. This is one excursion that Christie fans cannot afford to miss. I would be there myself if it wasn’t for my wretched rheumatism. Date: Tuesday 17th September 2013 from 19:30-23:00 Address/Location: Dartmouth Steam Railway Queens Park Station Torbay Road Paignton Devon TQ4 6AF Contact: Tel: 0044 1803 211211 The Candlelight Theatre Company are presenting … Continue reading
Get ready, mystery nuts: Agatha Christie, who was once dubbed “the world’s best-selling author” by the Guinness Book of World Records, is primed to make a big comeback. On Monday, Christie’s estate signed with talent agency William Morris Endeavor (WME) to develop new adaptations of the author’s work for film, television, and digital media. In … Continue reading
Reblogged from In Search of the Classic Mystery Novel: This one’s a bit harder than Poirot because, believe it or not, Agatha Christie only wrote twelve novels featuring her little old lady sleuth. However, for good reason, they remain some of her most popular books. They are all very easy reads, full of gentle humour … Continue reading
This week has seen the village of Dorchester in Oxfordshire transformed into the set of ITV’s Marple series. Filming is currently taking place for the episode ‘Endless Night’, which will be broadcast later this year. Julia McKenzie will return as the spinster sleuth.
Jane Asher has created a chocolatey tribute to Christie using The Delicious Death recipe in Christie’s 50th novel A Murder Is Announced. In the novel, first published in 1950, the cake is the victim’s last supper before she is poisoned. Baked by Miss Blacklock’s housekeeper, Mitzi – the cake is dubbed Delicious Death because it … Continue reading
Tiglath Pileser, the vicarage cat, has been found under the care of a family in Brackhampton. He had been missing for an agonising 35 days. The adventurous moggy had followed a trail of milk accidently left by a broken milk bottle, jumped on a milk cart due for Milchester and was discovered wallowing in a … Continue reading
Foul Toxins From The Queen of Crime “Poison has a certain appeal,” wrote Agatha Christie in They Do It With Mirrors, “…it has not the crudeness of the revolver bullet or the blunt instrument.” Death by poison is more frequent in Christie’s world than in the works of any other mystery writer. More than thirty … Continue reading
Witnessing a murder in the train carriage running alongside one’s own is an exciting but terrible and extremely rare occurrence, but such a crime has seen by Elspeth McGillicuddy. And now, with the aid of her close friend the sleuth Jane Marple, she feels it her duty to capture the suspect and identify the victim. … Continue reading
Ever since I returned from my holiday in the Caribbean, I have been asked about the jumper I was knitting while listening to Major Palgraves’s tiger-wrestling adventures. I am pleased to reveal that is was in fact a 1930s edition of Bairnswear (107 to be exact). The booklet has four style of jumpers, including the … Continue reading
I always say there is nothing more quintessentially British and enjoyable than partaking in a spot of afternoon tea with close friends. Such an occasion offers a fine opportunity to converse and catch up with the latest happenings in the village. I often attend afternoon tea at Gossington Hall, home of my good friend Dolly … Continue reading
Beloved cat, Tiglath Pileser, missing since last Friday. If found, please return to Mrs Diane Harmon, The Vicarage, Chipping Cleghorn.
My newphew Raymond has just had the most wonderful holiday in Australia, when he stumbled upon this delightful tea room named after myself. How utterly delightful and very reminiscent of the Bluebird Tearoom in Chipping Cleghorn. I am told that the scones are to die for!