The Detection Club: Deathly Swinging

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Imagine 1930, a group of writers, London, Murderers , Victims. And a skull named Eric. This is basically the Detection Club in a nut shell. But let’s bite into the mistery…

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The Women of Christie (Part 1)

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Agatha Christie was born a Victorian but grew up in a time when women had one foot in a crinoline and the other down a trouser leg. The Great War came and people started toppling off their Victorian pedestals into a steadily germinating modernity. More and more women were learning how to drive, volunteering as aid during the war, running establishments and basically entering what were predominantly patriarchal roles; finally, sexual stereotypes and gender roles were being renegotiated.

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Deal Noir 2016

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All over England there are many festivals and events to celebrate the love for literature and books and as crime fiction lovers we are always looking for an occasion to share the love with other aficionados. One event that we will not miss (and neither should you) is the Deal Noir Crime Fiction Convention 2016, set in the very British sea town of Deal, Kent.

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The Real Gone Girl: The Disappearance of Agatha Christie

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Every one of us, have at least once in our lifetime, found ourselves in a situation where we feel stuck, unhappy and with no escape, even when we actually have nothing to complain about. Imagine, instead, if you had everything and you were living the life that you always dreamt about, and then out of the blue, thunder strikes and your entire existence is shaken.

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Agatha Christie and The Grand Tour

Poster of 1924 British Empire Exhibition. In a time were colonies were loosing their importance, the propaganda was meant to make the Empire feel like a solid institution.

Poster for the British Empire Exhibition, 1924. In a time were colonies were losing their importance, the propaganda was meant to make the Empire feel like a solid institution.

It doesn’t take a genius to understand how important travelling was for Agatha and how much it influenced her works during her life time. Snow Upon the Desert, her first attempt to write a novel, was set in Egypt where she stayed during her early 20s. Followed by that was Death in the CloudsMurder on the Orient Express, Death on the Nile and the controversial Passenger to Frankfurt. Frequent though were her family trips around Europe, nothing was quite like the trip she made in 1922.

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ABC: Agatha Before Christie (Part 2)

Frederick Alvah Miller, Agatha Christie's father. He died when she was only 11.

Frederick Alvah Miller. He died when she was only 11.

1910 BC:  The Victorian era is over and with it all the austerity of sort. Europe, and the rest of the world is on the brink of war. The 20th century began with new resolutions but unfortunately not all expectations for what the future might have brought went as planned. Agatha knew this well, because in 1901, when she was just 11, her father, Frederick Miller, died of heart complications.

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