Agatha Christie’s doctors

  title={Agatha Christie’s doctors},
  author={Herbert G Kinnell},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
  • H. Kinnell
  • Published 14 December 2010
  • Medicine
  • BMJ : British Medical Journal
“Christie had a … partiality to murderous medical people who have both the specialized knowledge and the opportunity to administer such lethal agents.”1 This partiality persisted throughout her 101 short stories and novels. In her first book, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, a doctor tries to cover up a murder. In her first play, Black Coffee , a doctor is the prime murder suspect. And in her last book, The Postern of Fate, a doctor is one of the two murderers. Where the occupation of the… 
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