Thursday, January 12, 1 PM
For next week’s Watch & Wonder Highlight, we’re thrilled to feature the special Inside the Mind of Agatha Christie. After watching, dive deeper with resources about how Christie employs literary devices like suspense and foreshadowing to craft timeless mystery novels on PBS LearningMedia.
Surpassed only by the Bible and Shakespeare, Agatha Christie is the most successful writer of all time. We all know her characters and incredible plot twists, but what do we know about the Agatha herself? Combining rare access to Agatha’s family, her personal archive and speaking to those who know her work best, we discover what made the world’s most successful crime writer tick in Inside the Mind of Agatha Christie.
And Then There Were None | The Great American Read
Writers Gillian Flynn and Christopher Bollen explain why And Then There Were None is Agatha Christie’s most compelling mystery. It’s an example of how thrillers are so effective when talking about villains and monsters. Christie’s masterpiece doesn’t rely on a detective to solve the crime, and explores an obsession with both murder and justice.
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