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July 13 2014

From Page to Screen with 4:50 From Paddington: Is the Book Always Better?

I read the Agatha Christie's book version of 4:50 From Paddington way before I saw the TV-movie, directed by Martyn Friend. I was most likely in my late teens or early twenties when I read...
Crime HQ
August 23 2013

ZINNG: You on TV? Us on TV! Batman and a Friday Dance Party

•   Are you in the UK? Are you a fanatic for TV's Sherlock, Midsomer Murder, Miss Marple, Poirot, Inspector Morse, and Inspector Lewis? Then would you like to appear on a trivia...
November 1 2012

Fall into Winter: The Ten Coziest Cozy Mystery Series

There are few things I enjoy more than the changing of the seasons. When the leaves start to turn, I dream of roaring fires and snowflakes falling from the sky. I make sure my favorite blanket is within...
January 5 2012

What is a Cozy Mystery? A “Traditional” Mystery?

If you, loyal mystery fan, are weary of reading books dripping with blood and gore, stuffed with violence and vulgarity, cozy novels are likely to be your cup of tea. Can’t you picture yourself snuggled...
Crime HQ
November 16 2011

David Suchet to Complete Poirot’s Magnum Opus

Does Poirot look a bit pleased with himself? He usually does, but perhaps especially since, via UK Telly Surfer, we learn that ITV has commissioned another 5 Poirot adventures, Labours of Hercules,...
July 31 2011

Poirot and Holmes on Holiday in Japan

I had only been in Japan for a couple of days, but I had already perfected my answer to the constant question: why are you studying Japanese? My answer: because I like Japanese detective fiction. Which...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
July 13 2011

Miss Marple at The Pale Horse: Go Along for the Ride

Purists take warning: If you’re looking for a faithful adaptation of Agatha Christie’s The Pale Horse, this week’s Masterpiece Mystery wasn’t it. But you probably already guessed that when you...
June 8 2011

Miss Marple, Everlasting

In the genteel drawing room, elderly Miss Jane Marple sits in her chair, hands encased in black lace, her fingers working knitting needles on a dull colored yarn. She barely participates in the conversation...
May 21 2011

Why Read Agatha Christie Today?

Why read Agatha Christie murder mysteries today?  Christie remains one of the most read authors of all time, but this is the question that struck me when I read Joan Acocella’s essay...
May 18 2011

Today’s Female Crime-Fighters: Not Nancy Enough?

She’s tough. She’s violent. And mystery readers can’t seem to get enough of her. Over the past six decades, female sleuths have gone from sweet (think Agatha Christie’s...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
May 9 2011

Back Away From My Cozies and No One Gets Hurt

Yes, I read cozies. No, I don’t own a cat or an antimacassar. I don’t grow roses, I can’t knit and I once owned a teapot, but it broke. I prefer coffee anyway. Crime fiction...