Agatha Christie

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd By Agatha Christie

by Lorie Lewis Ham

I have been an Agatha Christie fan since I was a teenager, but until recently had never read one of her most famous books, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. When I was asked to review a new release of the book I thought it would be a good push to finally read it. I must say though, it feels a bit odd to be reviewing something by the Queen of Crime, and a book that has been voted by the British Crime Writers’ Association as the Best Crime Novel of all Time.

Hercule Poirot’s Silent Night By Sophie Hannah: Review/Giveaway

by Lorie Lewis Ham

I have been an Agatha Christie fan since my early twenties, and my favorite of her characters is Hercule Poirot. When I first saw that Sophie Hannah was going to be writing new books featuring Poirot, I wasn’t certain how I felt about it. She has now released the fifth book in the series, Hercule Poirot’s Silent Night, and I have enjoyed every one of them!

BritBox Streaming: Death in Paradise & Agatha Christie

by Kathleen Costa

BritBox continues to provide hours and hours of entertainment all with a variety of accents, servings of tea, visits to local pubs, and degrees of emotions. I am fascinated by British humor in shows like the classic Open All Hours (1973-1985) and it’s sequel Still Open All Hours (2013-2019) with David Jason (A Touch of Frost) in the hilarious lead. Many dramas, first introduced to me on PBS or A&E networks, are now available for anytime viewing, binging, and rewatching like Silks, Cracker, and Silent Witness.

Greenway: The Story Behind the Stories

by Gay Toltl Kinman

I visited Greenway with a Road Scholar group on their educational program “Literary England.” Yes, there is an aura about the place, and yes, Agatha Christie’s spirit was hovering around. There was no way I couldn’t write mystery stories set there. In the four stories that comprise my new book, Greenway, a scriptwriter with an American crew is filming documentaries on the Agatha Christie’s property.

Top 5 Mysteries I Have Read During the Pandemic

by Neil Plakcy
Merrilee Robson

Top 5 Mysteries I Have Read During the Pandemic is a brand new midweek column we are starting this week. As we continue to spend most of our time at home, we are all looking for book suggestions so we asked mystery authors and reviewers to share the top 5 mysteries they have read during this pandemic. This week mystery authors Neil Plakcy and Merrilee Robson share theirs!

Phryne & Jack and Tommy & Tuppence Streaming on AcornTV

by Kathleen Costa

Staying at home? Tired of the news? Desire something different? Check out whether streaming AcornTV is the answer for you; it is for me! I’ve been a member for a very reasonable annual fee (monthly membership available) for a few years, and have always found something entertaining, engaging, and thought-provoking. From comedies (Ain’t Misbehavin’) and dramas (Pitchin’ In) to amateur and licensed detectives (Miss Fisher’s Murder Mystery and Hamish MacBeth). I plug myself in and...relax!