The Bloomsbury Handbook to Agatha Christie
by Mary Anna Evans (Editor), J.C. Bernthal (Editor)
The first specifically academic companion to contemporary scholarship on the work of Agatha Christie, this book includes chapters by an international group of scholars writing on topics and fields of study as various as ecocriticism and the anthropocene, popular modernism, middlebrow fiction, queer theory, feminism, crime and the state, and more. It addresses a broad selection of Christie’s crime novels, as well as her short stories, literary novels written pseudonymously, and her own and others’ dramatic adaptations for television, film, and the stage.
Featuring unprecedented access to images and content held in Christie’s personal archive, as well as a foreword from renowned crime fiction writer Val McDermid and a chapter from Christie’s grandson Mathew Prichard, this is essential reading for anyone interested in Christie’s work and legacy.
Edgar® nominee in the Critical/Biographical category
Finalist for the Agatha Award in nonfiction
Finalist for the H.R.F. Keating Award, which honors biographical or critical books in the crime fiction field.
Your Novel, Day by Day: A Fiction Writer’s Companion
Mary Anna enjoys working with future novelists, which is reflected both in her job as a writing professor and in her book Your Novel, Day by Day: A Fiction Writer’s Companion. This book, based on the fact that writing a page a day yields a book in a year, is intended to both instruct and support authors through the process of producing their novels.
An eight-year-old girl who has just watched as her sister was kidnapped…A nurse who holds the lives of a mother and child in her hands…A theme park security officer who must figure out who shoved Peter Pan off a castle turret before the press arrives…A makeup artist who has just found a murdered starlet on a movie set…A woman who wakes up covered in her lover’s blood, knowing that she shares the DNA of the killer…An environmentalist driven to solve the murder of a man guilty of a terrible crime against nature…A man who would rather die than continue in slavery…
Find these unforgettable characters and more in this book-length collection of short works by Mary Anna Evans. Bonuses include a story by guest author Libby Fischer Hellmann and an excerpt from Evans’ environmental thriller Wounded Earth.