TCWT Blog Chain: The Queen(s) of Crime

If you could co-write a book with one author–living or not–who would it be and what would the book be about?


5293-agatha-christie (1)Definitely a difficult prompt, because I admire so many talented authors and I’m sure they’d all be fun to collaborate with. This, however, is where my insecurity as a writer kicks in, because I begin to wonder how I could ever measure up.

Though it was tough to choose, I decided I’d like to co-write a book with Agatha Christie. (And I’m not the first to have chosen the Queen of Crime! Check out Nevillegirl’s post, too.)

Christie was brilliant. Her murder mysteries are nearly impossible to figure out. And her detectives, Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, are completely original. (I’ve made it a goal to read every Poirot mystery there is. I’m almost finished.)

It would be so fascinating to get inside Christie’s head, to observe her process and to know the solution to the mystery!

We’d write a murder mystery together, maybe something like And Then There Were None or Murder on the Orient Express. The former takes place on an isolated island, and so the reader knows the murderer must be one of the characters trapped there.

Likewise, Murder on the Orient Express takes place on a train stranded in a snowdrift. Again, the murderer must be one of the passengers. At times, it seems as if everyone must be innocent. At other times, it seems as though everyone were guilty.

I believe it would be such an honor to work with the late Agatha Christie.

Have you read any of Christie’s novels?

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6 thoughts on “TCWT Blog Chain: The Queen(s) of Crime

  1. Skylar Finn

    Okay, now I really have to read some Agatha Christie. It’s been mentioned two times. I’m so curious.

    That said, I have nothing more to add to this conversation. Boo 🙁 And I bet you would be an awesome co-writer!

  2. nevillegirl

    Lovely post! If I could time-travel I would invite you to come with me and visit Agatha Christie and co-threeway-write a book! (Whatever that’s called. Is it still co-writing if there’s more than two authors?)


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