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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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    • 4.7 • 648 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. 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.

    Interview with Alison Light, a Scholar of Agatha Christie (Among Many Other Subjects)

    Interview with Alison Light, a Scholar of Agatha Christie (Among Many Other Subjects)

    I took the opportunity to have a somewhat different conversation about Christie than I usually do, with the literary theorist Alison Light, who wrote about Christie as far back as 1991. We talked a whole lot about the middle classes, the notion of “small c” conservatism, and what it means to be English. Not your usual Christie fare, but I left the conversation with a fresh appreciation of our favorite author, and I hope you do too.

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    And Then There Were 4: Elephants Can Remember by Agatha Christie

    And Then There Were 4: Elephants Can Remember by Agatha Christie

    It's been a while since we’ve done a Stefon, so here goes. This episode has everything: twins, wigs, continuity errors, Hercule Poirot and Ariadne Oliver (surely the model upon which Will & Grace were built) teaming up one last time, and of course, Dr. Mark Aldridge, co-host extraordinaire. It’s time to find out if elephants really can remember! (Spoiler: they mainly can’t.)
     
    You can find bonus content at: http://www.patreon.com/allaboutagatha.

    • 2 hr 40 min
    Interview with Gillian Gill, Author of Agatha Christie: The Woman and Her Mysteries

    Interview with Gillian Gill, Author of Agatha Christie: The Woman and Her Mysteries

    What a pleasure to chat with one of the early Christie biographers--and critical analysts--about Agatha Christie as both a writer and a person. We even talk about sex! (Consider yourselves titillated... even though Agatha definitely would not have been.) You can find bonus material at: http://www.patreon.com/allaboutagatha.
    This episode is sponsored by http://www.smilebrilliant.com. Remember to use coupon code AGATHA.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    A Hercule Poirot Amuse-Bouche: Wasps' Nest by Agatha Christie

    A Hercule Poirot Amuse-Bouche: Wasps' Nest by Agatha Christie

    Apostrophes, feminine writers, and water butts. Oh my. This episode is brought to you by http://www.smilebrilliant.com. Remember to use coupon code AGATHA.
    You can visit the podcast's Patreon site at: http://www.patreon.com/allaboutagatha.

    • 47 min
    Interview with Nita Prose, Author of The Maid

    Interview with Nita Prose, Author of The Maid

    What a pleasure it was to speak with the debut (though by no means inexperienced) author of the genre-busting mystery The Maid. It's such a charming read, and we got to talk a lot--a lot!--about Christie.
     
    Visit the podcast's Patreon site at: http://www.patreon.com/allaboutagatha.

    • 51 min
    Interview with Alex Michaelides, Author of The Silent Patient & The Maidens

    Interview with Alex Michaelides, Author of The Silent Patient & The Maidens

    Alex is the real deal when it comes to his passion for Christie, and for the craft of writing mysteries. This interview was simply a joy. I hope (and trust) you'll feel the same.
    Visit the podcast's Patreon site at: http://www.patreon.com/allaboutagatha.

    • 1 hr 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
648 Ratings

648 Ratings

SantaClausIndiana ,

Crisp Christie

Crisp and clear podcast. Well researched, yet doesn’t come off stiff (you know, like the corpses). And then there were five stars!

Bedhills ,

Love this podcast

I’ve been a listener for years and I love this podcast. As a librarian, avid reader, and a Christie super fan, this podcast hits the mark for me. Highly recommend. ❤️

Walking more ,

Fun insights

You inspire me to read Christie’s novels and short stories, although I’m binge listening way too fast to read along with you. Thank you for calling her out when she is stuck in her time, and also for noticing all the little details. Poirot would be proud of you.

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