What Agatha Knew and When She Knew It: Racism (Reformed) in the Christie Works

I’m a big mystery fan. Huge. I only began to suspect how big a fan I was, though, when I realized I headed to Houston’s independent mystery bookstore, Murder by the Book, first thing after every university paycheck got deposited. The self-suspicion of my fandom grew as I noticed my habit of buying a couple of mysteries set in any locale I happened to be visiting. I’ve got books set in every state I’ve visited (all but seven of the fifty), plus Canada, South America, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and several countries in…