Paris Public Library hosts Agatha Christie-actor

Special to The Prairie Press
Posted 9/19/22

 

Mystery writer Agatha Christie, in the person of actress Debra Ann Miller, is visiting the Paris Public Library 6 p.m. Sept. 29

This free event is about one hour. It features a 45-minute …

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Mystery writer Agatha Christie, in the person of actress Debra Ann Miller, is visiting the Paris Public Library 6 p.m. Sept. 29

This free event is about one hour. It features a 45-minute performance followed by a question-and-answer period. Seating is limited and reservations are needed. Call the library, 217-463-3950, or email read@parispubliclibrary.org to reserve a seat.

Miller is a professional actress, vocalist and voice-over talent with more than 30 years of experience as a performer for live audiences, television and film. She focuses on writing and producing one-woman plays in which she portrays important historical women, including Mary Todd Lincoln, Jane Austen and Louisa May Alcott. Many will remember her 2020 performance at the library as Beatrix Potter.

The setting for the performance is the desert of northern Iraq, and the date is April 2, 1950. Agatha Christie has accompanied her husband, archeologist Max Mallowan, to the Middle East. It is also the day Christie began her autobiography, a project that took 20 years to complete. 

During the program, the author reminisces about her childhood and her life as a writer and adventurer.

Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller, aka Agatha Christie (1890-1976) is acclaimed as the best-selling novelist of all time. Among her output are 55 detective novels and 14 short story collections. She is the creator of the iconic sleuths Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple that mystery readers love.