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From a Cornucopia of Christie to a Dead Boy Detectives Switcheroo
Plus a man who loves books a little too much
Hello mystery fans,
Happy July! The heart of summer is upon us. And the heat. I’m so glad the humidity where I live now is low. I grew up in the south, where walking outside in July was like trying to move through a sweaty, gloopy dish of gelatin. Here’s hoping you’re somewhere with either kick-butt AC or a strong summer breeze.
On we go. I’ve got a great link roundup for you below. And, quick reminder, you can find more mystery related content at @moremysteryplease on Instagram.
CHRISTIE, CHRISTIE, CHRISTIE…
There’s tons of fun coming up for fans of the Queen of Crime over the next few months.
First up, the International Agatha Christie festival is happening September 8 -17, 2023 in Devon.
On the video game front, two new cases arrive for Poirot to solve. If you played Hercule Poirot: The First Cases and loved it, be sure to check both out, First up is Hercule Poirot: The London Case, arriving on August 29, 2023. Next, look for Agatha Christie: Murder On The Orient Express on October 19, 2023.
A Haunting In Venice, based on Christie’s novel Hallowe’en Party, releases September 15, 2023. If the spooky and gorgeous trailer is any indication, this should be a great movie for the season.
And on September 12, 2023, artist Bob Al-Greene releases his graphic novel adaptation of Christie’s Murder On The Orient Express.
MORE ON AI IN THE NEWS
On Daily Dot, Gavia Baker-Whitelaw details how AI-generated books are spamming Amazon’s offerings, making legitimate books more difficult to discover. If you purchase ebooks, be sure to check that what you’re paying for is the real deal.
If your a book lover living near British Colombia, Rob Gibson’s report on one West Kelowna woman’s free book garage might interest you.
Lee Lofland lays out 6 Reasons Why A Detective’s Job Isn’t As Glamorous As You Believe at The Graveyard Shift
Jakob Povl Holck and Kaare Lund Rassmussen report on a handful of books found to be hazardous to the reader’s health in the University of Southern Denmark’s library collection.
He takes collecting to the extreme, but I relate to the desire displayed by the subject of Arlene Schulman’s article detailing one man’s intense love for his books. Although I do enjoy pulp fiction. And cats. There, we differ. Also, I feel for his poor family. Living in a maze of books and being second to the novels on a shelf must be upsetting.
What makes a book perfect for the beach? Elise Moser breaks down the essence of a beach read in this Book Riot article from 2020
DEAD BOY DETECTIVES IS A GO…AGAIN
The live-action television show of the comic series Dead Boy Detectives is back on. HBO Max, who originally proposed the series and spotlighted the characters in an episode of Doom Patrol (another DC comic adaptation), has sold the project to Netflix. Excited can’t describe how anxiously I await this series after the disappointment of the show never materializing on HBO Max and then getting scrapped by the channel’s new powers that be. I’m a huge fan of the series for its intriguing concept of two ghosts who choose to stay in the living world to solve crimes instead of going gently into their good nights.
And, because this is the time of year where bees and swimming can mix at lakes and pools, here’s an article on one way to not escape from being stung. When I was younger, I ducked under the water in the pool to avoid the myriad of bugs shooting through the air. Apparently, that’s not always advisable.
Stay safe this summer!
A fellow mystery fan,