8 episodes

The opposite of true crime. Part book club, part interview show, Tea & Murder is a podcast all about Agatha Christie and her work. Every episode, host Rebecca Thandi Norman has an exciting guest to discuss an Agatha Christie book, story, or play of their choice. With a smattering of literary analysis and a big dose of humor, Rebecca and her guest dive into why we like the things we like, what makes a great mystery, and every conceivable element of the Agatha Christie universe. Welcome to Tea & Murder!
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Tea & Murder: An Agatha Christie Podcast Rebecca Thandi Norman

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The opposite of true crime. Part book club, part interview show, Tea & Murder is a podcast all about Agatha Christie and her work. Every episode, host Rebecca Thandi Norman has an exciting guest to discuss an Agatha Christie book, story, or play of their choice. With a smattering of literary analysis and a big dose of humor, Rebecca and her guest dive into why we like the things we like, what makes a great mystery, and every conceivable element of the Agatha Christie universe. Welcome to Tea & Murder!
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    The Man in the Brown Suit with Matias Vestergård

    The Man in the Brown Suit with Matias Vestergård

    Danish composer Matias Vestergård joins the podcast to discuss his love of the Orient Express (the train, not the book), writing an Agatha Christie-inspired opera, and why boats are such a great setting for both a mystery and, as it turns out, an opera.
    Listen to Matias's work:
    https://www.youtube.com/@matiasvestergardhansen6304
    See Matias's Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/matias.vestergard/?hl=en
    Learn more about Lisbon Floor:
    https://kglteater.dk/en/whats-on/season-20222023/opera/lisbon-floor?section=top
    Next week's book is The Secret of Chimneys:
    https://bookshop.org/a/87919/9780062986443

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    • 47 min
    Cards on the Table with Aja Barber

    Cards on the Table with Aja Barber

    Writer, stylist, and sustainable fashion expert Aja Barber reads her first Agatha Christie in order to discuss Cards on the Table with host Rebecca Thandi Norman. As an avid reader, what does Aja think of Christie's work, and will she be reading another mystery? Listen to her first impressions, including whether she'd want to hang out with Poirot and if she was able to solve the mystery herself. Aja and Rebecca discuss how to love imperfect books, what they read as children, and the joy in pursuing your passions.
    Aja Barber's Patreon:
    https://www.patreon.com/AjaBarber

    Consumed - The Need for Collective Change: Colonialism, Climate Change, and Consumerism
    https://bookshop.org/a/87919/9781538709849

    Aja's Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/ajabarber/?hl=en

    Next episode: The Man in the Brown Suit
    https://bookshop.org/a/87919/9780062986405

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    • 44 min
    The Four Suspects with Kelsey McKinney

    The Four Suspects with Kelsey McKinney

    Host of the podcast "Normal Gossip," founder of Defector Media, and author Kelsey McKinney is on the podcast to chat about the story "The Four Suspects" in the book of Marple short stories The Thirteen Problems. Kelsey and host Rebecca Thandi Norman discuss how gossip and mysteries are intertwined, and what makes a good gossip versus a good mystery. They also talk about the biggest gossip-meets-mystery of all: when Agatha Christie disappeared in 1926!
    Listen to Kelsey's podcast, "Normal Gossip:"
    https://podcasts.apple.com/dk/podcast/normal-gossip/id1597761181

    Read Defector:
    https://defector.com

    Read Kelsey's book, God Spare the Girls
    https://bookshop.org/a/87919/9780063020269

    Read the book for next episode, Cards on the Table
    https://bookshop.org/a/87919/9780062073730

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    • 52 min
    A Caribbean Mystery with Jean Kwok

    A Caribbean Mystery with Jean Kwok

    Author Jean Kwok discusses A Caribbean Mystery, the Miss Marple book she took inspiration from in her latest story, "The Jade Empress." This story is part of the new MARPLE book: 12 Miss Marple stories by 12 different authors.
    She chats about what it was like to take on such an icon, how Agatha Christie was part of her journey in learning English, and why Miss Marple is really a modern character. Plus we discuss Agatha Christie's sense of humor and how she subverts the underdog trope with both Marple and Poirot.
    A Caribbean Mystery:
    https://bookshop.org/a/87919/9780062073686
    Jean Kwok's Work:
    Searching for Sylvie Lee
    https://bookshop.org/a/87919/9780062834324
    Mambo in Chinatown
    https://bookshop.org/a/87919/9781594633805
    Girl in Translation
    https://bookshop.org/a/87919/9781594485152

    MARPLE:
    https://bookshop.org/a/87919/9780063136052

    Next Episode - "The Four Suspects," a story in The Thirteen Problems
    https://www.bookdepository.com/The-Thirteen-Problems-Agatha-Christie/9780008196523?redirected=true&selectCurrency=DKK&w=AF4ZAU998LDXJXA8VT0Q&gclid=Cj0KCQiAtICdBhCLARIsALUBFcHmErvAXNrOGaVyvfPUvzWxByIv5y6OOlqKEy0lzwQeiM5okREXpKoaApIgEALw_wcB


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    • 50 min
    Death on the Nile with Michael Brown

    Death on the Nile with Michael Brown

    Creative Director and host of Netflix's Tiny Mic Interviews, Michael Brown knows good cinema. His sincere love of Kenneth Brannagh's "Death on the Nile" film brings him to Tea & Murder, where he and host Rebecca Thandi Norman discuss the differences between the film and the book (can you guess which they prefer?), what makes something camp, and whether there really ever could be enough champagne to fill the Nile. They also discuss how to modernize the adaptations of Christie books, and whether this version succeeds in doing so. This is Michael's first time reading an Agatha Christie book; find out if he'll be reading more in the future.
    NOTE: There is a spoiler for both the book and film Death on the Nile at 23:44 - 24:00. Please fast forward if you do not want spoilers.

    Find Michael Brown:
    Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and BeReal: @boyinquestion
    https://www.instagram.com/boyinquestion/

    Let's F*****g Date:
    https://letsfuckingdate.com/

    Death on the Nile
    https://bookshop.org/a/87919/9780063143241
    Death on the Nile (2022) film can be found on Disney+

    Next book: A Caribbean Mystery
    https://bookshop.org/a/87919/9780062073686

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    And Then There Were None with Stuart Turton

    And Then There Were None with Stuart Turton

    British author of the bestselling mysteries The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle and Devil and the Dark Water, Stuart Turton knows a thing about crafting a twisted tale. But did you know he's a major Agatha Christie fan? We discuss his favorite Christie book, And Then There Were None, which he calls "one of only two perfect books ever written." Stuart talks about why he comes back to Christie books again and again, and how his own work is influenced by her.
    Content warning: There is a brief mention of suicide as part of the plot of this book. If you are feeling suicidal, please reach out to a loved one, someone you trust, or a helpline. A full list of international suicide helplines can be found here:
    https://blog.opencounseling.com/suicide-hotlines/
    Spoiler notice: there are general spoilers for And Then There Were None in this episode.
    The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle:
    https://bookshop.org/a/87919/9781492670124
    The Devil and the Dark Water:
    https://bookshop.org/a/87919/9781728234298
    And Then There Were None:
    https://bookshop.org/a/87919/9780062073488
    Our next book is Death on the Nile:
    https://bookshop.org/a/87919/9780063143241

    Thank you to producer Kate Krosschell and sound engineer Winther Robinson. Follow along at @teaandmurder. You can always reach us at teaandmurderpodcast@gmail.com. Thanks for being here!

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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Vivvie1 ,

For Agatha Christie Fans-this is for you

A wide-ranging and fun look I Tok what made this author tick. I can’t wait to learn more. Thanks for doing this!!

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