| Mar 1, 2012
| 6:34 AM
Agatha Christie and Acorn TV: Two of my favorite pastimes now are more connected than ever.
Maryland-based Acorn Media Group has bought 64 percent of Christie's literary estate, making the private company the majority owner of more than 80 novels, 19...
| Sep 25, 2011
| 12:18 PM
Colonial Players' season opener of Agatha Christie's "The Unexpected Guest" begins with several minutes of suspenseful darkness, before a stranger enters the unlit house and shines his flashlight on a woman holding a gun.
The stage lights brighten to...
| Nov 17, 2011
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| Dec 21, 2012
| 10:22 AM
Anyone who even remotely knows literary mysteries should have no question which characters are referenced by the name of this newly gathered set.
In 11 productions originally televised on the PBS "Masterpiece Mystery!" anthology, David Suchet - whom...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 4:52 PM
Sixty years ago, an extraordinary reign began in England, one that would provide the nation with a comforting measure of stability and continuity during some of the most tumultuous decades of the 20th century and right on into the far-from-placid 21st....
| Dec 28, 2012
| 2:18 PM
If there were a Mount Rushmore of English crime fiction, it would feature the chiseled faces of Dorothy L. Sayers, Agatha Christie, P.D. James and Ruth Rendell. (Yes, all women, but that's another essay.) Of this august quartet, Rendell is perhaps the...
| Jul 28, 2012
| 5:08 PM
In the early days of their marriage a few years ago, Chicago attorney Brett Nolan and his wife, the thriller novelist Gillian Flynn, were having drinks with a group of friends when Flynn posed a surprising question. "Does anybody have any idea," she asked...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 9:14 AM
Local author Sherban Young pens what he calls “mystery capers.” The 37-year-old Ellicott City resident got interested in solving puzzles and mysteries through CD-ROM interactive adventure games while at Loyola University, where he majored in...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 2:27 PM
It is a widely varied and provocative theater season coming up throughout South Florida, with plenty of promise (it’s the execution that can trip up a company, especially during these shoe-string budgetary times). Here are 15 shows you just shouldn&...
| May 18, 2012
| 11:25 AM
Earlier this year, when Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a 100-book required reading list for his compatriots, it provoked anxiety, rekindling memories of Soviet-era censorship. The furor underscored an important point: that literature plays a...
| May 21, 2012
| 12:37 PM
It's refreshing to encounter an Agatha Christie mystery play that hasn't been overproduced to the point where most audience members are aware of the killer's identity before the lights come up.
Unlike the familiar "Ten Little Indians" or "The Mousetrap,"...