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How Canary Speech Differs From Traditional Word-Based Models
"Our technology compared compared to historic approach. Historically, it began with the evaluation of word based things, classic example of the British novelist Agatha Christie and her plight through Alzheimer's, it's nice if you have 40 years of data to do analysis on, but it's not a practical way of approaching this. And word based analysis is difficult to control for education level, use of words, multiple languages across nations, not the withstanding various use of language throughout a single nation alone. So it's, while ASR is a nice, solid stable dataset, it's not a very useful dataset for doing analysis on things like anxiety stress depression. It's roughly practical for Alzheimer's, but even there it's very difficult to control. Canary speeches approach was to use a primary data layer, which is in fact used for ASR and NLP. But we use the primary data layer nearly exclusively. And from those features and biomarkers, we construct and train models, algorithms, which are independent, both language and other elements. Fundamentally how the central nervous system dries the creation of speech. And that allows us then to use a very rich set of data in a minute, hundreds of thousands of data points are. Used. We extract features in real time compare that to previous models and model sets that we have used. And today we're doing that in a. Newly launched system that utilizes the highest level of security available. We recently completed an external audit for penetration, vulnerability cysts and are finishing up soc two type one in the next
"agatha christie" Discussed on Shedunnit
"This episode was written generated by me caroline crompton. Many thanks to my guest. Julius green his wonderful on comprehensive book on this subject agatha christie a life in theater is available in all good booksellers and you can catch him. At the international agatha christie festival in tokyo on the eighteenth of september giving a talk about paro onstage. The stage reading of the stranger that we talked about is on the seventeenth of september at the palestinian in painted links to these events plus all the books and sources mentioned are in the description text for this episode and at she done it show dot com slash the theatrical world of agatha christie. I published transcripts of every episode including this one. Find them all at sheet on it. Show dot com slash transcripts. If you'd like to support the podcasts continued existence and independence become a paying member of the she done book club and get access to two bonus episodes a month and the reading community members will for instance shortly be able to a longer version of my conversation with julius packed with all of the christie theatrical trivia that i couldn't fit into this episode to hear that sign up at she done it book club dot com slash. Join many thanks to the new members that we welcome to the club in august so far catherine charles. Kathy sally. Trina grace car. Kelly l. malloy. Haley and jill. I look forward to discussing book for this month. John booths death on the riviera with you. If you like to join us there still time she done it. Book club dot com slash joy member support for the sheet on it. Book club from conor mclaughlin. The podcast advertising partner is multitude. Thanks for listening. I'll be back soon with another episode..
"agatha christie" Discussed on Shedunnit
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Who has his own reasons for digging up the past. But then the anonymous threats begin warning them to stop and they have to decide to finding the real killer is worth. The cost is a plot that will be right up. She done business street. It's a podcast about a podcast about solving crimes. And if any of you happen to be murdering knows as well if you know you know you're going to absolutely love this twisty turny cold case mystery set in the american south about emerged racehorse. Aris like all of realm shows der has high quality sound design acting and editing. I o nine months describe what they make his. Like game of thrones but for your ears check out the whole realm state at realm dot. Fm and you can listen to de now. It's available wherever you get your podcasts. Almost from the start of agatha christie's literary career people have been trying to protest stories on the stage in nineteen twenty. Seven a touring actor manager named lionel butte acquired the rights to produce a play based on her nineteen twenty six novel. The murder of roger ackroyd retitled alibi. This adaptation eventually opened at the prince of wales theatre on the fifteenth of may nineteen twenty eight. Having been written by michael morton and directed by gerald demaria. Christie have disliked many of morton's ideas he wanted to make poirot twenty years younger on heartthrob with the ladies and she resented having all the people allowed to alter her story still overall. She enjoyed the process of seeing her work. Make it to the stage and vowed to herself next time. However it is the existence of alibi and the many other adaptations of christie's work for the stage. That was not written by her. Julia says that helps to muddy the waters around the extent of her theatrical achievements. of course the whole thing was a bit confused by the fact that other people were adopting her books. Before i perform play of the own and of course after she became a playwright in her in right and i think this is one of the reasons why there's some confusion i think if people see a play by christie they assume it's adapted from one of her books by somebody else was in fact she wrote several places and many of the place you rent. We're actually original plays adaptations of novels. She began writing. What would become her own fast. Play black coffee. The year after alibi premiered. It's an original story. Not based on any previous work and in what would become an unusual decision for it has accused paro as it central character surprisingly when she adapted for novo. She always cuts the character of poorer. Because of her i i play was black. Coffee which was an original play. An original poorest story what she went find as noble ocean story anywhere she tended to dislike actors very flamboyant portrayals of the character toward the actors playing poirot who is distracted from the storyline of the of the current which she was interested in time and time again when turning some of her best known horror stories like death on the nile the hollow and appointment with death into place kristie reorganized them so that her famous belgian detective was nowhere to be seen while this might sound like a bizarre decision from a marketing point of view who cuts the most famous asset from a new adaptation. It was the right one to make from a theatrical standpoint. As julius explains the problem is she is she is actually correct when you think about having a star detective onstage pools focus in an extraordinary way because in a novel and even in the film or on on tv on film and tv the director can cut away from perot. Even if he's in the room or he can focus the camera so that it's something that perot is looking at whereas in the theater if prize onstage you're looking at poirot the minute bara walks on the stage whether it suchet robert powell jason. Everybody just looks at that performance person whereas what they should be looking at is what somebody else is doing in in the corner. The perot is looking at so distracts from the process of the audience. Being able to piece together the the story line with focused on the wrong thing and she realized that. So i didn't honestly think is a great deal to begin by reintroducing. It's a good rule of thumb at johnny. If you find yourself watching a so-called agatha christie play and it styles hercule poirot but isn't black coffee you can be fairly sure that she didn't write it. Although some of the theatrical successes came with adaptations of existing novels and short stories plenty were original plots and some of her plays weren't even in the crime thriller genre at all jeers original plays nights spider's web like verdict like daughter's daughter which because they're not adapted from anything are as as exercises in playwright in probably the most satisfactory over as a dramatist. I mean she. She very much liked verdict. Which was which was actually a flop but in many ways one of them as to companies plays and perhaps domestic companies piece of play. Writing is a door to door to which of course is what when we call him a merry west mccaw book and non crime fiction work which people assume as adapted from her mary west novel of the same title but in fact the book was adapted from the.
"agatha christie" Discussed on Overdue
"Though. I did have dinner every day before i performed andrew. I can tell you that. Our theme song was composed by nick andrews. But i can't tell you where folks can go to learn more about the show. Why don't you tell me why can't you tell them. Because it's your job. Did somebody cast a spell okay. It's overdue podcast dot com. That's our internet web site. We have links to apple angle and our page. We are on sicher. we are on spotify. We're on anywhere. You can get podcasts. We haven't missed a monday in years and years and years so every monday subscribed one of those things. You don't have a new episode sitting in your feet. We also paid on page peach around dot com slash overdue pod in on bonus episode recordings like our recording of the novelization of the movie. Space jam. that we're going to do later this month and did get other stuff to just a little fun little fun things from us. You craig. Witty reading weak little fires everywhere by selecting cool book about california in the summer. Sow shaker heights ohio. But you know this different. It's different all right. Thank you so much for listening. Everybody I hope they use of the murder because all the closer here mr gas listener. We gave you all the clues. Yeah until you sell the mystery. Please try be happy. That was a hit gum podcast.
"agatha christie" Discussed on Overdue
"Some sort of slingshot is going to bring a right back into the store. Yes very important that we're spending all this time meeting these two english people. She's very different trains. That does not even a murderer on that. We know about yeah. She's economical outweigh like she does not care to tell you things that will not set up or help you solve the murder. Yeah well mike. In half a dozen poirot books in anybody. Who's reading this you're up for. Yeah you know you know what you're going to get. You're probably also sketching out things in your little note pad if you're trying to solve the mystery yourself a couple of points in this where he basically i feel like you're just looking at christie's notes where she is like. Draw schematic of the train car where everybody was on it. Sure is written out this whole like list of suspects and what their potential motives might have been. What their alibis are. Just like the kind of thing you know that. If you're building a mystery like this you have in your in your pocket. Just to help yourself plotted out. Yeah you do just literally get that verbatim a couple times in this book. Tell me do you meet everyone before the murder happens. You meet some people before the murder happens and you do meet the victim before the murder happens. Import is he is a. He's guy whose name is. Ratchet samuel ratchet no relation to the nurse. I presume i wouldn't know this is nineteen thirty something so it could be the nurse. Ratchets like really. It's not. it's not his real name now. Okay the goal shorter answer is no you know we we meet this guy poirot just notices. What a unpleasant countenance he has he approaches poirot and boys it handy for perot that he has the like the grasp on human psychology that he has because this guy comes up to him. As like your your. I know about you. You're the little belgian due to solves. Who'd solves mysteries real good and i have people who are after me and i could use a very observant little moustachioed belgian guy to be watching my back and her keel paro. Even though i mean he has on other business he has lots of other excuses but at the end of the conversation. He's just like i don't like your face and i'm not going to work for you like i find you unpleasant okay. So merger home is trying to get back to london. He's just like god in that song. About what if god was one of us trying to home. Yep uh-huh remember that one. Where i was singing building a mystery earlier while you're talking we're in the were in the deep weeds paint paint. So yes so we. We have met We met mary debenham. Who is a governess who is also returning to england along with a colonel. I don't know how to pronounce..
"agatha christie" Discussed on Overdue
"Hey everybody it's podcast the books you've been meaning to read. Money was craig names andrew. Craig i have terrible news. No there's been a murder murder most foul and i am i. Am i regret to inform you that the person who did the murder is still in this. Very podcast who's with a little belgian dude is going to come and talk to us both a lot until he figures it out. Though is the good news. we don't have to do anything. Great so like arthur's can be pretty like arc arc. I was gonna say architectural but like arkansas. I mean if. I can be an architect. Probably i could be window-dressing. You could be my my manservant. That's a yeah who who gets caught in a lie which then catches me in a lie and then the whole thing unravels from there. I love to unravel things Boulevard luckily lucky you. I read agatha christie's murder on the orient express. So that's all that's all we're going to be doing unraveling a great mystery. Yes and hopefully by the end maybe by the end listeners. If you listen all the way through you'll find out who did the murder. The podcast murder. Now listen to any government. Agents listening to this podcast..
"agatha christie" Discussed on Shedunnit
"So i think agatha does characterization brilliantly. She does in her own. Way is usually the case in an agatha christie novel. What takes up most of the page space. Looks like it's plots if you just sort of flick through you might say a compensation about primary woman's mobile saying so where were you on the night of whatever and it looks like the plot is happening. But that doesn't mean that characterization is not well handled in her books. A good analogy. I think is the paintings of ls lowry. You know those sort of matchstick men so if someone were to criticize lowry for not paying people properly in my opinion that would be silly. You know you. Don't look larry paintings and go oh he called depict people just because he doesn't depict them in the way that gains bread depicted the so. I think personally agatha christie conveys character and all kinds of layers knowledge and wisdom about human nature extremely. Well she just does it in a particular christie ish way. What if the supposed failings of christie's writing such as flat characters in less than sparkling dialogue while actually all part of how she made her lauded plots so good and so you know people talk about her character's sometimes being two dimensional or some people say. Oh yeah character very two-dimensional but that is actually a necessity of the genre because we say the characters initially as they present to out protagonists store detective. And of course that presenting is way because one of them is going to turn out to be hiding the secret than the mudra others of them are going to turn out to be hiding the secret that they're jewel thief for example of jewel thieves running around and the ones who aren't hiding anything sort of criminal might be hiding something else something emotional and so for murder mystery to work in the best way that it possibly can. The characters needs to be presenting..
"agatha christie" Discussed on Shedunnit
"You're listening to this podcast. I feel fairly confident. In saying that you think the christie wrote some good books there's a high probability that you decided to listen to me talking about detective fiction because you have at some point enjoyed a novel by the so called queen of crying but just because we enjoy her. Fiction doesn't necessarily mean agatha christie deserves to be crowned queen of the literary pantheon. in fact it's become a commonplace to say that although christie's plots second to none a pros and dialogue leaves a lot to be desired. Leaden humdrum repetitive samy. These are all words. I've heard used to describe it. I don't want to just acquiesce to the prevailing view on this though which is why today i'm going to investigate with agatha christie is really a good writer welcome does she done it. I'm caroline crompton. I've been thinking about this question for a long time as you might imagine but there were two pieces of writing specifically that prompted me to go deeper into the issue now. The first is an article by john. Lanchester titled the case of agatha christie which was published in the london review of books in december twenty eighteen. It's a long essay nearly six thousand words long but the main thing you need to know about it is that from the start. Lanchester sets out his baseline assumption. The agatha christie was not a good writer and that he's not the only person he thinks this it's not as if anyone even her hardest core fans ever makes any claims for christie as a writer per se. He says near the beginning of the article he continues. How prose is flat and functional her characters on a spectrum between types stereotypes and caricatures. So you might well ask what's to like it's worth reading. This in full of course are linked to it in the episode description but suffice to say here that he goes on to find plenty of things to.
"agatha christie" Discussed on Encyclopedia Womannica
"Hi it's jamie recurrently gearing up for season three of encyclopaedia manteca in the meantime we're mixing things up bringing back some of our favorite episodes in many week longish themes our current theme is storytellers. Stay tuned for a brand new season coming in september. Thanks for listening. This is no ordinary train. Agatha christie's crime orient express wonder media network. I'm jenny kaplan and this is encyclopedia britannica. Today we're talking about the grande dame of the english. Done it. The jk rolling of selling books before there is a jk rolling. Please meet our dreamer of the day. The queen of crime agatha christie agatha was born in eighteen ninety in the seaside town of turkey in devon england. She was the youngest of three children born into an upper middle class home. Acas father frederick was an american stockbroker and her irish-born mother clara took care of the house and her children's early education after her father's sudden death when agatha was eleven. the family's financial situation became more precarious. An agatha was sent to paris to complete her education when she completed finishing school. I get the return to england only to start a months long tour of the middle east with her mother. While traveling agatha tried her hand at writing short stories and an early novel but wasn't able to get anything published. She did however meet her future husband archie christie while in cairo. They got married right before the outbreak of world war one during the war archie was sent to france to fight the germans. We'll get the returned home to england. She worked as a nurse. And then eventually chemist's assistant on the home front as the war raged across the channel agatha started writing detective fiction in her downtime. She'd always loved mystery. Novels particularly the works of wilkie collins and sir arthur conan doyle so it was a natural fit at this first novel. The mysterious affair at styles was published in nineteen twenty. Her debut work introduced the world to the iconic hair kua paro agatha's eccentric and egoistic belgian detective with the little grey cells and a perfectly quaffed moustache from frog. I am a bloody legal. Belgian perot appeared in about twenty five novels and many short stories. The elderly village spinster. Miss jane marple agatha's other iconic detective first appeared in her novel. Murder at the vicarage in one thousand nine thirty agatha's first. Major literary success came with the publication of her novel. The murder of roger ackroyd in nineteen twenty six. It was met with massive international acclaim and became an immediate bestseller. No spoilers but suffice it to say that. The murder of roger. Ackroyd is an ingenious and innovative. Who done it that still manages to amaze that same year nineteen twenty. Six agatha's mother died and her husband requested a divorce in order to marry his mistress. Right after archie asked for the divorce agatha disappeared it was a legendary and frankly very strange incident that agatha never fully explained like the plot of one of her novels. She told her maid that she was taking a drive to newcastle and then vanished leaving her empty car on the side of the road with no plu as to her whereabouts. The public outcry was enormous. The story was highly publicized and the public closely followed updates in the newspapers. It even made the front page of the new york times after several days. Agatha was found registered in a small hotel under the name of her husband's mistress though unlucky in love during her first marriage agatha had much better luck the second time around when she married archaeologist. Max mala win. In nineteen thirty agatha went onto write some seventy five novels that almost always made the bestseller list not to mention quite a few popular volumes of short stories. her works include mystery classics. Like and then there were none murder on the orient express. And why didn't they ask. Agatha also wrote a number of very well received plays her most famous. The mouse trap set a world record for the longest continuous run at one theater. More than twenty one years. How many years would you give the mousetrap yet to prophesy. I will sit. It's coming next year years but never has an acknowledgement of her. Incredible literary career agatha was promoted to dame commander of the order of the british empire in nineteen seventy one dame. Agatha christie died on january twelfth nineteen seventy six at the age of eighty five from natural causes with roughly three billion copies of her novels sold translated into more than one hundred and three languages. Guinness world records lists sir as the the bestselling novelist of all time. Her wonderful done. It's continue to delight audiences today. We're taking a break for the weekend..
The Origin Story of Agatha Christie
"Today we're talking about the grande dame of the english. Done it. The jk rolling of selling books before there is a jk rolling. Please meet our dreamer of the day. The queen of crime agatha christie agatha was born in eighteen ninety in the seaside town of turkey in devon england. She was the youngest of three children born into an upper middle class home. Acas father frederick was an american stockbroker and her irish-born mother clara took care of the house and her children's early education after her father's sudden death when agatha was eleven. the family's financial situation became more precarious. An agatha was sent to paris to complete her education when she completed finishing school. I get the return to england only to start a months long tour of the middle east with her mother. While traveling agatha tried her hand at writing short stories and an early novel but wasn't able to get anything published. She did however meet her future husband archie christie while in cairo. They got married right before the outbreak of world war one during the war archie was sent to france to fight the germans. We'll get the returned home to england. She worked as a nurse. And then eventually chemist's assistant on the home front as the war raged across the channel agatha started writing detective fiction in her downtime. She'd always loved mystery. Novels particularly the works of wilkie collins and sir arthur conan doyle so it was a natural fit at this first novel. The mysterious affair at styles was published in nineteen twenty. Her debut work introduced the world to the iconic hair kua paro agatha's eccentric and egoistic belgian detective with the little grey cells and a perfectly quaffed moustache from frog. I am a bloody legal. Belgian perot appeared in about twenty five novels and many short stories. The elderly village spinster. Miss jane marple agatha's other iconic detective first appeared in her novel. Murder at the vicarage in one thousand nine thirty agatha's first. Major literary success came with the publication of her novel. The murder of roger ackroyd in nineteen twenty six. It was met with massive international acclaim and became an immediate bestseller. No spoilers but suffice it to say that. The murder of roger. Ackroyd is an ingenious and innovative. Who done it that still manages to amaze
"agatha christie" Discussed on Shedunnit
"Your copy today. Agatha christie's writing career began in nineteen twenty and last full length novel was published after her death in nineteen seventy. Six england changed a lot during the six decades in which she was writing and we can track that to an extent through the way she writes about the settings of stories in a facebook the mysterious affair at styles. We have a very typical english village of the early twentieth. Century styles sent mary. The village of the country house styles court is meant to be an essex but it could really be anywhere in southern england within easy reach of london. The big house has an expansive park around it and the lady of the house does good works in the village mostly innate if the war effort since this book is set during the first world war. There's a land agent who helps to take care of the estate and a home farm. Where tenants work the land part of the mystery that christie weaves is to do with shock people experience when this template is disrupted and how much this impedes their ability to disentangle. What is real. And what is not mrs. dingell thorpe's marriage to an inappropriate embiid at young woman is tantamount to a declaration of war on a way of life. Compare this to a book like third girl from nineteen sixty six which revolves around a flat share in west london and takes in the much freer lusa social mores of the time in which he was published normal restorick. The main character is nineteen or twenty and doesn't really know what to do with her life but she certainly craves a kind of independence that would have been unthinkable for her counterparts. In the christie novels of three or four decades earlier agatha christie has a reputation for portraying an idealized version of england in which everyone knows their place and the perfect villages untouched by progress. I don't think she really does this. Though i think it's a perception imbibed from serial television adaptations in which screenwriters flatten the chronology. In order to get around the problem of how far i will miss marple might not age. There's a cozy forever. England aesthetic to miss marples home village of saint. Mary mead in the various tv series. That isn't there in the books. After all miss marple is always telling the reader that there is no worse. Oh vicious and dangerous to live as a small village. She derives her detective skill. She says repeatedly from having observed or the worst vagaries of the human character in such a small rural. It'll and that village isn't static either. When we first visit mary mead there is a certain sense of permanence and unchanging. Nece about it that everyone knows everyone else inside out but then in post world war two miss marple novels. Such as a murder is announced. Things are changing mary. Meade is expanding with new houses and new people moving in people who don't come with foam letters of introduction and you haven't got grandparents who've always lived in this village it's a destabilizing force that's woven into the mystery. But it's not something that really comes through strongly on television where all of miss marples cases seem to occupy kind of timeless state somewhere between nineteen fifty and nineteen fifty five. Speaking of.
"agatha christie" Discussed on Shedunnit
"I've also made an audiobook version of it for those who really liked to him talking about the christie. The first hundred people to preorder the map will get the audio book for free and then after that it's available for purchase. This has been a really fun project to work on. And i hope you like it as much as i d. If you've been listening to this show for a while you already know that. I'm someone who really really loves to research. Amassing information is something. I'm pretty good at. I'm arguably better at that than knowing what to do with it once i have it. It won't be any surprise to you then to know that the initial list of places i gathered for them was a lot longer than the ones we could actually fit on it. I think there were forty five entries in the guide. A my initial list had at least double but christie wrote a lot of books stories and plays and she sent a characters to a lot of different places in this episode. I'm going to talk about the sense of place. In christie's books how own favourite locations on some of the trends that i observed while putting together the map. We're also going to look into a surprising mystery. Connected to one of christie's most famous places own i can christie was well traveled woman both by the standard of time and even compared with how much most people move around..
"agatha christie" Discussed on Shedunnit
"When you close your eyes and imagine the setting of an agatha christie story what do you see a grand country house perhaps or an idyllic english village complete with its own spinster. Sleuth for all that. The queen of crime is loaded for plots she deserves. Praise fas settings to beyond the more exotic locations featured in books like murder on the orient express and death. on the nile. There is a whole network of interconnected seemingly ordinary places that lie behind christie's fiction it interacts with how biography. To the more you read. How work the more you realize that her character's lives a superimposed upon her own. If you've ever walked into a hotel lobby or a village hall and thought this looks like it should be in an agatha christie novel. Then this.
The Great Gatsby and All Your Favorite Works from 1925 Have Now Entered the Public Domain
"Public domain day when works from 1925 are now free fall to use and build on the most notable works from 1925 entering the public domain this year are the Great Gatsby in Virginia Woolf's Mrs Dalloway as well as works by Agatha Christie Instant Claire Lewis. There's plenty of music, too, with works by Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington and George and Ira Gershwin. Blues from W. C. Handy and Ma Rainey works from 1925 were supposed to go into the public domain in 2001 after being copyrighted for 75 years, but Congress extended their copyright Taunton 95 years. Which brings us to today, artists who want to create their interpretation of public domain works can do so without fear of a lawsuit, leaving a range of creative possibilities.
'The Great Gatsby,' 'Mrs. Dalloway' And Other 1925 Works Enter The Public Domain
"Today is public domain day. As of january first thousands of books movies songs and other material from nineteen twenty five are no longer under copyright protection including the great gatsby. Npr's neda ulaby has more besides the f. scott fitzgerald masterpiece books entering the public domain now. Include mrs dalloway by virginia woolf and classics by sinclair lewis franz kafka ernest hemingway and agatha christie so are other works from nineteen twenty five like buster. Keaton silent film go west and the songs week toward brown now community. Orchestras can play music in the public domain for free scholars will not have to get permission to study. This material and books on the public domain can appear online without charge all part of living cultural conversation that anyone can join netto lippi. Npr news both
"agatha christie" Discussed on Book Club with Julia and Victoria
"I was a little bit older so i think it was like in middle school when i started reading the books and the first one i read was the blue train i think and then i i read this one probably second or third because i was like well i know how it ends so i'm not that interested in reading it but i still wanted to because like you know. I wanted to see how it got put together. You know what. I mean. Like i i wanted to see and i really fallen in love with a writing style and everything i i wanted to sort of see the details of it more and So i really enjoyed it i. It's probably not my favorite one to read though it's really fun to talk about. It's really iconic. But it's maybe a little too mainstream. i don't know it's it's a little more simple reviewing it this week i realized like it's really straightforward whereas a lot of her other books are a bit more social a bit more twists and turns a bit more. Like more time passes more happens. I just really love agatha christie's voice. And so i will pretty much read anything. She rates so Yeah that's my. My main memory of reading. The book was kind of surprised at how different it was from some of her others. So yeah about you. You reread it recently. Yeah i was trying to remember the timeline of all these events. But i'm pretty sure happen was the library near me when i was in high school. They would you use book sales and It was at the age. I couldn't drive or have a car. But i could bikes places on my summer. Getaway was going to the library especially when they have the use book sales in. Just load up on things and if you listen back to our I don't know probably minnesota wasn't your shelves as well as other episodes are talking about. How like i went through a phase. Oh readers read these. Because usually when i was picking up at the spook sale was a ton of classics is set of probably like twelve agatha christie novels. I've heard this name pick. Ultra about jobs. And i don't i honestly couldn't tell you which ones i i or which order i think i read all of them between high school and college but all of them are very much like sit down and read them in pretty much a day. Maybe two and that's why we don't have much memory of the ms visit was just like one big gulp of just be like let me get away for a bit. And then Yeah but murder on orient express. Actually the copy. We have here at the apartment. Is my brother jeffries. No i do remember reading this one. Because i was home it was post college and i followed him to see my parents and i had finished reading the book i brought with me and i needed something. Read on the plane ride back and so i was just browsing jeffrey bookshelf..
Hello, I'm scared of... crime books!
"I think. That's one of the kind of joys and the drawbacks of crime is zone and it's one of the things that annoys me when people always read pieces in the newspapers whereas it's someone making sweeping generalizations about crime this crime that and actually crime is a huge on. R- it's as big as you know it's like saying fiction is this like of course then some parts of fiction it is but crime spans the gamut from really intensely literary right through to kind of pure page-turners an really like terrifying stuff. That is way too hot for me. I'm quite a REC- readers. I chose reader. Yeah yeah that makes for better things stops me is that I'm like kind of scattered Dr. I'm an ex Christian but for some reason I still it kind of affects like how much I really believe in ghosts which is more people and let me say that your Senate Sky Dateline kind of chills and speak. He stuff like there's quite a lot of playing about with that in my books but what I really don't. I cannot read books that are kind of sold. Like people locked in basements or sexual torture or particularly stuff happening to kids. That's just like my my line You know no shade on people who write that. It's we need to explore all areas of human experience in fiction. And that's fine but it's not what I want to spend my evenings immersing myself in you know when you're not familiar with the genre as you say. Sometimes the jackets can similar when they kind of wildly different types of six and it is a bit of a learning curve. I think finding out sort of which bit because I I also have had this stuff about crime fiction through the ages where it's like often this get letting the thing that is scary in the book as a society. We're a little bit afraid of and that can make change throughout the decades but then it also means that on a personal level of the stuff that you're like I'm quite interested in exploring fair and then other stuff that is enjoyable to explore the new stuff. That's definitely I mean. The classic thing that is always talked about is the fact that the golden age of crime was in between the wars and Agatha Christie was writing all the way through the Second World War and wrote some of her best names route. Twelve books I think during the second mobile without stopping sometimes two books a year and people who wanted to read about this and even in the midst of kind of death and bereavement and destruction and bombs and huge uncertainty. They wanted crime and it becomes. Yeah they sort of. Are they exploring phase safely They wanted to live in a world where the impossible is solved. May Right and where bodies brought to justice. I don't know if there was easy. Onces like I would publish a thesis on it and become a PhD. If it's the same with you but like I say. I think that there's probably a lot misconceptions around crime and just named one of the crime writers that I know apart from nightmare modern switched our Agatha Christie and then shallow stuff like that's the only kind of two touch points a puffer Moton wrenches. The I know like what do you come up against misconceptions at variety forgot anymore misconceptions That you have but like do you come up against those things in the book and what which ones are true and which ones are like. Not Surgery are accurate. I think one thing I sometimes maybe misconception. On the hair is that they. They're not always believable and things. Sometimes people read to escape. Some people read to understand that life or the situational things going on in the world a little bit more and I think there are a lot. I know that there are a lot like that. I think that's not necessarily something I believe. I think that sometimes a bit of misconception that it sort of by so many things can happen to someone in the morning but life I watched enough kind of true crime dramas tonight actually extraordinary things do happen to people. That's why I might see rates because I've always struggled with that exact question of I don't want to write a procedural. I don't want to write about police officer because I don't inhabit that world and it's not my area of expertise and you do run up against the question of realistically. How many bodies can an ordinary person stumble? We're not Jessica Fletcher. We don't like Pandora in Cabot Cove and have a corpse waiting there every single day. So you know something that crime writers struggle with as well but I do. I firmly believe that it is completely possible. Implausible for one terrible unlikely incident to strike people in a lifetime. I think we've all been the victims of those and we know people who've had terrible extraordinary things happen to them so I don't think in itself that's but yet when it happens again and again and again. This is an interesting one because you can say that any genre like pick Saad poetry. And how sad can Waldman really be like you know like a little life is like? That's brutal like I think. We can fly that to to cry when actually we can say that about a lot of German. You're always going to be talking about the extraordinary end of ordinary. Even when you know even when it's just a regular life you're writing about it. In some kind of heightened artificial way. No one writes about life as it really happens because it would be incredibly tedious and full of sequiturs either. That's not how fiction works. We accept that it's a kind of construct but yes how far you'll cater for peds to to follow that construct but do you so. Do you read climate. All right if you read stuff and enjoyed it or you just never really got to grips with that. As as you know I have and I remember when I was younger. My Dad my dad is a big kind of threat breeze all the big American crime office and I remember the get that again. It's I remember picking up because I was on holiday and I ran. We ran out two books and I picked up a Ro Robert Ludlum book and I absolutely loved and for years it was the Sigma Protocol and it was one of my favorite books because it had this kind of I was so gripped by the narrative but also had this kind of the end of real big moral question kind of about ethics and I just found really fascinating but then I didn't pick up another one. So it's it's. It's a bit strange so I don't really know why because the ones I have read. I have enjoyed that. I think I also haven't I work in publishing and a low of my reading is dictated by what I work on. Haven't actually worked with any modern crime. Rights is so I don't know yeah. It's not that I haven't enjoyed them. I just think it's interesting like what we bookshop. What we go towards. Because it's what we see ourselves. I'm like I didn't really see myself as a crime rate even though I've read crime is that thing of like what settles in your head and doesn't right if you were going to pick up the next crime book. Let's find one for eight. What would you be looking for in a crime free Even the book. Yeah gives you elements and we'll diagnose. Okay will somewhere with a real sense of place that I can kind of stand on this because we're not going anywhere right now that we need some vivid sensitive travel escape my falls something historical but maybe more kind of twentieth century historical and something. I do think that raises questions. It makes you think differently about something so I kind of like moral ambiguity in well. I have three suggestions for you. If people are sort of struggling to find their way into genre I sometimes think it's helpful to have sort of stepping stone books. That kind of are not necessarily crime but crime adjacent and a book which I firmly believe is part of the psychological thriller Genre and I would probably be one of the best but isn't usually shoved as that regard it is that is Rebecca by definitely Maury Which I think has the amazing sense of place that you're after Obviously it also literary classics. So it's just a really good book to have read if what is adjusted in literary fiction because it's the touchstone for a lot of kind of literary fiction as well as a lot of crime fiction Another book which again is kind of Paul of the Classic Crime Cannon and I think has the kind of moral questioning and ambiguity. That may be talking about Would be the time. Mister Ripley by Patricia Highsmith She is just wonderful writer full stop. She writes very sparsely. She's amazing at creating character. She plunged irritate and it is a crime novel. You're kind of trying to figure out what's happening whether Ripley's GonNa get caught. But she sort of puts you on the opposite side most crime because you're in Ripley skin and you're rooting for him. Even as he's doing terrible terrible things but you also kind of at the same time want justice to catch up with him but in terms of Morton book which I think takes away your boxes including the historical one. I would highly recommend Alabama cheese Series which is set in the Indian raw and has to fantastic Cactus at the center of it. There's some who's an English man who's been kind of Dropped into colonial India in sort of Typically kind of bossing the locals around and then as he's kind of second in command and sidekicks the not who's an Indian And it's just it's brilliantly done and it tackles some really big questions alongside each time. A really cracking mystery in terms of you. WanNa find out whodunit. You WanNa you the detectives to solve it. You want everyone to be bang to rights but he's really grappling with big twentieth century. Questions that estill dogging us today in terms of the fact that we don't have solutions. These are still things the Iraqi going in the news today. I'm they're just cracking a good races
"agatha christie" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know
"When Josh Chuck we're big racists at the beginning you know it's true but just wait for twenty years from now there'll be like I can't believe we talk. Those guys were ages bastards. You know probably so. There's one other thing I want to say too. So when she lived through World War Two Agatha Christie was worried that she's going to die in the bombing blitz of Great Britain and she really wanted Hercule Poirot and Jay Marples to have a final case. So she wrote a book for each of them One is called curtain. That's poor rose from final book and the other is sleeping murder That is marples final case and In it just kind of explains what happened. My belief poor road dies. Marples just retires but when she survived World War Two. She was like well. I don't I'm not ready for these guys to be retired yet. So she kept those books and had them posthumously published and they were in the seventies and when her Hercule Poirot rose last book came out and he died The New York Times ran a front page obituary for him. The only fictional character to have that honor bestowed on them. That's crazy isn't it? Yeah and also very cool good idea to write those books early on just in case because you never know yeah besides the bombing thing. I mean she could. She could walk off a ledge or get hit by a bus or die of natural causes early. Like you never know. And then you've got this legacy cemented right pretty smart. Have you ever seen one last thing? Have you ever seen murder by death? I know I've asked you before I have that DVD sitting on my desk. Well that's amazing that you have that on your desk and you wait. Is it on your desk at work place. I was GONNA say watch tonight. But don't watch it tonight. wait until everything clears no. It's a spoof actually detective books of like Charlie chained in Agatha Christie and Sam Spade and all that that she helped you know Kinda create but it's actually like a complaint from fans of mystery mysteries it's wonderful book trimming movie Truman. Capote's in it David Niven Peter Peter Falk A lot of people James Cromwell as a younger man. James Coco is Hercule Poirot. It's his great. You'RE GONNA love him so I guess we should say that she did. I eventually Five years or three years after I met her in nineteen seventy six at the age of eighty five at her home in Oxfordshire Oxfordshire and it was natural causes. Not Poison know her. Last words were good to meet you. Chuck anything else. I do not have anything else. Well friends that is Agatha Christie. If you I know more about the Christie Start Reading Agatha Christie Books Agatha Christie like three or four times. It's time for listener main part. I'm going to call this letter from a kid because we love reading these letters from kids. Hey Guys I've been listening to your podcast for about eight months now and I'd like to say I am a huge fan This is Emmett. He's ten years old. Oh yeah love this email. My Dad is even more of a fan of you guys than me. And he told me about your podcast. I am a huge fan of the Atlanta Falcons and pretty much everything. Atlanta related including your podcast. Which is weird because I live in Iowa. I love it. It is a little weird though. Emma you're right I love how self aware this guy I think you know when you grow up in a place like Iowa now professional sports you You know you do that thing where you just pick out a team in a city. Yeah you're like the Bay city rollers you. Throw a dart at a map and go with it. That's right now I'm really worried. There's a professional team in Iowa but there is not there is no there are none right. No need to double check. I've been listening to your podcast. A ton during this corona virus outbreak. To keep me from going crazy and it's worked. My birthday is actually coming up. So I'll not be able to see my friends or even have a party. It would be totally awesome and make my year. P. Said Happy Birthday to me but I WANNA bet you won't read this on the air that Sinn..
"agatha christie" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know
"She really catapulted later on because she moved some of these more exotic locales but one of the things that cemented her legend as a mystery writer in addition to all of the workshop did in addition to a prolific nece and her extreme talent at this formula that she had worked out was Would still today is considered an unsolved mystery? In fact there was featured on a nineteen ninety-four episode of unsolved mysteries Which I just randomly happened to see recently and She disappeared. There's a whole sub plot tag at the Christie's life that was really surprising especially compared to how boring and normal and just kind of plotting with these instead of tease. Her normal life was the fact that she has this grand mystery. Plunk down in the middle of it is is pretty impressive. Yeah it's it's Here's the here's the back story She and Archie were not meant to be together as it turns out revealed that he was having an affair With a lady named Nancy Neal was a friend of the family and obviously that was the end of their marriage. So at the end of nineteen twenty. Six They decided they were going to take a trip together. A weekend or Archie went to be with his friends instead. And then she vanished into seemingly thin air They found her car near rock quarry with her coat and her driver's license. Their and no- Agatha Christie. No in her car wasn't just near the rock quarry according to some reports like one of the wheels hanging over the edge of this cliff and still spinning right So but she was gone she. They couldn't find her. And so within a couple of days this massive search depending on who you ask in depending on when you ask them ten like ten thousand plus people were searching for probably more likely couple thousand which is still really remarkable for this tiny little area in the southwest of England At the time in one thousand nine hundred eighty six So that really kind of demonstrates she was already a well known writer. She wasn't legendary yet. But this is disappearances the mechanism by which she becomes legendary. I think and this goes on for a good week. I believe right. When did she disappear? December what I think December third is when they were going to take that trip so she was going almost two weeks in a bygone? We mean just vanished. She left behind that car. She left behind the driver's license for like you said she was gone. Her husband had come came to be known to have asked for divorce already so people were like well did he bumper off and she's a mystery writer known for generating stuff like this so even at the time. Some people were like. Is this a publicity stunt. Because it's a pretty good one if it is sure it worked In those a band at this place called the Swan Hydropower Ethic Hotel in Yorkshire which Kind of just sounds like a bit of a Kellogg brothers type of joint. Have you seen a cure for wellness? Well we we talked about that in that podcast did we. I can't remember if you've seen it. I'd never saw it have you yet. I still have not seen it. Hey Miss that much but it is pretty interesting. It's quits worth seeing at least once. I might check it out but any rate they had a band here because what Hydro Pathak. Hotel does not have a house band and they came forward and said hey that's Agatha Christie lady. She's been staying here for a week. She's been in the Electric Light. Bath Cabinet and getting a yogurt animas and having a grand old time so they went to the cops and the cops went to the lead detective and said no no. No she's been murdered and we're trying to find out the killer. I'm sure of it eventually. This detective said well let me tell her husband and husband. Archie went out to check it out on the fourteenth of December. There she was. She was in seclusion and That was sort of the end of this mystery. It wasn't so much a mystery You know she by all accounts seemed like she went there because she had thought about or maybe tried to drive her car into that quarry in and kill herself because she was upset about her marriage. Ending Yeah And then it didn't happen and she just kind of goes on a walkin ends up at this place may or may not have invented an Asia story or may have actually happened to some degree. She didn't talk about a lot so we don't really know exactly what went down with the Amnesia. She said that so two years later she gave an interview with the Daily Mail. Apparently explained the Amnesia by saying she hit her head on the steering wheel but in the same interview. She says that she'd let go of the steering wheel so she basically said like I attempted suicide and it didn't work out a hit my head on the steering wheel and I wandered off and I had Amnesia but the the they think that it's just a family cover story to save face the same. Nesia story and that really. She had attempted to take her life and Hadn't succeeded in now regretted it And was embarrassed by all of this because the idea that there were thousands of people looking for I think it probably never crossed her mind when she wandered away from her car. Now and that remember she was very shy person so this all this attention was very very hard honor so the the family just came up with this cover story that she had amnesia. So don't even bother asking and Archie and she stayed together for another year or so and then their divorce finally became finalized in nineteen twenty eight. Yes so she didn't even mention this in her autobiography. Which Kinda says all you need to know about how much she liked to talk about. This right We should say there was one other thing that did this to. It wasn't just Artie asking for a divorce. He asked for a divorce a few months after her. Mother died and Agatha Christie's mother was beloved to her. She worshiped her mother. She thought she was wonderful. Her mother was the parent that was there for her while she was a kid and raised her It was just a very interesting person. It sounds like Sushi died. Archie asks for a divorce a few months later and then this whole mysterious disappearance happened. That's right and then one last thing. I read the at the Swan Hydro Hotel. She was actually playing cards and chatting with other guests about this mysterious disappearance that was in all of the newspapers and none of the other guests recognized her. It was those band members that you mentioned interesting. I thought so too man. So that's everything. I learned from unsolved mysteries. Should we take a break? Finally all right let's Let's take our final break and we'll talk a little bit more about her later. Life and further success..
"agatha christie" Discussed on Stuff You Should Know
"I confused that with Snow Piercer. I think I've seen both but I can't remember which one's which they're kind of very similar but Bussan IS ZOMBIES ON. A train Korean film. No then I think I'd just seen snow piercer. You should check out trying to Basan it if you think you've seen it all with Zombie Genre. Then think again do that saying something. Because that's that John Ras gotten a little Tired Day Oh hey let me ask you this have you seen. I know you've seen you had to have ozark. Oh sure I'm just started it. Yeah I'm a couple of episodes into the latest season. Okay Yeah you mean. I started at season one. And I'm like all I WANNA do is sit around and watch ozark. It's amazing Yeah I love it. That's like Hartwell you know. Oh no I didn't know that. Yeah Smart I've tried to get Bateman and Laura Linney on movie crush. It's always thank you know. Oh Yeah Yeah. Hey you're getting responses. That's that's a big step forward. It's nice to be told now and just not a yard. Yeah right all right. So you've got your setting With Agatha Christie. She did include her travels in some of her later novels when they became like Super Popular. But it was still not like a globe-trotting like James Bond kind of thing. No that's that's the point. So like in a espionage thriller. Something locales are all over the place and you know the characters constantly moving In these cozy thrillers. Like even if they're in an exotic locale They're still set in a small part of that exotic locale. That's right you got your suspects. They are Questioned by detective. They usually all have a motive. They usually all have the means. Because everyone you know in a great novel like this everyone's gotta be a suspect from the beginning and then you can kinda quickly whittle or slowly whittled that list down right. And here's the thing what I was saying with the With the the kind of mystery that Agatha Christie wrote and really established you are part of the mystery like. You're either the Investigator the detective has an assistant that they explain things to very much like Sherlock Holmes and Watson sure or if the detective is working solo say like Miss Marple Miss Marples might write a list of suspects and their motives and little clues down as part of the narration. And your your lead in every step of the way so. You're hard of this working toward solving the mystery. And has it's very frequently put it kind of puts you in a competition with author to see if you can figure out who who done it before the end of the book. Yeah I mean that. Goes BACK TO ENCYCLOPEDIA Brown. The whole point is to try and figure that stuff out man. I love those. Those are so great encyclopedia Brown. I remember he busted one dumb kid who did something bad. I can't remember The bugs meany. Oh man good memory. It may have been bugs. Meany was he kind of a big dumb. Oh food like beat up on chipmunks I think so okay. He busted bugs once because bugs had tears coming out of the the outside corners of his eyes freakazoids rather than inside corners. That's good but see the great thing about those books is at a twelve year old. Doesn't really necessarily always pick up on those clues. Oh I did. I was at that grade. I'd be curious to see if they would stop me now. No I mean specifically with the outside of the eye thing but yeah no. I'm sure there are plenty that I missed but she cried when you were boy. I knew staring in the mirror and so then the end to wrap up the little genre sort of summary. You've got this great ending usually where everyone's gathered together and the detective kind of walks. Everyone through the big reveal of exactly. How the killer did it right And in her case she did not Like when the killer is revealed they didn't turn around and shoot them in the face like it's usually pretty non violent. They would be wrestled to the ground or arrested or maybe they might run away and you hear later that they had killed themselves or something like that sure. There was rarely a grand finale where they would be pressed to death in front of a crowd who needs it so that I mean that's it like Bing Bang boom. That was when you started on page one of Agatha Christie novel. You knew exactly how everything was going to play out. And then one of the other things is because the sing with so formulaic. There was also room for this for the author to kind of play with you. The reader In in using things like bluffs in red herring out sure think are basically the same thing but the idea is that so the author in this case. Agatha Christie would say something like You know early on in the book a suspect would come running out of the house looking shaken and Pale and You the reader would be like well. That's just way too obvious. She's not going to name. She's not going to point out who the murderer is at. The beginning of the book can disregard that person or this very obvious clue or something like that. Those kind of part of the interplay between author and reader but then it could go even deeper to where she would say something like well. I know that you think that this is too obvious. I'm GONNA actually make this the actual murderer which she did in some cases which was like a double bluff apparently could just keep going on and on and on but it was this kind of Wrestling match or maybe slap fight between Agatha Christie and you her reader which made the whole thing all the more delight that's right and she takes great pains to point out that she did not invent this genre There were people like Arthur Conan. Doyle obviously po before her that sort of establish some of these rules but she was very popular. She's very good at what she did She wrote about what she knew. And we'll we'll talk about her life coming up in a little bit but these manor houses in these estates and these English villages and even the exotic locales And these train trips and things were things that she actually experienced and you know a lot of people are great at making stuff up. A lot of people are great about writing what they know and it seems like. She was really great at writing what she knew. Yeah and I for some reason either. It was the time or maybe because of her. I'm not sure it was kind of a chicken or the egg thing but she happened to write about stuff that a lot of people wanted to read about these small you know English villages and you know quaint mannerisms of the upper middle and upper class English society Set in this period of time that in for some reason to just captured everybody's attention and apparently when she started expanding I think after World War Two To some slightly more exotic locales like Egypt or Mesopotamia. You know For like a death on the Nile was very famous when during this time or the Orient Express That really catapulted her into superstardom international superstardom. Too Yeah I don't have a super firm read on the history of literature but I get the idea that this is sort of aligned with the beginnings of poplar it And like I call it. The beach book I don't know if there had been a ton of stuff like this. That was just sort of pure comfort food and entertainment up to this point. Yeah I'm not sure either. I know nothing that I'm familiar with. I can say but there were very entertaining books. They were humorous. A very dark sense of humor. Great Dialogue All these Verbal joust between the detectives and the suspects is really key to Genera. Something Nice out did really really well. That was one of my favorite scripts the year. Maybe my favorite script. Wow but Just really really good sharp writing and it's no Sort of no accident that she became so hugely popular. No and that's something like if you're not really familiar with Agatha Christie and you just Kinda look up in passing one of the things you'll be confronted with. Is that a lot of people. A lot of critics say she was a hack and When what they're talking about is that formula that she followed to almost like a a soul ously rational degree like that was the formula. That's what she followed But that really misses like the fact that she had a really great eye for detail in the dialogue like you were saying she was a good writer and she could just crank workout. I think during the decade of the Twenty S. She wrote a book a year. A might have even become more prolific later on in the thirties and forties to yet and she She was a business person. You know Mike. There's nothing wrong with saying. Wow people love this stuff and they sell a lot and Although it took a while for that to happen as we'll see but there's there's nothing wrong with any of that. I think people that call our hack can fly. Yeah go fly with extreme prejudice. Should we take a break? I think so man will come back and talk about her life. Great.
A Spy in the Desert
"So this I'm joined in my studio right now. By the most vigilant defender of Knightdale end of literature. Please welcome to the air. Sixteen year old to Mika. Flynn hi no. You must be learned that. There's a dangerous spy spy on the loose. Of course it's not safe to have an interloper learning our secret. What could they learn? That would hurt us. Oh lots of stuff. What if they start uncovering covering all the plot twists of our favorite novels like murder on the Orient Express? Agatha Christie's brilliant who done it. What if they read ahead and learned that the murderer murderer turns out spoilers? I'm just teasing. That book doesn't doesn't even have an ending. It's the only murder Agatha could never solve but a learning secrets can be harmful like one time. I was waiting in line at midnight for the release of the Sixth Harry Potter Book. And some jerk drove by shouted Sniping Dumbledore Bowl Oh featured prominently in the new novel really. I've never read the six book. Oh I've only read the third on the seventh so now the whole experience ruined well if it makes you feel any better I chased that fool down and I punched him until his bruises is is spelled out. Don't mess with puff but I do have a plan to catch just this spy I'll disguise myself as the MINK and then I'll walk around town into live find someone that's dressed exactly like me and then I'll grab them and I whisper that famous and then I'll grab them shout shout at them and I'll say you want to spoil early ending the books Powell. Why don't you try? Stephen King's it. That whole ending is terrible. Oh come on. I'd like the ending of the it really. It just turns out to be the friends we made along the way you view Nice now anyway to make you know I have a question. How are you going to disguise herself as the mink when nobody knows what? The mink actually looks like Budig Nick. Fine then Oh. I'll dress up as a Manila folder. With a top secret stamp on it and then when someone tries to take me out grab them in whisper that famous movie speech. I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. I I don't have any money but what I do have are very particular set of skills skills that I acquired through reading reading. Would you list of book recommendations here are a few. I think you enjoy. Yes Oh man. That is my favorite scene from say anything when John Cusak holds that boombox above his head outside the terrorists headquarters. I mean and so good yes no way. The MINK is a real threat and they are interested in learning far more than just book. Spoilers orders I mean you in particular might be in danger to Mika seasonal. I'm sixteen years old. I know everything there is to know about taking taking care of myself but listen if you catch the MINK. Bring them here to the studio because I need to have a moment. Want to rough him up. Yeah like I'll pin them down. And then you take this copy of Honda Janaka little life and just like this book made me cry now. It's making you cry sucker. Sure something something like that Well I think I'm off to get that me all right. Thank you be safe to me complain. Everyone
"agatha christie" Discussed on Today in True Crime
"Now back to the story on December Fourteenth Anthony Nineteen Twenty six thirty six year old? Agatha Christie was discovered at the Swan Hotel Spa in Yorkshire after an eleven day. Disappearance Agatha had no recollection of where she'd been for the last week and a half her husband. Archie was baffled by how oh his wife was able to afford her. Stay at the Swan. Being checked into a SPA hotel came with a slew of charges. All of which she had paid Upfront Front Agatha offered no explanation and there was no proof. She had cashed any checks to cover her expenses since her disappearance though he was curious. Archie didn't push her to answer Agatha eventually warmed to her husband and agreed to leave the night she was discovered. Hordes of Londoners gathered at King's cross station Ogling to see Agatha and her husband as they traveled leveled back home naturally. The public was eager to know the details of why she vanished but Agatha remained quiet she had no oh explanation for why she hadn't recognized her face in the newspapers before she was found one possible reason for her disappearance. According according to writer Andrew Norman was emotional trauma citing arches affair and her mother's recent passing. Norman speculated these events could have led to temporary amnesia..
"agatha christie" Discussed on Encyclopedia Womannica
"This is no ordinary train. This is Agatha Christie's most perfect crime Orient Express hello from wonder media network. I'm Jenny Kaplan and this is encyclopedia Britannica today. We're talking about the Grande Dame of the English Donnette J._K.. rollings of selling in books before there is a J._k.. rollings please meet our dreamer of the day the Queen of Crime Agatha Christie Agatha was born in eighteen. Eighteen ninety in the seaside town of Turkey in Devon England. She was the youngest of three children born into an upper middle class home. Agatha's father Frederick was an American stockbroker and her irish-born Mother Clara took care of the House House and her children's early education after her father's sudden death when Agatha was eleven the family's financial situation became more precarious and Agatha was sent to Paris to complete her education. When she completed finishing school Agatha returned to England only start a months long tour of the Middle East with her mother while traveling Agatha tried her hand at writing short stories and an early novel but wasn't able to get anything published? She did however meet meet her future husband Archie Christie while in Cairo. They got married right before the outbreak of World War One during the war archie was sent to France to fight the Germans. We'll Agatha returned home to England. She worked as a nurse. Yes and then eventually a chemist's assistant on the home front as the war raged across the channel. Agatha started writing detective fiction in her downtime. She'd always loved mystery novels particularly the works of Wilkie Collins and Sir Arthur Arthur CONAN doyle so it was a natural fit Agatha's first novel the mysterious affair at Styles was published in nineteen twenty. Her debut work introduced the world to the iconic Hercule Paro Agatha's eccentric an egoistic Belgian detective with the little grey cells and a perfectly quaffed moustache lobby little throng frog. I am a bloody legal Belgian about agenda Perot appeared in about twenty five novels and many short stories. The elderly village Spinster Miss Jane Marple Agatha's other iconic detective first appeared in her novel murder at the vicarage. Bridge in one thousand nine hundred thirty Agatha's first major literary success came with the publication of her novel. The murder of Roger Ackroyd in nineteen twenty six it was met with massive international acclaim and became an immediate bestseller her no spoilers but suffice it to say that the murder of Roger Ackroyd is an ingenious and innovative who done it that still manages to amaze that same year nineteen twenty six Agatha's mother died and her husband requested a divorce in order to marry his mistress right after archie asked for the divorce Agatha disappeared it was a legendary and frankly very strange incident that Agatha never fully explained. And like the plot of one of her novels she told her maid that she was taking a drive to Newcastle and then vanished leaving her empty car on the side of the road with no clue as to her whereabouts the public outcry was enormous. The story story was highly publicized and the public closely followed updates in the newspapers. It even made the front page of the New York Times after several days Agatha was found registered in a small hotel under the name of her husband's mistress though unlucky in love during her first marriage Agatha had much better luck the second time around when she married archaeologist Max Mallon in nineteen thirty Agatha went onto write some seventy five novels that almost always made the bestseller list not to mention quite a few popular volumes of short stories her works include mystery classics like and then there were none murder on the Orient Express and why didn't they ask Evans. Agatha also wrote a number of very well received plays her most famous. The mouse trap set a world record for the longest continuous run at one theater more than twenty one years. How many years would you give the mouse trap yet? I live in fact the prophesy I will sit coming next year. He has never has in acknowledgement of her incredible. Literary career. Agatha was promoted to dame commander of the order of the British Empire in Nineteen seventy-one Dame Agatha Christie died on January twelfth nineteen seventy six at the age of eighty five from natural causes with roughly three billion copies of her novels sold translated it into more than one hundred and three languages Guinness World Records lists her as the bestselling novelist of all time her wonderful who done it's continue to delight audiences today. We're taking a break.
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