A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Sunday, March 5, 2017
3/5/1982 Evil Under the Sun exposed
March 5, 1982. This day saw the premiere of Evil Under the Sun, the second of six movies in which Peter Ustinov played Agatha Christie's master sleuth Hercule Poirot. The cast included Maggie Smith, Diana Rigg, Sarah Miles, James Mason, and Roddy McDowall. Anthony Shaffer was nominated for an Edgar for the screenplay.
Poirot: "Really to count, a woman must have either goodness or brains."