WEDNESDAY, May 20th at 7pm: The Conclusion of CHRISTIE'S DETECTIVES
Did you know that Hercule Poirot is one of the few fictional characters ever to be given an obituary in the New York Times?
In fact, by 1930, Agatha Christie found Poirot "insufferable", and by 1960 she felt that he was a "detestable, bombastic, tiresome, ego-centric little creep". Yet the public loved him and Christie refused to kill him off, claiming that it was her duty to produce what the public liked. That's hard to imagine for a character that populated 33 novels, one play (“Black Coffee”), and more than 50 short stories published between 1920 and 1975. But Dame Agatha was not the first author to create something that took on a life of its own - ask Sir Arthur Conan Doyle!
Tonight, Cale concludes her explorations of some of Christie's short story adventures with more from Hercule Poirot: "The Adventure of Johnny Waverly" and "Four and Twenty Black Birds."
Live in voice.