Tag Archives: Agatha Christie

‘The admiration that existed for all things American’: 1959 books

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Every month on Past Offences I gather together blog posts about crime fiction written or filmed in a particular year. I’ve called it Crimes of the Century. Regular player Bernadette of Reactions to Reading chose us 1959 for January. Here’s … Continue reading

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BBC’s The Witness for the Prosecution

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The BBC’s flagship Christie adaptation aired last night. They promised us dark and sexy – but did they deliver? We are certainly a long way from Marple. It doesn’t look like an adaptation of a Golden Age story, and, for example, you … Continue reading

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‘I like young men. I like their company.’ The Witness for the Prosecution

After yesterday’s trailer for Maigret, here’s another Christmas televisual treat – the BBC’s The Witness for the Prosecution, clearly going for ‘brooding and dark’. Nice touch with the cat…

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The ‘salivating male audience’: The #1975book round-up

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Every month on Past Offences, we look at a particular year in crime fiction. For November I picked 1975. John at Noirish opened the month with a TV show (we don’t get enough TV shows on here) Too Many Suspects, starring … Continue reading

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‘A full account of how to make a jam omelette’: The #1930book round-up

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Every month here at Past Offences, I round up crime and mystery fiction reviews focusing on a particular year. It’s called Crimes of the Century. In September we were looking at 1930, which proved to be a stonking year in … Continue reading

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Crooked House movie update

I noticed some news items recently about the forthcoming Neil LaBute film adaptation of Agatha Christie’s 1949 standalone novel Crooked House, which reminded me of reporting a similar story back in 2012. Amazingly that was the same film, which goes … Continue reading

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Agatha Christie: The Mysterious Mr Quin

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After I turned from poetry and ghost stories to crime, Harlequin finally reappeared; a figure invisible except when he chose, not quite human, yet concerned with the affairs of human beings and particularly of lovers. He is also the advocate … Continue reading

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Augmented Christie

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You’ve probably all picked up on the new Agatha Christie stamps from the Royal Mail (and they are very clever designs) – but have you seen they come with Pokemon Go-style extra augmented reality? +1 for the terrible corporate music.

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More Christie adaptations on their way…

            Following the success of And Then There Were None last Christmas, the BBC will be screening eight more Agatha Christie adaptations. This year we will be getting The Witness For The Prosecution, adapted by Sarah … Continue reading

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‘Stop reading NOW’: The #1944book reviews

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A special mention this month for Les Blatt of Classic Mysteries, who admitted to being of 1944 vintage himself. His review of Agatha Christie’s Towards Zero, found it a suitable coeval (yes that’s a word). This really is one of Christie’s … Continue reading

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