There is nothing like great fashion, cocktails, red lipstick and murder……..I spent the weekend on my couch nursing a tooth ache and watching Miss Marple solve murders.
Oh Agatha, how I wish you were alive today to write your mysteries with the advancement of modern technology. I believe you would give CSI a good run for their money because no one realized the psychological motivation that drives a person to commit and cover up a murder better than you. Unlike today’s TV murder shows that focus on the how, you concentrated on the why, which is so much more intriguing. What is the motivation or circumstance that leads someone to kill and cover it up? And you had the genius to wrap the best investigators in the most unlikely packaging: a non-threatening elderly village woman and a neat-freak Belgian detective.
But my favourite character is you, Agatha, a woman far ahead of her time. An abandoned single mother who ended up becoming one of the best selling authors and marrying a man several years her junior – in modern terms a ‘cougar’ – well done!
Her mysterious disappearance and memory loss made for a fascinating drama best reinacted in Agatha Christie, A Life in Pictures. And for all those Agatha Christie fanatics like me her Devon home was recently opened to the public and well worth a visit. It is a breath taking location where she has been rumoured to have had great parties.