Monthly Archives: March 2019

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The Mousetrap at 66: why is this the world’s longest-running play?

Quentin Tarantino came to see The Mousetrap two years ago. I wish I hadn't been told this, because when I recently caught the play, which this week clocks up its 60th year in London's West End, I couldn't help wondering what he might do with Agatha Christie's creaky old detective story. Blood, gore, black humour, circuitous chatter. It could [...]

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The golden age of murder: Agatha Christie and the Detection Club

Almost everyone has heard of crime novelist Agatha Christie, and many have likely come across the term 'the golden age of detective fiction'. But until now, little has been known about the Detection Club, the mysterious social network to which Christie and other major 'golden age' writers belonged  The Detection Club was founded in 1930 [...]

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The mysterious disappearance of Agatha Christie

On Friday 3 December 1926, the English crime novelist Agatha Christie vanished from her home in Berkshire. It was the perfect tabloid story, with all the elements of one of Christie's own 'whodunnit' mysteries. So what was the truth behind her disappearance? Here, historian Giles Milton explores the author's 11 missing days, and the unprecedented [...]

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