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Dr J.C. (James Carl) Bernthal-Hooker is a private researcher for a major crime writer. He holds a PhD from the University of Exeter, UK, where he taught English Literature. Bernthal's 2015 PhD thesis is named A Queer Approach to Agatha Christie, 1920-1952.

He has been the editor of several books about Christie, among them are: The Ageless Agatha Christie (2016) and Agatha Christie Goes to War (2019).


Journal Articles[]

  • 2012 - "Seventy Years of The Body in the Library", CADS: Crime and Detective Stories, 61 (2012), 19-24.
  • 2015 - ‘”If not yourself, who would you be?”: Writing the Femal Body in Agatha Christie’s Second World War Detective Fiction’, Women: A Cultural Review, 26: 1-2 (2015), 40-56.

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