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Ridley Scott producing 'Murder on the Orient Express'

Ridley Scott producing 'Murder on the Orient Express'

SILVER SPRING, Md., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Fox has acquired the film rights to the classic British mystery novel, "Murder on the Orient Express," Acorn Productions and Agatha Christie Ltd. announced.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 25, 2013.
By United Press International
'Poirot' wraps up in the United Kingdom after 24 years

'Poirot' wraps up in the United Kingdom after 24 years

LONDON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- "Curtain: Poirot's Final Case" was seen on ITV by an average of 5.2 million viewers in the United Kingdom, the BBC reported Thursday.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013.
By United Press International
New Poirot novel to be published in 2014

New Poirot novel to be published in 2014

SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Sophie Hannah is writing a mystery novel featuring Hercule Poirot, the Belgian sleuth created by the late Agatha Christie, HarperCollins Publishers announced.

Betting on a crisis

Google "debt ceiling crisis" and the first article to pop up is one on how to profit from a continued stalemate in Washington.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012.
By United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 25, 2011.
By United Press International

Five more Poirot movies for Suchet

LONDON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- David Suchet, who has played Agatha Christie's Belgian detective Hercule Poirot in 65 movies over 22 years, is to star in five more Poirot mysteries, ITV said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011.
By United Press International
CBE honors for Suchet, Hancock

CBE honors for Suchet, Hancock

LONDON, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- TV stars David Suchet and Sheila Hancock were among those honored with the Commander of the British Empire title by Queen Elizabeth II, officials said.

Actor Simon MacCorkindale dead at 58

LONDON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- British actor Simon MacCorkindale has died in a London clinic after a long battle with bowel and lung cancer, his publicist said Friday. He was 58.
Suchet, Hershey board 'Express' TV movie

Suchet, Hershey board 'Express' TV movie

LONDON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- David Suchet and Barbara Hershey are set to star in a new British TV adaption of Agatha Christie's mystery novel "Murder on the Orient Express," the BBC said.

Alleged killer inspired by Agatha Christie

TEHRAN, May 24 (UPI) -- Police in Iran say the country's first alleged female serial killer used ideas from Agatha Christie novels to kill at least six people, most of them middle-aged or elderly women.
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Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie in a 1954 file photo, was born on September 15, 1890, and once quipped: β€œAn archeologist is the best husband any woman can have: the older she gets, the more interested he is in her.” (UPI Photo/Files)..
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Dame Agatha Christie, DBE, (15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976), was a British crime writer of novels, short stories, and plays. She also wrote romances under the name Mary Westmacott, but she is best remembered for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections (especially those featuring Hercule Poirot or Miss Jane Marple), and her successful West End plays.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Christie is the best-selling novelist of all time and, with William Shakespeare, the best-selling author of any type. She has sold roughly four billion copies of her novels. According to Index Translationum, Christie is the most translated individual author, with only the collective corporate works of Walt Disney Productions surpassing her. Her books have been translated into at least 103 languages.

Agatha Christie published two autobiographies: a posthumous one covering childhood to old age; and another chronicling several seasons of archaeological excavation in Syria and Iraq with her second husband, archaeologist Max Mallowan. The latter was published in 1946 with the title, Come, Tell Me How You Live.

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