Nigel Hammond, that’s me. You haven’t actually met me yet, but you will soon. I’ll be appearing in the upcoming novella of the Zodiac Mysteries – the one that predates the series and lets everyone know so many important things-- how Julia developed her interest in astrology, how she met her good friend Gale and (very importantly) how she found her cat Wizard. I think you’ll enjoy this little story especially because it features Julia’s grandmother Gloria in a starring role.
As for me, well, I am very excited. You see, I’m the new owner of Theatre Mars in North Beach on Columbus Avenue in San Francisco. More than that, I’m actually starring and directing our very first production of Agatha Christie’s Appointment with Death. I can honestly say that it’s all thanks to my wonderful and generous wife Darla who made it all happen. She made my dream come true!
Can you guess who I’m playing? Can you? Give up? Well, I’ll tell you. I just can’t keep it to myself any longer. I’m playing the famous Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot. There’s a little backstory to Poirot’s appearance in this play. You see, when Dame Agatha adapted the book for the stage, she changed quite a lot of things. Notably, she wrote out the famous Poirot!
Isn’t that incredible? Considering what a renowned detective he was. I don’t know what Dame Agatha was thinking. But the production we’re mounting at Theatre Mars is true to the book, and not the stage adaptation. Opening night is very soon and I hope you’ll really enjoy our play! Hopefully, there won’t be anything like a real murder on our stage.
But . . . we’ll see . . .
You can learn more about the Zodiac Mysteries by visiting my author’s website at ConniediMarco.com or Facebook or Twitter @AskZodia. My author will be posting the new cover for this novella very soon.
In addition, she’s giving away one large print edition of All Signs Point to Murder (Book 2 in the Zodiac Mysteries) to a lucky winner. All you have to do is leave a comment to enter. Good luck to all!