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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. For six years, we revisited each and every one of these novels in publication order and ranked them according to pre-set criteria such as plot, character, and setting. Now, we content ourselves with interviewing like-minded obsessives (scholars and contemporary mystery authors, for the most part), dissecting new adaptations, and trying to solve the age-old mystery of why Christie--and Christie alone--endures as she does through both space and time. Call it a Christie-fest, as we revisit Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, Tommy and Tuppence, and, oh, so much more...!

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    • 4.7 • 742 Ratings

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. For six years, we revisited each and every one of these novels in publication order and ranked them according to pre-set criteria such as plot, character, and setting. Now, we content ourselves with interviewing like-minded obsessives (scholars and contemporary mystery authors, for the most part), dissecting new adaptations, and trying to solve the age-old mystery of why Christie--and Christie alone--endures as she does through both space and time. Call it a Christie-fest, as we revisit Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, Tommy and Tuppence, and, oh, so much more...!

    Getting Happy with Parker Pyne (and Hercule Poirot?!): The Regatta Mystery by Agatha Christie, with guest co-host Michelle Kazmer

    Getting Happy with Parker Pyne (and Hercule Poirot?!): The Regatta Mystery by Agatha Christie, with guest co-host Michelle Kazmer

    I didn't think I'd care this much about saying farewell to Parker Pyne, heart specialist.... Fortunately, there is a LOT to discuss in this jam-packed (really, pilchard-packed) episode: hot mackerel, plasticine, and corncrakes, for starters. Eternal thanks to Dr. Michelle Kazmer for lending her voice and expertise on this episode. If it isn't the sendoff Parker Pyne deserves, it's because Michelle was way too kind and smart for him. Just saying.

    • 1 hr 43 min
    In Conversation with Brad Friedman re Marple: Twelve New Mysteries

    In Conversation with Brad Friedman re Marple: Twelve New Mysteries

    It's time to discuss the new collection of Miss Marple short stories that came out this fall in a detail some may find excruciating, but which my co-host Brad Friedman and I found  to be juuuuuuust right. Come and get down-and-dirty in the weeds of these stories the way Aunt Jane herself would have done, gardener that she was. Because just like foxglove and belladonna, these weeds are beautiful, fascinating... and deadly.
     
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    This episode is sponsored by the Art of Crime Podcast, which you can download wherever you download podcasts. Visit the podcast's website here.
    This episode is also sponsored by Britbox. Use coupon code "AGATHA" in the U.S. and Canada for 50% off the first month of your monthly subscription.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Communing with Mr. Quin: The Harlequin Tea Set by Agatha Christie

    Communing with Mr. Quin: The Harlequin Tea Set by Agatha Christie

    What a joy it was to spend some time again with Christie's most dynamic detective duo, Quin & Satterthwaite (sorry, Beresfords). This is the rare late-career Christie short story, and while the puzzle isn't one of her strongest, there's no denying the strange magic of the Satterthwerse....
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    This episode is sponsored by Britbox. Use coupon code "AGATHA" at checkout in the U.S. and Canada for 50% off the first month of your monthly subscription.

    • 46 min
    *Surprise* Hallowe'en SPOOKTACULAR: S O S by Agatha Christie

    *Surprise* Hallowe'en SPOOKTACULAR: S O S by Agatha Christie

    Boo! It's a surprise episode popping up like The Crypt Keeper in the opening credits to Tales from the Crypt (anyone with me here?), featuring one of Agatha Christie's weird tales of the supernatural! If you think this story can't *also* include some of the most grounded elements of a classic Christie puzzle mystery, then consider this the trick to balance out all those treats you've got coming your way at the end of the month.... Happy Hallowe'en, everyone!
    Click here for a lovely L.A. Times piece all about the podcast, written by Deborah Netburn.
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    This episode is sponsored by Britbox. Use coupon code "AGATHA" at checkout in the U.S. and Canada for 50% off the first month of your monthly subscription.

    • 50 min
    Interview with David Brawn, Publisher of Agatha Christie

    Interview with David Brawn, Publisher of Agatha Christie

    HarperCollins UK publisher David Brawn has been keeping Agatha Christie in print for over 25 years now. More recently, he’s helmed the Christie continuation projects, starting first with Charles Osborne’s novelizations, then Sophie Hannah’s Poirot books, and just last month, Marple: Twelve New Mysteries, a new collection of Miss Marple short stories by twelve different writers. We had a lot to talk about, so I was thrilled to sit down with him in Torquay at the International Agatha Christie Festival a few weeks ago. I hope (and trust) you’ll enjoy this conversation as much as I did.
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    This episode is brought to you by Britbox. Remember to use coupon code “AGATHA” for 50% off the first month of your monthly subscription in the U.S. and Canada.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    *LIVE!* Episode: Agatha Christie's Greatest Novel? (Recorded at the International Agatha Christie Festival)

    *LIVE!* Episode: Agatha Christie's Greatest Novel? (Recorded at the International Agatha Christie Festival)

    This episode was a joy to create: live and in person, in front of an audience and a group of co-panelists all bubbling with the same passion for Christie I'm used to sharing with all of you over the airwaves (podwaves?) alone.... I wish I could say that the recording does the event justice, but it's better than nothing. (Just.)
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    This episode is sponsored by Britbox; use coupon code "AGATHA" at checkout in the U.S. and Canada for 50% off the first month of your monthly subscription.
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    • 1 hr 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
742 Ratings

742 Ratings

drlisa65 ,

Thank you for this podcast

She is my favorite author and person. Your podcast brings her to life for me…❤️

Shilla Nassi, MD PhD ,

Don’t miss this if you love Christie

The go-to place for in-depth analysis of the Christie crime oevre.

Frog 372 ,

The Queen of Crime in All Her Glory

This is one of my very favourite podcasts. We just cannot get enough Agatha, and this podcasts delivers in spades. This is one of the rare podcasts where I replay episodes from previous years because I enjoyed them so much. If you love Agatha, this is a must.

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