Mystery Lover

Nov. 15, 2008
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By some accounts Agatha Christie was the best selling author of the last century and her murder mysteries have often been adopted into movies and television shows.

Agatha Christie: Mystery Lovers Collection is a nice sampler culling from recent British TV productions. Included are one episode from the superb Hercule Poirot series starring the incomparable David Suchet; one from the stylish but campy 21st century adaptation of Miss Marple (featuring a slightly batty Geraldine McEwan); a couple episodes of a charming 1980s series set in the Roaring Twenties called Tommy & Tuppence; and an odd one-off, The Pale Horse, adapted from a late Christie novel and staged in 60s Swinging London.

The episodes featuring Poirot, Miss Marple and Tommy & Tuppence are taken from larger DVD box sets devoted to those popular sleuths. As a stand-alone production, The Pale Horse is harder to come by on video. Agatha Christie: Mystery Lovers Collection is a good stocking stuffer for a season when retreat from the worlds harsher realities into a more comforting realm of mayhem sounds just right.


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