#Read Christie2023: Taken at the Flood by Agatha Christie, (Hercule Poirot, 24)

Taken at the Flood by Agatha Christie is a gripping mystery novel that revolves around the murder of a wealthy businessman named Gordon Cloade. The novel was first published in 1948 as has been published in the United States under the title There is a Tide… and has since then been a popular classic in the genre of crime fiction. The novel starts with the … Continue reading #Read Christie2023: Taken at the Flood by Agatha Christie, (Hercule Poirot, 24)

Happy 70th birthday to “The Mousetrap” by Agatha Christie!

Agatha Christie is a renowned author who has written numerous mystery novels that have captivated readers worldwide. Among her many works, “The Mousetrap” is one of her most well-known plays. First performed in 1952, “The Mousetrap” has since become the longest-running play in the world, with over 27,000 performances to date. This essay will examine the plot, characters, themes, and critical reception of “The Mousetrap.” … Continue reading Happy 70th birthday to “The Mousetrap” by Agatha Christie!

Book Review: The Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah (The New Hercule Poirot Mystery, 1)

The Monogram Murders is a 2014 detective novel by British author Sophie Hannah, featuring the iconic detective character of Agatha Christie, Hercule Poirot. The book is set in the 1920s and follows Poirot as he investigates a series of murders at the luxurious Bloxham Hotel in London. The story begins when Poirot is approached by a panicked woman named Jennie, who confesses to having committed … Continue reading Book Review: The Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah (The New Hercule Poirot Mystery, 1)

The Impact of Miss Marple on the Mystery Genre

Miss Jane Marple, a fictional character created by the renowned British author Agatha Christie, has had a significant impact on the mystery genre. Christie’s books featuring Miss Marple, first introduced in The Murder at the Vicarage in 1930, have sold over 2 billion copies worldwide, making her one of the most popular characters in literature. Miss Marple, an elderly spinster living in the small village … Continue reading The Impact of Miss Marple on the Mystery Genre

Movie Review: Appointment With Death (1988)

“Appointment with Death” is a 1988 mystery film based on the Agatha Christie novel of the same name. Directed by Michael Winner and starring Peter Ustinov as Hercule Poirot, the film follows the detective as he investigates the murder of a wealthy American woman, Mrs. Boynton, while on vacation in the Middle East. In this review, I will discuss the plot, characters, performances, and my … Continue reading Movie Review: Appointment With Death (1988)

Reading List: 5 Police Procedural Mysteries of the 1920s

The 1920s were a decade of change, innovation, and experimentation in the mystery genre. It was during this decade that the genre began to take on a more realistic and grounded approach, with an emphasis on police procedural and detective work. Here are some notable proto-police procedurals and police procedural mystery books from the 1920s: The Benson Murder Case by S. S. Van Dine (1926): … Continue reading Reading List: 5 Police Procedural Mysteries of the 1920s

How The Queens of Crime Revolutionized The Golden Age of Detective Fiction

Introduction The Golden Age of Detective Fiction, which refers to the period between the two World Wars, witnessed the emergence of several women writers who made significant contributions to the mystery genre. These women writers challenged the male-dominated landscape of detective fiction, and their works continue to inspire readers and writers today. This essay aims to explore the best women mystery writers of the Golden … Continue reading How The Queens of Crime Revolutionized The Golden Age of Detective Fiction

Movie Review: Crooked House (2017)

“Crooked House” is a 2017 British mystery film directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner, based on the 1949 novel of the same name by Agatha Christie. The movie is a classic whodunit story that follows the investigation of a murder in a wealthy family’s mansion, where everyone has a motive to commit the crime. The story is set in the aftermath of World War II in England, … Continue reading Movie Review: Crooked House (2017)

Happy 100th Birthday, The Murder on the Links!

Book Review The Murder on the Links is a classic murder mystery novel by Agatha Christie, first published in 1923. It is one of the early novels in Christie‚Äôs Hercule Poirot series, featuring the famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, who is summoned to France to investigate a brutal murder. The novel is full of twists and turns, and is a great example of Christie’s skill … Continue reading Happy 100th Birthday, The Murder on the Links!

#MissMarpleMonthly: The Moving Finger by Agatha Christie (Miss Marple Mysteries, 4)

The Moving Finger is a detective novel written by Agatha Christie and first published in the United Kingdom in 1942. The novel features Christie’s recurring character, Miss Marple, who plays a minor role in the story. The story takes place in the small English village of Lymstock, where Jerry Burton and his sister Joanna move to recover from an air raid injury. Shortly after their … Continue reading #MissMarpleMonthly: The Moving Finger by Agatha Christie (Miss Marple Mysteries, 4)