When JJ over at The Invisible Event blog invited me to talk about Agatha Christie and styles, I naturally assumed that he had, finally, truly realized the importance of clothes in Christie, and wanted to hear my thoughts on women in trousers and pink evening gowns. She is the most-featured author on my blog, by a long way - you can see the evidence of my obsession in this list.
Well it turned out he wanted to talk about The Mysterious Affair at Styles, Christie's first book, which was published 100 years ago this year. And luckily my obsession is really with Christie, rather than just the clothes, so this was equally acceptable to me. (I have, of course, done a post on the book in the past.)
So JJ, and Brad Friedman of the Ah Sweet Mystery blog, and I sat down to discuss the book over Zoom, and had the best time. My contention is that you never want to hear that, that I am always suspicious of entertainments where the participants had 'the best fun'. That's not what you're there for, I want to say in my judge-y way. By those standards, this podcast should be terrible, we had such a good time. But it's not, in all modesty. It's great.
So, enjoy - and thanks to JJ for all the hard work, and both Brad and JJ for being such great people to talk to about the sainted Agatha. We have to do it again...