Tag Archives: William Shakespeare

So you want to be an actor? Detective Fiction’s Advice on Working in the Theatre

Already this week we have had advice from Agatha Christie on how to have a safe holiday and advice from Golden Age detective fiction writers on the perils of staying at a country house. This time around it is career … Continue reading

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Shakespearean Allusion in Crime Fiction (2016) by Lisa Hopkins

Source: Review Copy (Palgrave Macmillan) Spoiler Alert: In the fifth paragraph there is a major spoiler in regards to Harriet Rutland’s Blue Murder. This book immediately caught my interest, as I have been aware of the allusions detective fiction writers … Continue reading

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Measure for Murder (1941) by Clifford Witting

Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Bird This is my first experience of reading Clifford Witting’s work and according to him this story had its roots in a real live production of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure (1604), which Witting saw in … Continue reading

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‘By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes’: Agatha Christie and Jacobean Tragedy

I was inspired to write this post after reading Brad Friedman’s own post on Agatha Christie’s The Pale Horse (1961) at his wonderful blog: ahsweetmysteryblog. In his post he comments on the reoccurrence of allusions to Shakespeare’s Macbeth (1611/1623) in … Continue reading

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