A recent production of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Nile—adapted from her own novel Death on the Nile—and an invitation to host a post-show chat for George Mason University’s Faculty Arts Club prompted me to look back at the various incarnations of the tale, including an earlier short story featuring Christie’s lesser-known detective Parker Pyne. Today at the Washington Independent Review of Books, I browse through some of my reading—and recommend a couple of titles for folks interested in learning more themselves, including the Christie short story collection Masterpieces in Miniature and John Curran’s thrilling study Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks (as well as its companion Agatha Christie: Murder in the Making).
Additionally, I spotlight this year’s Agatha Award finalists for Best Short Story—and pleased to be among that group, along with Gretchen Archer, Barb Goffman, Edith Maxwell, and B.K. Stevens.
Read the full column here.