Saturday, August 21, 2010

Happy 120th Birthday to Dame Agatha Christie!
















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Barnes & Noble's Mystery Book Club 
Wishes a Happy 120th Birthday to Dame Agatha Christie!




Happy-Birthday






In September, Barnes & Noble's Mystery Book Club forum at BN.com will celebrate the 120th birthday of Dame Agatha Christie (15 September 1890 –12 January 1976) all month with guest blogs by authors and others in the mystery world. Many of the authors will visit on the day their blogs are posted.

Here are some of the people who will be blogging:


  • KATE STINE, Editor-in-Chief, Mystery Scene Magazine

  • BRIAN SKUPIN, Co-Publisher and Webmaster, Mystery Scene Magazine

  • JEFFREY MARKS, Contributing Editor to Mystery Scene Magazine; Edgar, Agatha, Anthony, Macavity, and Maxwell-nominated writer, anthologist, and biographer

  • LYDIA STONE and MATT NEWBURY, organizers of the AGATHA CHRISTIE FESTIVAL in Torquay, England will blog about this upcoming event. Julia McKenzie, the current Miss Marple, will be visiting the festival this year.
  • CAROLYN HART, Agatha Award winning, best selling author of the Death on Demand mysteries (including THE CHRISTIE CAPER), her new Bailey Ruth Raeburn series and the Pulitzer-nominated LETTER FROM HOME

  • KATHERINE HALL PAGE, Agatha Award winning author of the Faith Fairchild mysteries (including THE BODY IN THE IVY, her Agatha Award winning homage to Christie) and her new cookbook, FAITH IN THE KITCHEN

  • KARIN SLAUGHTER - International best selling author of BROKEN, UNDONE, TRIPTYCH, FRACTURED, BEYOND REACH, FAITHLESS and INDELIBLE
  • JANET RUDOLPH, founder and director of Mystery Readers International, writer/producer for Murder on the Menu, editor of the Mystery Readers Journal, columnist and blogger at Dying for Chocolate and Mystery Fanfare

  • JENNIFER CRUSIE, New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today bestselling author of MAYBE NEXT TIME, TELL ME LIES, WHAT THE LADY WANTS, BET ME and the upcoming Liz Danger mystery series.

  • CARLA NEGGERS, New York Times best selling romantic suspense author of COLD PURSUIT, COLD RIVER, COLD DAWN, THE WIDOW, THE ANGEL, THE MIST, THE WHISPER and many more.

  • MEREDITH COLE, Agatha Award nominated author of POSED FOR MURDER and DEAD IN THE WATER and winner of the St. Martin’s Press/Malice Domestic best traditional first mystery contest 

  • HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN, reporter for a Boston NBC news affiliate, recipient of 26 Emmy awards, Anthony and Macavity Award nominated, Agatha Award winning author of PRIME TIME, FACE TIME, AIR TIME and DRIVE TIME

  • JOANNA CARL/EVE SANDSTROM - Two authors occupying the same body, both writing mysteries. THE CHOCOLATE PIRATE PLOT comes out this fall.

  • DEANNA RAYBOURN - Rita-award winning author of SILENT IN THE GRAVE, SILENT IN THE SANCTUARY, SILENT ON THE MOOR and THE DEAD TRAVEL FAST 

  • DOROTHY MCFALLS/DOROTHY ST. JAMES - Book one of her three-book series for Berkley Prime Crime, THE WHITE HOUSE GARDENER MYSTERIES, is tentatively scheduled for release in May 2011.

  • JANE K. CLELAND - Author of the Josie Prescott Antiques mysteries, including KILLER KEEPSAKES, ANTIQUES TO DIE FOR and her latest, SILENT AUCTION

  • W.S. GAGER - Author of A CASE OF INFATUATION and A CASE OF ACCIDENTAL INTERSECTION

  • JEANNE ADAMS - Romantic suspense author of DARK AND DEADLY, DARK AND DANGEROUS and her new release, DEADLY LITTLE SECRETS
  • MIRANDA JAMES - Author of MURDER PAST DUE, a Cat in the Stacks Mystery
  • HILARY DAVIDSON - Author of THE DAMAGE DONE and "Insatiable," winner of the 2010 Spinetingler Award for Best Short Story, as well as 18 non-fiction books 
  • LOIS WINSTON - Author of the Anastasia Pollack crafting mysteries; ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY GLUE GUN will be released in January 2011
  • G.M. MALLIET - Agatha Award-winning author of DEATH OF A COZY WRITER, DEATH AND THE LIT CHICK and DEATH AT THE ALMA MATER.

  • CATHLEEN ROSS - Author of DIRTY SEXY MURDER


I'll be adding to this list with more names, and later with dates and blog topics. Check back for more details!




6 comments:

Meredith Cole said...

Happy Birthday Agatha!

I look forward to reading everyone's blogs about her.

Becke Davis said...

Thanks, Meredith - I'm so glad you'll be joining us!

William and Anna Patterson said...

Thanks for sharing this with me on Facebook. Checking out your blog site and love it.

Becke Davis said...

Hi Anna! (William,too!) Thanks so much for checking this out! Tomorrow our Christie celebration starts at BN.com's Mystery Book Club. I'm very excited about it!

G.M. Malliet said...

What a line-up! I'm really looking forward to reading these postings for the Christie celebration.

Becke Davis said...

Thanks, G.M.- I'm so glad you'll be joining us!