Agatha Christie was the most successful female playwright of all time. She also wrote some detective novels you might have heard of.
Julius Green is the author of Agatha Christie: A Life in Theatre, available in paperback now at all good booksellers. You can catch him at the International Agatha Christie Festival in Torquay on 18th September giving a talk about “Poirot on Stage” and the staged reading of The Stranger that we talked about is on 17th September at the Palace Theatre in Paignton.
There are no spoilers in this episode.
Find links to all the books mentioned in this episode at shedunnitshow.com/thetheatricalworldofagathachristie.
Sources and further information:
— Agatha Christie: A Life in Theatre by Julius Green
— The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie
— Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie
— Spider’s Web by Agatha Christie
— An Autobiography by Agatha Christie
— Black Coffee by Agatha Christie
— And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
— The Stranger by Agatha Christie
— The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
— Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie
— Look Back in Anger by John Osborne
— The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
— Alibi by Michael Morton
— Verdict by Agatha Christie
— A Daughter’s A Daughter by Agatha Christie
— The Mary Westmacott episode of Shedunnit
— Giant’s Bread by Mary Westmacott
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