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Masterpiece Mystery: Agatha Christie Turns 120

abstract:BookBuffet is helping to spread the word about this July’s premiere of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, which headlines a trio of new Poirot mysteries on PBS MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! This long-awaited adaptation is preceded by a one–hour special taking viewers on a present-day journey aboard the iconic train. (The documentary, David Suchet on the Orient Express, airs Wednesday, July 7, 2010 on PBS.)

2010 actually marks Agatha Christie’s 120th birthday! Agatha Christie is the world's best-known mystery writer. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and another billion in over 45 foreign languages. She is outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare.

MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! is celebrating Christie and her suave Belgian detective with activities of interest to fans: a Q&A with David Suchet at pbs.org/masterpiece/poirot a live Twitter event during the July 11 broadcast of Murder on the Orient Express. Experts from Mystery Readers International, Mystery Scene and The Strand magazines will be tweeting. Join them and tag your posts with the hashtag, and then visit us on TweetGrid at TweetGrid, or use your own favorite aggregator.

Finally, we have a free supply of paperback copies of Murder on the Orient Express for distribution to readers. Contact us at paulas [at] bookbuffet.com

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July 06, 2010

Six by Agatha

Miss Marple: The Blue Geranium
June 27, 2010
New evidence is uncovered in the notorious Blur Geranium murder case.



Poirot: Murder on the Orient Express
July 11, 2010
A star-studded new adaptation of Christie's most popular novel.

Poirot: Third Girl
July 18, 2010
The "last happy summer" holds a deadly secret.

Poirot: Appointment with Death
July 25, 2010
A murder takes place under the searing sun of the Syrian desert.




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