Friday, July 31, 2009

Free Entertainment for Agatha Christie Fans

I hope that all of you Agatha Christie fans heard about the six books Masterpiece Mystery! was turning into movies. They just finished airing them last Sunday. The six done this time were: Cat Among the Pigeons (Hercule Poirot), Mrs. McGinty's Dead (Hercule Poirot), A Pocket Full of Rye (Miss Marple), Murder is Easy (Miss Marple), They Do it With Mirrors (Miss Marple), and Why Didn't They Ask Evans? (Miss Marple).

If you missed them there's still a chance to see them online, at least the Miss Marple series. Until 9 August 2009 the Miss Marple series will be available at the Masterpiece Mystery! website. So why not stay in tonight, pop some popcorn and watch an online movie!

There you'll also find a small collection of Christie's family photos, an interview with Julia McKenzie (Miss Marple in the current series), and interviews with three other mysteries authors (Sue Grafton, Faye Kellerman, and Tess Gerritsen). In these interview these three bestselling authors each discussed Agatha Christie, characters, the mystery genre, and writing. Read what they said here.

And if you miss the movies, there's always the books. A lot of people say that the book is always better than the movie. Why not try them both out and see what you think - book or movie or ______?

Book Cover Cat Among the Pigeons
By Christie, Agatha
2007/09 - Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
9781579127336 CHECK CATALOG

During the opening of the summer session at Meadowbank, an exclusive institution for privileged young ladies, a tyrannical teacher is found shot to death. Then an illustrious headmistress bites the dust. And who better than Hercule Poirot to declaw the killer? ...More

Book Cover Mrs. McGinty's Dead
By Christie, Agatha
1992/06 - Rebound by Sagebrush
9780785748779 CHECK CATALOG

Approached by retired police Superintendent Spence--who's convinced the wrong man has been convicted of the crime--Hercule Poirot begins an investigation into the brutal murder of an old woman. ...More

Book Cover A Pocket Full of Rye
By Christie, Agatha
2000/01 - Signet Book
9780451199867 CHECK CATALOG

Miss Marple's first 70 years of solving crimes are celebrated with this new repackaged edition of a classic about the murder of a contemptible tycoon. When two less-deserving souls fall victim to the killer, Miss Marple is engaged to detect. The only link appears to be buried in a not-so-innocent verse. ...More

Book Cover Murder Is Easy
By Christie, Agatha
2001/11 - Minotaur Books
9780312979829 CHECK CATALOG

AGATHA CHRISTIE is more than the most popular mystery writer of all time. In a career that spans over half a century, her name is synonymous with brilliant deception, ingenious puzzles, and the surprise denouement. By virtually inventing the modern mystery novel she has earned her title as the Queen of Crime. Curious? Then you're invited to read...

It was just Luke Fitzwilliam's luck to be stuck next to a dotty old woman like Miss Fullerton on the London-bound train -- although he found himself quite entertained with her tall tales about a series of perfect murders in the quaint village of Wychwood. But when he reads the next day of the freak accident that killed her, too, Fitzwilliam's amusement turns to grave concern. A visit to the isolated village confirms his worst fears. For Wychwood seems to be divided by an eccentric lot of loca ...More

Book Cover They Do It with Mirrors
By Christie, Agatha
2000/03 - Signet Book
9780451199904 CHECK CATALOG

Responding to her friend Carrie's urgent invitation, Miss Jane Marple has arrived at her sprawling estate. To Miss Marple's surprise, Carrie's remote "Gothic monstrosity" has been turned into a home for delinquent boys. What's more, Carrie's own children and grandchildren have taken up residence -- and few of them are thrilled at how mother is squandering the family fortune. Then a brutal murder proves that philanthropy is the least of Carrie's problems -- and Miss Marple finds that when there's smoke, there's mirrors. ...More

Book Cover Why Didn't They Ask Evans?
By Christie, Agatha
2002/02 - St. Martin's Press
9780312981594 CHECK CATALOG

Did a misstep send a handsome stranger to plummet from a cliff to his death? Bobby Jones and Frances Derwent's suspicions are aroused, particularly by the dying man's last words: "Why didn't they ask Evans?" But asking the wrong people sends the amateur sleuths running for their lives on a deadly pursuit to discover who Evans is and what it is he was not asked. ...More

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