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Agatha And The Midnight Murders

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Blake Harrison and Helen Baxendale star in

Credit: Courtesy of Darlow Smithson Productions, Ltd.

Above: Blake Harrison and Helen Baxendale star in "Agatha And The Midnight Murders."

The Crime Writer Contemplates Killing Off Her Most Famous Creation

As bombs fall on London in 1940 during the Blitz, Agatha Christie considers selling a manuscript that will kill off her most famous creation — Hercule Poirot. Christie reckons she should be a rich woman after writing 12 novels about the Belgian detective in six years.

Instead, the author struggles with money and is under investigation by tax authorities in America and the UK. But she has a plan: sell the novel of Poirot’s death to a superfan private buyer who will pay an enormous sum to keep the fictional detective alive.

AGATHA AND THE MIDNIGHT MURDERS is part of special programming premiering on PBS!

Agatha And The Midnight Murders: Trailer

Discover the writer’s plan to sell a manuscript that kills off her famous detective, Hercule Poirot. Struggling with money and under investigation by tax authorities in America and the UK, Agatha (Helen Baxendale) must come up with an enormous sum.

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Drawing Out the Book Thief

Travis wants to set a trap for the killer, but Agatha opposes, hoping to find her manuscript and leave. She confronts the group, revealing her true identity and the deed the thief requires to sell her book.


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