Saturday, October 11, 2008

Agatha Christie, the Queen of Mystery

Special Features part Five:

Agatha Christie's magnum opus was also her most controversial book. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd exploded on the scene in 1926. Critics accused her of breaking the rules set down by the detection club by having the narrator double as the murderer. The readers didn’t mind. According to one statistic I read, Agatha Christie’s book sales are only surpassed by the Bible!

The answer to last week's trivia question is below.

Which character did Dame Agatha Christie name her child after?

Answer: Christie's daughter was names Rosalind, after Shakespeare's heroine.

2 comments:

Chris Well said...

Hey -- don't give away the ending! Just because ROGER ACKROYD came out decades ago doesn't mean there are not still people reading it for the first time!

Anonymous said...

Stupid cunt hope you die of slow cancer