Agatha Christie Once Denied Damehood

Written by Brandon Williams on Sunday, October 7th, 2012

It has been revealed that Agatha Christie was denied damehood in the 50’s because her work was “too lowbrow” for the prestigious honour. At the time, it was thought that she was “not worth more than the CBE.”


London’s Agatha Christie Memorial Gets Go-Ahead

Written by Jenny Brady on Saturday, August 11th, 2012

A London memorial to the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie, has been given the go ahead. The statue will be sculpted by Ben Twiston-Davies and will be placed in Covent Garden, between Great Newport Street and Cranbourn Street in the heart of London’s theatreland. The bronze statue has been commissioned by The Mousetrap play’s producer […]


Agatha’s “Crooked House” To Get Film Adaptation

Written by Julie Vegas on Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has acquired the rights in the United States, Canada and other international territories to the Agatha Christie novel Crooked House.


18 Agatha Christie Books Sell For £20K

Written by Ella Thomson on Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Kidson-Trigg Auctioneers has sold 18 first-edition novels by classic English author Agatha Christie for a staggering £20,000 (approx. $32,200 USD). The books belonged to Agatha’s assistant Charlotte Fisher.


Agatha Christie Letters To Be Published

Written by Jenny Brady on Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Never-before-seen letters by legendary English mystery author Agatha Christie will soon see the light of the day for the first time ever.


Suchet To Say Goodbye To Poirot

Written by Dan Malone on Thursday, April 12th, 2012

David Suchet, best known for playing Hercule Poirot, has said that next year may be his last playing the Belgian detective. He has been playing the part since 1989. Suchet will have participated in adaptations of every Poirot novel and 50 of the 51 short stories the character appears in.


New Owners of Agatha Christie Estate… Again!

Written by Ella Thomson on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

RLJ has signed to purchased video distribution companies Image Entertainment and Acorn Media Group to create the LA-based RLJ Entertainment. The company will trade on Nasdaq. Just last month, the Acorn Media Group purchased a 64% share in Agatha Christie’s literary estate. They now own 40 made-for-TV movies, 19 plays and over 80 novels. They […]


Classic Media Acquires Rights to Noddy

Written by Dan Malone on Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Classic Media has secured the rights to Noddy, the popular British children’s character created in 1949 by Enid Blyton. Noddy joins such properties as Lassie, Where’s Waldo and Postman Pat. Classic Media purchased the property from Chorion.


Amazon Announces Top 10 UK Kindle Authors

Written by Dan Malone on Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Amazon UK has announced that Lee Child is the most successful author of Kindle books. Amazon UK has released a list of the top 10 bestselling authors, which Lee Child (author of the Jack Reacher novels) sits on top of.


Acorn Purchases Majority Stake in Agatha Christie Estate

Written by Julie Vegas on Thursday, March 1st, 2012

The Acorn Media Group has purchased a majority stake in Agatha Christie’s literacy estate.