Tag Archives: Agatha Christie

The Great Debate: Should We Let Poirot Rest in Peace?

For those of you who haven’t heard, the Agatha Christie estate is commissioning Sophie Hannah to write a new novel featuring the Queen of Crime’s master Belgian sleuth, Hercule Poirot. Among many other qualifications, Hannah’s most recent novel, The Carrier, won the Crime Thriller of the Year award at the 2013 Specsavers National Book Awards. […]


Sunday Links, February 17, 2013

The nominees for the Agatha Award have been announced. These awards are given to mysteries known as “cozies”; there is no explicit sex or violence, and sometimes there isn’t even a murder. Think Agatha Christie (for whom the awards are named) or, if you’d like a contemporary writer, Margaret Maron (whose The Buzzard Table is […]