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Agatha’s Archaeologists

Agatha Christie knew more than most about digging up corpses.

There are no major spoilers in this episode, but be aware that there are mentions of plot points from the books listed below.

Books and sources:

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
Murder in the Mews by Agatha Christie
An Autobiography by Agatha Christie
Mallowan’s Memoirs by Max Mallowan
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie
Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie
Appointment with Death by Agatha Christie
They Came to Baghdad by Agatha Christie
Death in the Clouds by Agatha Christie
Cat of Many Tails by Ellery Queen
— Murder by Burial by Stanley Casson
Agatha Christie and Archaeology edited by Charlotte Trümpler

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