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Thursday 05 November 2009
Ferrari have compared the disappearance of leading manufacturers from Formula One to an Agatha Christie murder mystery, with the finger of guilt pointed at former FIA president Max Mosley.
Friday 23 October 2009
Sunday 04 October 2009
The Weekend's Television: Agatha Christie’s Marple, Sun, ITV1<br/>The South Bank Show, Sun, ITV1
Monday 14 September 2009
Sunday 06 September 2009
Friday 04 September 2009
Allowed access to the Conan Doyle archive of Richard Lancelyn Green, whose probable suicide seems contrived as a Holmesian mystery, Miller has produced an epic portrait, though the Holmes yarns are treated somewhat sketchily.
Monday 20 July 2009
Thursday 02 July 2009
There's evidence of a high-risk trend in British crime writing. Perhaps aware that readers are wearying of burnt-out, alcoholic or damaged detectives, writers such as Laura Wilson have made their heroes relatively untroubled: family men, non-addictive personalities, not at loggerheads with superiors. This more quotidian copper also sports fewer tics (possibly remembering Agatha Christie, who regretted saddling Poirot with eccentric habits).
Sunday 17 May 2009
Still working (his A Small Case for Inspector Ghote is published in hardback by Allison & Busby next week), the ebullient Mr Keating has written around 60 novels, but he's now hard to spot on bookshelves
Saturday 11 April 2009
Friday 03 April 2009
Unpopulated until the 18th century, the islands described by Melville as "five and twenty heaps of cinders" may not seem a very fruitful prospect for literary inspiration, but former ambassador Hickman proves the reverse is true.
Sunday 01 March 2009
Saturday 28 February 2009
From today, Agatha Christie's house, Greenway in South Devon, is open to holidaymakers. The writer bought it in 1938, and described it soon after as "the ideal house, a dream house"
Wednesday 25 February 2009
Tuesday 24 February 2009
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin and says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'
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