NEW YORK – Two of crime fiction's most famous storytellers, Raymond Chandler and Agatha Christie, also knew how to get a laugh.
According to Tony Medawar, producer of the International Agatha Christie Festival (in Devon, England), Christie likely drew upon her own childhood in setting a playful atmosphere, with the kids showing proper irreverence for the supposedly world famous detective.
“Christmas Adventure" also is appearing in the upcoming Christie collection “Midwinter Murder,” which comes out Oct. 20.
"‘Christmas Adventure’ is a particularly light-hearted story," Medawar says.
Chandler's employer guide, according to Chandler scholar Dr. Sarah Trott, was likely written in the early 1950s, when Chandler hired a private secretary, Juanita Messick.