Agatha Christie

November 2, 2022
November 2, 2022

In praise of Enola Holmes, and the women in mystery who save themselves

Nancy Drew always knows how to save herself and others from seemingly hopeless situations. For instance, she uses specific techniques to free herself from ropes, sends SOS signals with a tube of lipstick, and uses spike heels to break out windows. Her blue convertible car is a symbol of radical feminine freedom. 

September 16, 2022
September 16, 2022

A new reader’s guide to Agatha Christie’s world of crime

Published in 1920, this was Christie’s debut novel that introduced readers to her unconventional detective, Poirot.

December 15, 2021
December 15, 2021

Lucy Foley’s ‘The Guest List’: Murder and intrigue at a secret celebrity wedding

The Guest List is a classic who-dun-it murder mystery, reminiscent of Dame Agatha Christie’s stories. Lucy Foley’s second novel takes us to a lavish celebrity wedding on a remote island off-coast of Ireland.

October 1, 2015
October 1, 2015

Film director John Guillermin dies

British director John Guillermin, whose films included The Towering Inferno and Death on the Nile, dies aged 89.