Tag Archives: Agatha Christie

Just One Look, That’s All it Took*

Readers of this blog will know I’m a big fan of Margot Kinberg’s wonderful blog, Confessions of a Mystery Novelist. Margot’s latest post, on adoption in crime fiction, makes fascinating reading. Fraud in overseas adoption was the subject of my … Continue reading

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Agatha Christie on writing

To celebrate the 123rd anniversary of the Queen of Crime’s birthday, I give you Agatha Christie’s advice on writing, as gleaned from her wonderful autobiography. Aspiring authors will take heart to learn that Agatha Christie, who published over 100 novels, … Continue reading

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Author for a day

This post is inspired by Kirsten Krauth and a collective of WA writers who recently blogged on the topic: Which writer (living or dead) would you like to be for a day? It’s a tantalising prospect, one that sets my imagination off … Continue reading

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Running to stand still*

Much as I loath it when anyone answers ‘How are you?’ with ‘Busy’, I have to confess that for the past few weeks, I’ve been overcommitted. I don’t make a habit of it. Not only am I a recovered workaholic, … Continue reading

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So excited to have my debut novel Behind the Night Bazaar blogged in the USA for the first time by Margot Kinberg. Margot includes Behind the Night Bazaar in her discussion of crime novelists who reference other crime novelists in … Continue reading

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Recreating the past: Agatha Christie, archaeology & fiction

‘Bismillahi ar rahman ar rahim [In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate]. That is the Arab phrase used before starting out on a journey. Eh bien, we too start on a journey. A journey into the past. A journey … Continue reading

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Murder in Mesopotamia: Agatha Christie & Archeology

From the Melbourne Museum website. Reproduced with permission. What do crime fiction and archaeology have in common? A public forum at Melbourne Museum on 9 September will solve this intriguing question with a focus on famous crime writer Agatha Christie’s … Continue reading

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