Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Agatha Christie Week: September 13-20

This week of September 13-20 is officially designated "Agatha Christie Week" in honor of Christie's birthday on September 15. I was lucky enough to be in Torquay for the Centenary where I participated in banquets and tours and special plays and celebrations. I also organized a special week long Agatha Christie celebration here in the San Francisco Bay Area during which I created a special mystery event a la Christie, although not nearly as clever. That was in 1991. Agatha Christie is the quintessential mystery writer, and her work is celebrated all over the world. Here's how you can participate.

Read and comment on Mysteries in Paradise's Celebration of the Life and Work of Agatha Christie. This is the second blog tour, and it's so much fun! Each day a different blogger writes about something to do with Agatha Christie.

Here's the line-up.
16 September: Just A (Reading) Fool
17 September: Margot at Joyfully Retired
18 September: Crime Scraps
19 September: A library is a hospital for the mind...
20 September: Confessions of a Mystery Novelist
21 September: BooksPlease
22 September: Agatha Christie Quiz - Mysteries in Paradise
23 September: ACRC Carnival #9

Don't miss:
13 September: Overkill
14 September: Bernadette's Reactions to Reading

Need more fun with Christie? Kerrie at Mysteries in Paradise also has an Agatha Christie Reading Challenge, and although you missed participating in the Agatha Christie Blog Carnival #8, the results have been published, so plenty to read.

AudioFile Editors' Picks Celebrates Agatha Christie Week: Download a FREE Agatha Christie story on audio. "The Case of the Missing Will" is read by David Suchet and it will be available on the site throughout Christie Week.

Here's a link to the "official " Agatha Christie website.

Want to participate in some real time/real place events? Here's a Schedule of Christie events (mostly in the U.K, but some elsewhere)

What else can you do to celebrate? Read an Agatha Christie novel. So many to choose from.

And, last but certainly not least, take the UK Guardian's Agatha Christie Quiz.

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