English mystery writer; creator of Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot.
Typewritten Letter Signed, one and a half pages, octavo, Greenway House, South Devon, May 5, 1954. To Joyce Lambert, in London.
“Thank you for your letter of 23rd February which I have not had time to answer until now. I am so glad you liked “Witness for the Prosecution,”and I was interested in the points you raised. Romaine and her husband had no doubt been through some good money at one time; she had chic, and her coats and skirts were made by a good Austrian refugee tailor! Romaine was not in court when the ëstrawberry blondeí was mentioned, and very nervous Leonard Vole was about it. Even reputable barristers cannot always pick and choose their shorthand typists. I have no doubt Greta would get the sack fairly soon! Thank you for your good wishes. My new play “The Spider’s Web”comes on in the autumn.”
“Witness for the Prosecution” was originally a short story (“Witness for the Prosecution and Other Short Stories”) published in 1948. It opened in London on October 28, 1953 and was made into a movie (starring Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, and Elsa Lanchester) in 1957. “The Spider’s Web,” which Christie wrote expressly for its star, margaret Lockwood, opened in the West End on December 13, 1954. Agatha Christie was at the peak of her West End career with “The Mousetrap” and “Witness for the Prosecution” still running.
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