She’s still widely regarded as one of the greatest mystery writers ever, but coming up on what would be her 125th birthday, a group of academics has managed to create an algorithm that can accurately predict which character will turn out to be the killer in an Agatha Christie novel.
She was the reigning queen of detective fiction’s Golden Age–but Agatha Christie’s most intriguing mystery remains her unsolved disappearance in 1926.
Everybody obviously had a blast making the latest episode of Doctor Who, with its endless swirly flashbacks and parade of 1920s stereotypes. It reminded me of Clue more than Agatha Christie, with its almost epileptic non-stop winking. It works pretty well, despite a more-nonsense-than-usual storyline, because of an…