Gal Gadot to Star in Agatha Christie’s ‘Death on the Nile’

Gal Gadot to Star in Agatha Christie’s ‘Death on the Nile’

Wonder Woman actor Gal Gadot is set to star in the new movie adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile, directed by Kenneth Branagh. Gadot is still shooting Wonder Woman 1984 but is the first confirmed member of the cast. The project was created after the success of Branagh’s adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express which grossed $352.8 million worldwide.    Christie’s sequel to Orient Express sees Detective Hercule Poirot return with the challenge of investigating another murder. However, this murder does not take place on a train but on a cruise down the River Nile in Egypt.    Judy Hofflund, Ridley Scott, …

10 Agatha Christie Quotes to Enlighten You

10 Agatha Christie Quotes to Enlighten You

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The Queen of Mystery, Agatha Christie, is one of the most significant authors in literary history and by far one of my favorite writers. With best-selling novels like And Then There Were None and Murder on the Orient Express, Christie has managed to enchant millions of readers through her shocking plots and memorable characters.     Through her incredible writing, Christie has delivered some very important life lessons, such as walking through life with an air of questioning and not taking things (or people) at face value. Perhaps, however, the most important lessons learned through Christie’s writing are the small …

J.K. Rowling Included on List of 100 Essential Books by Female Writers

J.K. Rowling Included on List of 100 Essential Books by Female Writers

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If you haven’t heard yet, J.K. Rowling is one of the most influential and essential female authors around.   While we all knew she was an incredible force, her significance in the literary world was further recognized after her third novel in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, was named among the 100 essential books by female writers from the past 100 years.     Image Via Jim Kay/Bloomsbury   The list was presented by the Hay Festival in recognition of its annual literary and arts celebration which honors the female writers whose written works …

Crack the Case of the Mysterious Agatha Christie with This Thrilling Biography

Crack the Case of the Mysterious Agatha Christie with This Thrilling Biography

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As a child, I was a huge fan of the Nancy Drew books by Caroline Keene. I would devour those books one after another, and once I outgrew reading about Nancy and her friends’ exploits I feared that I would have to let my love for mystery novels fade away —until I discovered Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None. I remember realizing that Agatha Christie was to my adulthood what Caroline Keene had been to my childhood. Once I finished that standalone novel, I became enamored with Christie’s Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot; Poirot with his famous mustaches and his ability to …

14 Shocking Facts About Agatha Christie

14 Shocking Facts About Agatha Christie

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Known as the ‘Queen of Mystery’ Agatha Christie’s iconic murder mysteries have haunted readers for decades, with over 2 billion books sold worldwide. Responsible for creating some of the most iconic characters and stories, including mystery detective Hercule Poirot, the legacy of this British novelist is unparalleled.   The best-selling novelist of all-time has defined the mystery genre through her mysterious, bizarre, and shocking storylines. Her memorable characters are only rivaled by the Christie’s own unforgettable backstory. Here are fourteen facts about Agatha Christie that are downright shocking, bizarre, utterly entertaining.   1. Her first novel was inspired by a …