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All About Agatha is a podcast all about, well, Agatha. Agatha Christie, of course. The Queen of Crime, a real-life Dame of the British Empire and author of sixty-six mystery novels that spanned the Twentieth Century, defining a genre. Every month or so we revisit one of these novels in the order they were first published in the UK. Discussions range from plotting and interpretation to the impact of the beloved adaptations to an attempt at ranking them all. We take a breather in between novels to discuss one of her many (100-plus) short stories, and to interview like-minded mystery obsessives (scholars, authors, etc.). Call it a Christie-fest, as we revisit Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, Tommy and Tuppence, and oh so much more.... Join us.

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All About Agatha is a podcast all about, well, Agatha. Agatha Christie, of course. The Queen of Crime, a real-life Dame of the British Empire and author of sixty-six mystery novels that spanned the Twentieth Century, defining a genre. Every month or so we revisit one of these novels in the order they were first published in the UK. Discussions range from plotting and interpretation to the impact of the beloved adaptations to an attempt at ranking them all. We take a breather in between novels to discuss one of her many (100-plus) short stories, and to interview like-minded mystery obsessives (scholars, authors, etc.). Call it a Christie-fest, as we revisit Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, Tommy and Tuppence, and oh so much more.... Join us.

    And Then There Were 10: Third Girl by Agatha Christie

    And Then There Were 10: Third Girl by Agatha Christie

    Unlike so many late Poirots we've read recently, this one actually features a ton of Poirot (and Ariadne Oliver!), from beginning to end. And while seriously flawed, it gave us a lot to discuss in what turned out to be a rather meandering/digressive episode... even for us.

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    This episode is sponsored by Smile Brilliant (http://www.smilebrilliant.com, promo code AGATHA) and Best Fiends.

    • 1 hr 47 min
    A Hercule Poirot Amuse-Bouche: The Cornish Mystery by Agatha Christie

    A Hercule Poirot Amuse-Bouche: The Cornish Mystery by Agatha Christie

    While our favorite Cornish mystery might involve guessing what's in the latest pasty we’re devouring, this one was pretty satisfying too! Let’s dig in.

    This episode is sponsored by Smile Brilliant (http://www.smilebrilliant.com, promo code AGATHA) and Best Fiends.

    • 49 min
    And Then There Were 11: At Bertram's Hotel by Agatha Christie

    And Then There Were 11: At Bertram's Hotel by Agatha Christie

    We may as well admit up front that this was not our favorite Christie. But it *is* a Miss Marple novel, and it *does* have a fantastic setting. So all is not lost. Come travel with us to see what dastardly—and potentially confusing?—deeds are afoot... at Bertram’s Hotel.

    • 1 hr 44 min
    A Hercule Poirot Amuse-Bouche: The Adventure of Johnnie Waverly by Agatha Christie

    A Hercule Poirot Amuse-Bouche: The Adventure of Johnnie Waverly by Agatha Christie

    We had as much fun as we usually do unraveling this early Poirot short story--perhaps especially when it came to the adaptation, which is quite a foundational one for the beloved Suchet series.

    • 48 min
    And Then There Were 12: A Caribbean Mystery by Agatha Christie

    And Then There Were 12: A Caribbean Mystery by Agatha Christie

    Though the biggest mystery may be how to spell and pronounce "Caribbean," there is plenty of intrigue to go around in this Miss-Marple-on-holiday story, which at least one Christie scholar deems to be the last proper whodunit that she wrote.

    • 1 hr 36 min
    A Very Special Episode: Interview with Alexandra Andrews, Author of Who Is Maud Dixon?

    A Very Special Episode: Interview with Alexandra Andrews, Author of Who Is Maud Dixon?

    What a great time we had gabbing with this debut author about her recently published (and much buzzed-about) novel... almost as great a time as we had reading it!

    • 46 min

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