Say Nothing by Brad Parks "The nerve-shredding never lets up for a minute as Parks picks you up by the scruff of the neck
Kenneth Branagh's adaptation of Agatha Christie's whodunit has no steam.
The first adaptation, "Ordeal of Innocence," is slated to star Catherine Keener and Bill Nighy.
The Queen of Crime made her wishes very clear: less wrinkles, less pink.
The peace of mind that washes over readers in a bow-tied Christie denouement is comforting to all, but especially to women.
Christie's unabashed racist views read like a what's what of racial stereotypes, vilification, and condescension in her mystery novels when there's even the faintest mention of a black, and other non-white characters. She seemed to have a special fascination with their hair, eyes, or other physical characters which she found odd, different, and always disgusting.
Lifetime stepped up its game a few weeks ago when they presented the mini-series "War & Peace." It was a beautifully crafted and acted event. Now Lifetime is bringing us "And Then There Were None" based on Agatha Christie's classic novel.
In 20 minutes of coming attractions (not to mention a James Bond-style commercial for beer), I saw more money poured into glamorizing explosives, weaponry and commercialized violence than I'd witnessed in quite some time.
Call them thrillers, crime or detective fiction; all of these and the slang term, whodunits, have been used to describe the mystery or crime story. Readers, it seems, love a good mystery.
There's one mystery that has always intrigued and infuriated mystery buffs in equal measure, and that is the real-life disappearance of the Queen of Mysteries herself, Agatha Christie, back in 1926.