category Archives: Agatha Christie

Agatha: The Real Life of Agatha Christie

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This looks like an interesting project – a new ‘graphic biography’ of Agatha Christie, published this month by SelfMadeHero (who have previously published some Sherlock Holmes graphic novels and Donald Westlake’s The Hot Rock). Written by Anne Martinetti and Guillaume … Continue reading

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Agatha Christie: A Murder is Announced

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Once more a murder is announced—for the benefit and enjoyment of Miss Marple.

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(By the Pricking of My) Thumbs down for Partners in Crime

The Radio Times has suggested that the recent David Walliams/Jessica Raine version of Agatha Christie ‘s Tommy and Tuppence novels will not be coming back for a second series. Despite glossy production values, the series disappointed fans of the books, … Continue reading

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Coming soon to your telly

Leafing through the Sundays at Villa Past Offences, our Devonshire country residence (temporary), I have picked up a number of classic crime TV hints and tips for the autumn and winter. Hover over your video’s record button for the following: If … Continue reading

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Partners in Crime – the verdict

OK, so UK readers may have just finished watching the first three episodes of Partners in Crime, based on The Secret Adversary. What do you think? Marks out of ten below, and thoughts in the comments…

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Partners in Crime – The Secret Adversary episode 1

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According to Mediatel, 6.5 million people watched the first episode of Agatha Christie’s Partners in Crime last night, making it the number one show in the UK. The first episode was a fairly loose adaptation of The Secret Adversary, Agatha … Continue reading

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Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders

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The ABC Murders Agatha Christie First published in the UK by William Collins Sons & Co Ltd, 1936 This edition, Pan Books, 1958 ISBN: 0330256521 192 pages Source: City Bookshop, Norwich The ABC Murders opens with Captain Hastings coming back to England from his ranch … Continue reading

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Partners in Crime to air in the UK next month

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According to the BBC website, Partners in Crime, the new series based on Agatha Christie’s adventurers Tommy and Tuppence, will be screened at the end of July. Here are the stars on their roles. David Walliams: These characters have not been … Continue reading

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Agatha Christie: Partners in Crime

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Partners in Crime Agatha Christie First published in the UK by Collins, 1929 This edition HarperCollins, 2010 ISBN: 9780007111503 Pages: 352 Source: ebook edition In preparation for the BBC’s new version of Partners in Crime (due to be aired this autumn), … Continue reading

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Publishing the Golden Age

I posted earlier in the week about Bodies from the Library. One of the talks I enjoyed most, as a publisher myself, was Publishing the Golden Age, which gave me a severe case of career-envy. David Brawn of HarperCollins is … Continue reading

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