Aunt Savitri Calling it As She Sees It

"Would you like a cup of tea, Trishan?" Aunt Savitri asked me. "No, thanks." As usual, I was sitting at the table. The bowl of Indian rice pudding sat untouched in front of me. I stared out of the windows in front of me but I wasn't seeing what was there. My mind was elsewhere. …

Running into Rehema & the West End

"Who was that woman we saw as we were coming into the station?" Sarika asked as we waited for the train. We were on their way to see a matinee show of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap in the West End. I hadn't expected to run into Rehema so it was quite a shock when I …

Sarifina Calls Maxime Again

Sarifina lay in bed, feeling depressed. Who was the woman who answered Maxime's phone and why was she so rude to her? She didn't even ask if she wanted to leave a message for Maxime. Instead, she had hung up the phone after telling her that he was unavailable. When her aunt had returned to …

Brody Confronts Natalia

"So, what are you in the mood for watching now?" Natalia asked as she turned on the television. They were at his flat and had just finished having Thai take out. They were now going to spend the rest of the afternoon watching movies. Natalia was trying to find something for them to watch on …

The Mirror Crack’d

I have seen her in movies such as "Leave Her to Heaven", "Laura" and "The Razor's Edge" but it wasn't until recently that I learned that Gene Tierney was the inspiration behind famous mystery writer, Agatha Christie's novel, The Mirror Crack'd From Side to Side. In the story, Marina Gregg, a famous actress after trying …

Dame Angela Lansbury

I still watch Murder, She Wrote because I like the show and the character Jessica Fletcher played by the great Angela Lansbury.  My 7 year old son is also a fan of Jessica Fletcher's.  Before taking on the role of a mystery writer in one of the longest running detective drama series in television history, …

Agatha Christie

I have watched her characters Miss Jane Marple, an astute spinster whose sharp eyes miss nothing and the meticulous, funny mustached Hercule Poirot come to life on the screen and today I thought that it would be fun to find out a little bit about Agatha Christie.  She came from a well-to-do family and was taught …

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