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Hercule Poirot's Christmas DVD Review
The sounds of violent struggle and an unearthly scream bring the household running; but how has murder been committed behind a locked door? Fortunately,even at Christmas, Hercule Poirot is on hand to solve the mystery.
Hetty Wainthropp Investigates DVD Review
Not many people, on reaching the age of sixty, decide they will take up detective work - but the redoubtable Hetty Wainthropp does exactly that, by way of catching a young shoplifter and looking into the disappearance of an elderly woman. Patricia Routledge delights in the role of the senior sleuth.
Hide and Seek Movie Review
In this horror mystery thriller of 2005, a traumatized young girl is taken by her father to live quietly in the country. She soon finds a new friend, Charlie - but does he really live only in her imagination?
Hitchcock Movie Review
As an admirer of the Master of Suspense I was eager to see the movie 'Hitchcock'. Released in 2012 this movie tells the story of a brief period in Alfred Hitchcock's life, his career and his marriage to his long suffering wife.
In and Out of Character Book Review
Basil Rathbone’s autobiography is well written and entertaining, giving an interesting insight into the actor’s real life character.
Joan Hickson as Miss Marple
After her years of observing village life in St Mary Mead, Jane Marple knows human nature, including its dark side. Of all the actresses to have portrayed Agatha Christie’s much loved crime solving spinster, Joan Hickson is perhaps the quintessential Miss Marple.
Starring beautiful Gene Tierney, this famous noir mystery thriller of 1944 is directed by Otto Preminger. It tells the story of murder victim Laura Hunt, the people she is close to, and the detective who must discover which of them is her killer.
Masterpiece Mystery Endeavour
Anyone who enjoyed the Inspector Morse crime mysteries must have wondered what Morse was like as a young man. In this television mystery drama, we see the young Endeavour Morse work on his first major case among the dreaming spires of Oxford.
Masterpiece Mystery The Lady Vanishes
Travelling by train in the Balkans in the 1930s, young Iris Carr is befriended by fellow Englishwoman Miss Froy. When Miss Froy vanishes Iris is determined to find her. This television drama of 2013 stays true to the novel on which it is based.
More Great Classic Mysteries
The hallmark of a great classic mystery is that it can be watched again and again, and still enjoyed just as much as the first time. Here are some of my very favourite classic mysteries that are as good now as when they were made in the 1940s. Perhaps you love these movies too.
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