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Agatha Christie at Home April 3, 2014 – Posted in: books

She has sold more books than any other novelist, period. With about 4 billion sold she only trails Shakespeare and the Bible in the standings for the world’s most published book. With Agatha Christie at Home, Hilary Macaskill gives us a tour of the homes Christie lived in throughout her life, with special emphasis on her home in Greenway in the Devon countryside which provided consistent inspiration for her work and “became the repository of…

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Season’s Mystery Readings December 13, 2012

First published in 1941 by Penguin Books (UK). Shown here is the 1954 Penguin Books paperback edition. What would make this cover even more perfect would be to see the hint of a large abominable snowman peering over the spine. ::From Chocolate Cobwebs   A 1944 White Circle version of the same mystery. Artist unknown.::From UK Vintage A Dell mystery classic by Rufus King, with equally classic cover art by George Gregg. ::From UK Vintage A 1952…

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Christie’s Poison Pen Inspires Garden December 31, 2009

A Plaque Honoring Agatha Christie At Torre Abbey. It is a quiet killer. Portable, difficult to detect, easy to use, and you can grow it right in your own backyard. We’re talking poison. A favorite weapon of the fair sex, enabling even the daintiest femme fatale to dispatch a hulking muscleman twice her size. Perhaps this is why the queen of mystery writers, Agatha Christie, was so partial to it: poison is the method of…

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