I think I may have written before about changes at weekly magazine The Lady. Rachel Johnson is about to take over as editor and the magazine is already undergoing a metamorphosis of sorts, aimed at a broader demographic audience and having come over, well, a bit literary of late. This week is no exception with "Thriller Special" as the lead banner on the front cover. And what do we have?
(1) An article on south Devon, Agatha Christie and her works, with mention of the forthcoming festival running from 13 to 20 September.
(2) An interview with her grandson Mathew Pritchard.
(3) A note of the next The Lady Literary Lunch on 26 October with Norman Tebbit, Ann Widdecombe and Stanley Johnson (£65 at the Institute of Directors in London).
(4) Paul Blezard's usual literary column, this week reviewing the latest from Ian Rankin, Val McDermid and Mark Billingham, plus a little more on Christie.
UK Christie fans may want to purchase a copy. Blogging Christie aficionados from further afield than these shores may want to see if a UK-based blogging friend will send them a copy.
Last, but not least, the price has just gone up to £1.80 (from a previous £1.50). But where would you get such a concentration of crime and thriller articles elsewhere?