Category: Behind The Scenes

How can Agatha Christie help your workplace skills?

Valuable learning outcomes from team building – what’s that got to do with Agatha Christie?! I love quizzes, and whenever I get the chance to join in with one I always like to gather a trusted team together, whom we have named Agatha Quizteam – a tenuous link to the queen of crime herself but nonetheles...

Spotlight on….Grace Quirrel

Last month we met the walking cliche Lord Harry Stockressy and discovered how important his characteristics can be in engaging our super sleuth audiences.  The same can also be said when we deliberately mislead our guests in the the physical appearance of our characters, keeping our detectives on their toes and buildi...

Murder in the Dark

I’ve often been heard to announce that I ‘love a good murder’, sometimes to strange looks from people who don’t know me well.  It’s a question I’ve been thinking about a lot recently; where did this lifelong interest in all things murderous begin?  Does it stem from the games of Mu...

A Simple Solution in a Complicated World

In my opinion, there’s not a complicated magic formula to engage teams and encourage them to work collaboratively together, and with this in mind I’m looking to my beloved Jonathan Creek to draw inspiration from this month! As I’ve been a good girl and brushed up on my marketing skills, I’ve not only written ...

The Five Find Outers and Dog

Five is the magic number Many hundreds of children will have spent hours of escapist fun immersing themselves in Enid Blyton’s classic children’s adventure books.  Perhaps the most well known would be her Famous Five series, first published in 1942 and featuring the intrepid Julian, Dick, Anne, their tombo...

Tintin the Reporter

I’ve never really wanted a tattoo but I discovered (in vino veritas) that if I were to take the plunge then my design of choice would involve a certain Belgian detective (no, not that other, mustachioed one) and his faithful dog, Snowy. Childhood Mystery Solving! I’m talking of course about Tintin the Repor...