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26 March 2024

"Reading Christie Like a Flapper" Still Available on The Wickeds Website

"Reading Christie Like a Flapper" Still Available on The Wickeds Website

In case you missed it, on March 4, I was lucky enough to be a guest blogger on The Wickeds website. I wrote a little about the hows and whys of writing Agatha Annoted in a post called "Reading Christie Like a Flapper." 

The Wickeds are a group of six women from the New England area who write "wicked good mysteries." The authors write under the names Jessie Crockett/Jessica Ellicott/Jessica Estevao, Sherry Harris, J.A. Hennrikus/Julia Henry/Julianne Holmes, Edith Maxwell/Maddie Day, Liz Mugavero/Cate Conte, Barbara Ross. All of them are successful and prolific and they post something on The Wicked website every single day. Amazing!

One way to come up with content is to invite guest bloggers, which is how I became involved. Author Barbara Ross attended one of my "Poirot" presentations in January. She stayed after to talk and later asked if I'd like to write a blog post for The Wickeds website. Of course I said "yes!" It was great fun and a great opportunity.

If you didn't get a chance to read "Reading Christie Like a Flapper," you still can on The Wickeds website. While you're there, check out the other posts and the books these talented women have authored. 


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This website is the home of the Agatha Christie database as annotated by Kate Gingold, hence the name Agatha Annotated.

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... has been a huge fan of the works of Agatha Christie her entire adult life. Christie's vivid descriptions of picturesque English life in the early-to-mid twentieth century fascinated Kate, but many of the people and places were unfamiliar to her. A writer herself, as well as a researcher and historian with several local history books to her credit, Kate began a list of these strange words and set out to define them. Now, Christie fans like you and all those who come after will be able to fully enjoy the richness of Agatha Christie novels with their own copy of Agatha Annotated.

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