Agatha Christie: The Queen of Crime

Agatha Christie black and white photoLegendary mystery novelist Agatha Christie is the best-selling author of all time. Her 66 detective novels and dozens of short stories and plays, many featuring legendary sleuths Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, have dazzled readers for nearly a century. In this new series, we take a deeper look into the life and work of Agatha Christie. Call 330-343-6123 to register for individual programs.


Movie Night: The Mystery of Agatha Christie with David Suchet

Monday, October 16 at 6:30 PM

In this showing of the classic PBS documentary featuring acclaimed actor David Suchet, we explore the close links between Christie’s extraordinary life and her work and discover just what it is about this woman from a small seaside town that allowed her to become the bestselling murder mystery writer in history.

Book Discussion: And Then There Were None

Tuesday, October 17 at 6:30 PM

Join us as we discuss one of the most famous and beloved mysteries ever written. Ten strangers are lured to an isolated island mansion off the Devon coast by a mysterious “U. N. Owen.”   At dinner, a recorded message accuses each of them in turn of having a guilty secret, and by the end of the night one of the guests is dead. Stranded by a violent storm, they are haunted by a nursery rhyme counting down one by one as they begin to die. Which among them is the killer and will any of them survive?


Movie Night: Witness for the Prosecution (MGM, 1957)

Wednesday, October 18 at 6:30 PM

Screen legends Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich and Charles Laughton star in this “brilliantly made courtroom drama” (Film Daily) that left audiences reeling from its surprise twists and shocking climax. Directed by Billy Wilder, scripted by Wilder and Harry Kurnitz, and based on Agatha Christie’s hit London play, this splendid, one-of-a-kind classic “crackles with emotional electricity” (The New York Times) and continues to keep movie lovers riveted until the final, mesmerizing frame.


Agatha Christie and the Mystery of the Eleven Missing Days

Saturday, October 21 at 2:00 PM

In December, 1926, popular mystery writer Agatha Christie disappeared.  Was she kidnapped?  Did she commit suicide?  Was she murdered?  If so, who did it?  Her husband?  All of Great Britain hangs on every newspaper update.  Yet eleven days later, Christie is discovered alive and well at a nearby hotel.  Join Deputy Chief Inspector Kenward as he files his final report to his superiors and all mystery is cleared up. Presented by Chris Hart.


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