Historian unravels mysteries
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WILMINGTON– Everyone loves a good mystery, and English crime writer Agatha Christie penned 66 detective novels and more than 15 short story collections, introducing the world to her crime solving characters Hercule Poirot, Miss Jane Marple, and Tommy and Tuppence. Learn a bit about the woman behind the mysteries in a living history performance at Memorial Hall on Saturday, July 13.

In this living history performance by Helene Lang, Christie tells how a typewriter in Torguay spawned over 80 mysteries and created Miss Jane Marple and Hercule Poirot. Learn about her life and walk in her footsteps in England. Discover why Christie was so knowledgeable about the poisons used in her stories; what influences in her life informed the creation of her famous leading detectives; some personal information about her family; and why she went to Yorkshire under an assumed name.

Many are familiar with her novels, “And Then There Were None,” and “Murder on the Orient Express,” as well as the plays “Witness for the Prosecution,” and “Mousetrap,” but few are aware that she is the best-selling novelist of all time. Many of her books and short stories have been adapted for film, television, radio, video games, and comics.

Meet “Agatha Christie: Creator of Miss Jane Marple and Hercule Poirot” on Saturday, July 13, at 7 pm, at Memorial Hall Center for the Arts in Wilmington. This is a Vermont Humanities Council event hosted by Pettee Memorial Library. The event is free, open to the public, and accessible to people with disabilities.

Come join in the evening of mystery. Rumor has it that Friends of Pettee Memorial Library will be preparing some deadly desserts.

For further information contact Pettee Memorial Library at (802) 464-8557.
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