Thursday, May 29, 2014

Dame Agatha

The best time for planning a book is while you're doing the dishes.
~Agatha Christie

A variety of Agatha Christie-inspired works today.

The Book
by Ben Twiston-Davies
A permanent memorial to Agatha Christie in Covent Garden.
Photo by Rich Tee

Hercule Totoro
Combine 4 parts “My Neighbor Totoro” with 1 part Agatha Christie’s Poirot, mix in a little murder and blend in the style of Edward Gorey. Voilà!
by Andy Purviance

Detail of illustration, Russian Agatha Christie book (
Shared by Will

Nighttime reading
"The girls brought some books to read while I have class. Gracie is reading Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express now that Nora has finished with it."
Photo by SewPixie

The Unexpected Guest by Agatha Christie
Photo by Xesc Arbona

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
Paul Stumpr

More book covers:

* There's an Agatha Christie Festival in September of this year.
* Agatha Christie and Archaeology
* Agatha Christie @QueenOfCrime on Twitter
* The Agatha Christie Doctor Who episode

Poetry is not the most important thing in life... I'd much rather lie in a hot bath reading Agatha Christie and sucking sweets.
~Dylan Thomas


HWY said...

Wonderful variety of Agatha Christie related stuff.

Being an Art Deco fan, though, I *loved* the book covers at the end.

But even more, I loved the quote by Dylan Thomas. :-)

Author Amok said...

What a great Totoro, Poirot mash up! Tabatha -- my grandmother kept a collection of Agatha Christie paperbacks in "my" room at her house. For years, I was too afraid to read them, but I loved spooking myself by examining the jacket cover art. Your post took me back to that feeling. (P.S. One of my favorites was "Nemesis.")

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

Just going through my neglected inbox-- LOVE the Totoro!