Dame Agatha Christie wrote more than eighty books, including scores of detective novels (many featuring her famous Belgian Hercule Poirot or the diminuitive, gossipy spinster Miss Jane Marple), as well as a smattering of short stories, plays, poetry and romance novels under her nom-de-plume Mary Westmacott. As a child, I read nearly all her works, and subsequently have an adoration of Christie which probably far exceeds logic and reason.

In 2011, I reviewed the vast bulk of English-language adaptations, as well as capsule reviews of each of her novels and short story collections. For 2012, I’ll probably just post reviews of new adaptations – notably the upcoming seasons of Poirot and Marple. However, one day I’d love to critically analyse each of the Dame’s novels and stories. If you have any other thoughts or comments, I’d love to hear from you!

You can start with my introduction, or browse the index. Or just head to the main page and see what strikes you!


11 Responses to “About”

  1. Hannah Says:

    my oh my, I’m so glad some procrastinatory blog/internet stalking led me here. There is much fun to be had by a fan here…

    1. therebelprince Says:

      My only regret is that I wrote most of the capsule novel reviews before watching their respective adaptations, as I would’ve liked the site to be more comprehensive. I’m considering starting a lifelong re-read project in 2013, so I can review the books in much greater detail. (Some of my thoughts are based on opinions from long ago…) I wouldn’t mind even reviewing the individual short stories and their adaptations, but I don’t think I have that kind of commitment to such a project!

      Still, lovely to have you here! I’ll be back on the reviewing horse later in the year when the new Marples and Poirots appear.

  2. Jon Says:

    Periodically I’ll “go off” Christie for a spell and read other things. And then after a while I’ll pick one off the shelf, reread it, and realize how good she really was at what she did, and how she absolutely earned her fame. In the midst of my latest orgy of rereading, I looked around online for some good writing about her, and found the best of them, this wonderful site. Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to do it, and for writing and thinking (for yourself, not according to received wisdom) so well. I’m enjoying working my way through all the posts, and and am having a great time.

    1. therebelprince Says:

      Oh, thankyou so much – that’s an incredibly touching thing to say! I’ve always thought that received wisdom is a sad, sad state of affairs – but I’ll admit it’s nice when my own thoughts do match up with those of the greater fandom…at least on occasion!


  3. I too am a lover of the great lady, and I’m kicking myself that I hadn’t thought to search for Christie blogs before! I feel certain you will appreciate my ode to Agatha …it was one of the first posts in my blogging journey:

    http://thebookshelfgargoyle.wordpress.com/2012/09/17/ode-to-an-author-agatha-christie/

    I look forward to your posts popping up in my reader from now on 🙂

    1. therebelprince Says:

      Hi there! Nice to meet you, and I look forward to scouring your blog!
      At the moment, I don’t have much new happening on the blog, partly because of my current lifestyle and partly because I exhausted myself putting this together.
      However, I do plan to review all the new episodes later in the year, and perhaps for 2014 I’ll start doing more detailed book reviews, or maybe tackle the short stories and their respective TV episodes one by one.
      Great to have you around!

  4. Hannah Says:

    Hi,
    Apologies for messaging you without knowing you! I found your blog and wanted to get in touch about a programme I am producing for ITV, “The Crime Thriller Club”.
    We are looking for the UK’s biggest crime thriller fans to take part in our programme for ITV3. Each episode we would like to feature two enthusiasts of shows like Inspector Morse, Sherlock Holmes, Miss Marple, Lewis, Poirot, Rebus, Taggart, Broadchurch, DCI Banks, Midsomer Murders etc. to come into the studio to showcase their knowledge.
    I was wondering if you would you be interested? or if any of your friends would be? or if you might post something? If so, please email me: hannah.wilson@cactustv.co.uk
    I look forward to hearing from you.
    Hannah

  5. JR Says:

    I’m not sure if you check these messages however if so to alert you to the upcoming UK screening of The Big 4 – ITV have stuck the embargoed (till next week) press release up on their website – http://www.itv.com/presscentre/ep1week43/agatha-christies-poirot-big-four#.UlXA0FCTils

    The BFI are also showing the last episode at the end of the month with a David Suchet Q&A which I’m attending

    1. therebelprince Says:

      Hi JR, wow thankyou so much for this! I must admit I haven’t been monitoring the website all that much at the moment, but this is really invigorating. I’ll have to make a post with that info, and then ink up my reviewer’s pen.

  6. Adam Croft Says:

    Just came across your blog and, as another huge Agatha Christie fan, I wanted to express my thanks and appreciation. I’m currently going through the geek lists and have already bookmarked the site!

  7. Elin Says:

    Wow, what a treat to stumble upon this wonderful website ( and at work, no less)! Looking forward to many hours blissful reading! 🙂

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