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Agatha Christie

What? Spoilers Enhance a Mystery or Thriller?

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 04.14.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

For mystery, suspense and thriller novels, viewing the plot as "(almost) irrelevant" seems an extraordinary stretch. Frankly, I find that conclusion preposterous.

A Book of Books for the Book Junkie in your Life

Ken Carbone | Posted 02.17.2014 | Arts
Ken Carbone

In Warren Lehrer's new book A Life in Books: The Rise and Fall of Bleu Mobley, he's created a tour de force of graphic design, illustration and writing.

Merry Old Christmas Murders

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 02.12.2014 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Nothing says the holidays for me more than a good old-fashioned Christmas murder mystery. I also like the more modern ones, but give me a snowed-in estate in England, with house guests galore, a burning Yule log and I am just the jolliest reader ever.

Ride Back In Time On This Iconic Train

Posted 10.10.2013 | Travel

Before airplanes were in the mix, there was train travel. Before there were trains, as we know them today, there was the Orient Express – known for ...

Watching Homeland With Agatha Christie

Carina Kolodny | Posted 11.25.2013 | TV
Carina Kolodny

In 66 detective novels, Agatha showed her readers that there would always be another murder mystery to solve. So in Homeland, as in the real world, there will always be another terrorist to root out.

Physics Can Be Fatal: A Talk With Elissa Grodin

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 08.07.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Elissa Grodin's father founded AMC Theaters and invented multiplex and megaplex movie theaters. She has an extensive background in film. Elissa studie...

Memo to Princeton Tiger Mom and Grads: Get a Life, Not a Wife!

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 07.30.2013 | Women
Beverly Wettenstein

How many men and women are ready to commit to marriage at 21? Remember, the only time you can change a man is when he's in diapers. The Princeton mom's retro rhetoric is reminiscent of the "ring by spring" mandate for coeds to get engaged by graduation.

DVDs: Not Crazy About Mad Men, The Very Cool Peter Gunn, Goofy Carol Burnett And More

Michael Giltz | Posted 12.31.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Here's a rundown of some terrific sets that came out just in the last two or three weeks. It's impossible to put them in order of preference: many of these are gems we've been waiting a long time for.

Why Do I Write Mysteries?

Lev Raphael | Posted 12.14.2012 | Books
Lev Raphael

Reading offered relief and distance, especially the alternate worlds of science fiction and history. Mysteries promised something better once I discovered them: the assurance that things made sense, that evildoers were punished, and order could be restored.

Time To Return To Egypt?

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 08.28.2012 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

If you have never been, now is the time to go. Tourism -- and prices -- fell dramatically following the Arab Spring, but tourist have begun to return.

13 Great Female Mystery Writers

Posted 08.16.2012 | Books

The first female detective is generally agreed to have been "G", the hero of "The Female Detective," an 1864 novel soon to be republished by the Briti...

The Evolution Of Detectives In Fiction

Max Allan Collins | Posted 07.08.2012 | Books
Max Allan Collins

Here are the authors and their creations who, in my view, changed the detective game.

Agatha Christie Characters Become Americans

AP | Posted 02.29.2012 | Books

SILVER SPRING, Md. -- Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot and other Agatha Christie characters are now under American ownership. Acorn Media Group announced ...

The Grey Could Keep You Up All Night

Carole Mallory | Posted 03.26.2012 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Complaint. Don't leave the theater once the credits come on. Ever. There is a tag ending here.

35 Classic One-liners About Aging

John Blumenthal | Posted 02.03.2012 | Fifty
John Blumenthal

"I don't want to achieve immortality through my work," said Woody Allen, "I want to achieve it through not dying."

Found: An Unseen Miss Marple Story

Posted 11.21.2011 | Books

Out this week, "Agatha Christie: Murder in the Making" is the second volume compiled from Agatha Christie's notes and letters based on 73 unpublished ...

The Pera Palace Hotel, "Pearl of Istanbul" (PHOTOS)

Barry Yourgrau | Posted 10.22.2011 | Travel
Barry Yourgrau

The guest book here is heavy with potentates, prime ministers, and the likes of Garbo and Mata Hari, Hitchcock and Hemingway, and of course Agatha Christie, who wrote Murder on the Orient Express in Room 411 in the early '30's.

Long-Lost Agatha Christie Telegram Found: What Did it Say?

Posted 10.05.2011 | Books

Much information about writer Agatha Christie has been uncovered over the past few weeks, from her love of surfing to a riveting discovery made in Eng...

Which Famous Female Author Loved To Surf?

John Curran | Posted 10.02.2011 | Books
John Curran

'Surfing looks perfectly easy. It isn't. I say no more. I got very angry and fairly hurled my plank from me. Nevertheless, I determined to return on the first possible opportunity and have another go.

Time for a Good Book

Roger Fransecky | Posted 09.04.2011 | Books
Roger Fransecky

I confess to liking, collecting, sharing and savoring both mysteries and thrillers. My favorite sleuths are, like me, flawed and curious in an often dark, confusing and fallen world.

Favorite Outdoor Reads

nytimes.com | Amy Goldwasser Is the Editor Of “Red: Teenage Girls in America Write on What Fires Up Their Lives Today.” Peter Arkle Recently Published the 57th Issue Of “Peter Arkle News.” | Posted 08.06.2011 | Books

For many people, summer reading involves SPF, shirtlessness and bare feet in the grass. On a recent partly sunny Sunday afternoon on the Sheep Meadow ...

Birthday Tribute: Albert Finney's Finest

John Farr | Posted 06.04.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Finney cares a great deal about his work, but very little about publicity. Nominated five times for an Oscar, he has never once attended the ceremony.

Huffpost Readers' Picks: What Book From Childhood Can't You Forget? (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.16.2011 | Books

Most of us remember that time in our childhood when we picked up a book that we just couldn't put down. Our imaginations were such that it transported...

A Peek Inside Famous Writers’ Homes

flavorwire.com | Posted 07.05.2011 | Books

Last month, The New York Times ran a slideshow of Norman Mailer's Brooklyn Heights apartment, which will be up for sale shortly. This got us thinking ...

Jennifer Garner Becoming An Old Spinster?

Posted 05.29.2011 | Entertainment

This beloved classic is getting a facelift. Quite literally. Disney has closed a deal for a big screen reboot of Agatha Christie's "Miss Marple" myst...