Agatha Christie

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Agatha Christie's Secret Life in Archaeology

The famous author spent 20 years with her husband on exotic excavations

(Newser) - Agatha Christie is one of the world's most famous mystery writers, but few people know of her life as an archaeologist. The novelist was married to successful archaeologist Max Mallowan, and spent two decades accompanying him to great digs around the world—settings that would often turn up in her... More »

Agatha Christie Novel May Reveal Her Alzheimer's

One of her last books shows big decline in language

(Newser) - One of Agatha Christie's last novels suggests the author had Alzheimer's, says an English professor who crunched its text in a database and compared it to earlier novels. The number of different words used dropped by an "astounding" 20%, while her use of indefinite words like "thing" or... More »

CNN, Fox News America's Most Trusted Sources

'New York Times' far down the list

(Newser) - Apparently cable news reigns supreme in America—and it's deeply partisan. In a new 60 Minutes / Vanity Fair poll, respondents named CNN and Fox News their most trusted news sources by a wide margin, with CNN in the No. 1 slot with 32% and Fox close behind with 29%.... More »

Iran Busts 'Agatha Christie Killer' for Murder Most Foul

Female serial killer says methods were inspired by murder mysteries

(Newser) - Iranian authorities have arrested a female serial killer whose methods were inspired by Agatha Christie's murder mysteries, the Guardian reports. The woman, 32, has confessed to befriending at least four elderly women at shrines, then knocking them out with drug-spiked drinks before suffocating them and stealing their valuables. Police say... More »

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