Category: Agatha Christie

Theater Review: ‘A Fine Feathered Murder: A Miss Marbled Mystery’

CHICAGO—Miss Marple, a fictional character in many of Agatha Christie’s novels, is an elderly sleuth with inquisitive nature whom some might call a busybody. She also has an instinctive ability to connect casual comments (which no one else notices) to murder, as well as a talent for connecting the dots of a past event to…


Film Review: ‘Death on the Nile’: Director Kenneth Branagh Murders Christie. Again

Shot in 2019 and originally scheduled for a December 2020 release, director and leading man Kenneth Branagh’s “Death on the Nile” finally hits theaters with an underwhelming air of “who cares?” A bookend of sorts to Branagh’s 2017 “Murder on the Orient Express,” “Death” is also based on a novel by Agatha Christie, both of…


Landscapes, Legends, and Literature

A sense of place affects us throughout our lives—or at least it should. Think of walking on a sunny warm day, vivid in its optimism, and then seeing someone skulking down an alley—furtive darkness amongst the light. Does a story begin to form in the recesses of your mind? Or were you so engrossed in…