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Agatha Christie fans, we have good news for you.

In the tradition of her works being adapted for BBC One, we have the latest installment – and it's a great one.

The Pale Horse will be hitting your television screens later this year.

So what is the storyline?

Based on the 1961 novel, the plot centres on a mysterious list of names is found in the shoe of a dead woman.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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One of the names on the list is Mark Easterbrook, who begins an investigation into how and why his name came to be there and is drawn to The Pale Horse, which is the home of three rumoured witches in the tiny village of Much Deeping.

It all sounds quite spooky – and that is because it is one of the creepier Christie works.

There are rumours that the witches can get rid of rich relatives with the use of the dark arts – but Mark isn't so sure.

The book was adapted for TV  in 2010 with Julia McKenzie starring as iconic sleuth Ms. Marple. 

There are no cast announcements so far for Phelps' version but it will be directed by Leonora Lonsdale and produced by Ado Yoshizaki Cassuto.

This is the fourth Christie book Sarah has tackled from page to screen – the first three being And Then There Were None, The Witness For The Prosecution and Ordeal By Innocence.

Sarah said ''Written in 1961, against the backdrop of the Eichmann Trial, the escalation of the Cold War and Vietnam, The Pale Horse is a shivery, paranoid story about superstition, love gone wrong, guilt and grief.''

She continued, ''It’s about what we’re capable of when we’re desperate and what we believe when all the lights go out and we’re alone in the dark.”

We are huge fans of a good murder mystery so we can't wait. 

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Club Valentine and The Grand Social are bringing you one of the most unique sesh spots of the year, you'd be mad to miss it.

There's something maddenly satisfying about solving a case, figuring out a secret and immersing yourself in another world of drama and disguise.

"The year is 1950 and the circus has come to town. However, dark secrets are hidden beneath this big top, and not even the kookiest of clowns or the cottonest of candies can keep them hidden."

Ooohhhh, spooky. Club Valentine are debuting their Interactive Comedy Murder Mystery Extravaganza, where YOU lat witness to a murder most foul, YOU get to interview their cast of crazy characters, and YOU can piece together their twisted tale of treachery and torment.

"Enjoy the festivities while you can, because one member of this travelling troupe is about to learn that showbiz can be MURDER…"

If you're an avid murder mystery fan, this event is definitely for you. Comedy plus a decent night out plus a staged murder? HELL YEAH.

Some of the characters look hilarious, check out the full list on their Instagram

Why not go along and see if you can catch the murderer? They've got some absolutely unreal prizes, it's ideal if you and your pals are looking for a night out with a major twist – think The Hangover but with Miss Marple vibes.

Will you be a Sherlock or a Watson? Agatha Christie or The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo? There's only one way to find out, fam.

The deets=

Tues Nov 6, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

The Grand Social, 35 Liffey Street Lower, North City, Dublin, D01 C3N0, Ireland

Feature image: Barnham Broom

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Sometimes there's nothing better than a thriller.

The mysteries, the clues, the suspects… As much as we love a good TV series, reading a mystery novel can be extremely captivating.

So, if you fancy reading a few crime novels throughout the summer months, take a look at this list. There's some frighteningly good ones in there.

The River at Night by Erica Ferencik

The River at Night only made its debut this year, but it's being hailed a a total page-turner.

Wini Allen has just been through a series of personal tragedies, so she takes some time off with her BFFs.

The three friends head away on a hiking trip, but they end up stranded and fighting for their lives.

The women then stumble across a fire-lit camp, but they have no idea of the true intent of their new found companions.

 

The Dry by Jane Harper

You can bet this book is going to be good as Reese Witherspoon's production company has just secured the film rights to it.

During an awful drought in Australia, three members of the same family are brutally murdered.

Police suspect the father killed his wife and child, before himself, but as a new police officer arrives in town, secrets become unearthed. Who really killed the Hadler family?

 

Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Mejia

This dark novel takes place in an American high school and centres around the last year of Hattie Hoffman's life.

Hattie is a senior in the school and her life comes to an end when she is brutally stabbed on the opening night of the school play.

A teacher and the local sheriff become the main suspects.

 

The Kept Woman by Karin Slaughter

This book is based on a psychopath… or is she a psychopath?

An ex-cop is found in a pool of blood, but it turns out the blood is not his – it's another woman's. Will they find the other victim? Did she kill the cop?

As the mystery ensues, an officer becomes entangled in the web of lies the victim leaves behind.

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The Break Down by B.A. Paris

This book begins by meeting the main character Cass, who sees a women sitting in a parked car during a downpour.

That woman later turns up dead and ever since, Cass keeps forgetting things; where she parked her car, her alarm code, whether or not she has taken her pills.

But she can't forget the woman. And is somebody watching her?

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