Suggestions of the Week: Mysterious Mysteries

Nanor Vosgerichian & Samar Nasser
Staff Writers

TV: “Search Party” (2016-)

Described as the “millennial Nancy Drew”, this new comedy-drama follows Dory who becomes obsessed with finding Chantal, a former college acquaintance who goes missing. Dragging her friends into the investigation, Dory gradually gets far more involved than she expected, discovering things that put her and her friends in danger. A modern twist on the detective show trope, this clever story, and its unexpected plot-twist, is one you don’t want to miss.

Book: “And Then There Were None” by Agatha Christie

If you enjoyed the new film adaptation of Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Orient Express”, you’ll definitely want to check out one of her other bestsellers, “And Then There Were None”.  When eight people are lured to an island under false pretenses, they are each charged with a specific crime which they must atone for. However, before the weekend is over, they will all be dead. So, who did it? A fast-paced page turner, widely considered to be Christie’s masterpiece, this novel’s ability to weave intricate and complex storylines together will leave you both shocked and amazed.

Song: “Undercover Martyn” – Two Door Cinema Club

From their triumphant 2010 album “Tourist History” comes the infectiously upbeat and undeniably catchy song “Undercover Martyn”. The song details the singer’s search for the titular Martyn, in an attempt to find him and lure him out of his self-imposed, “undercover”, isolation.

Movie: “Clue” (1985)

This exciting mystery-comedy is one of the few examples of a film adaptation based on a board game. Featuring an ensemble cast of distinguished actors, the story develops around six strangers who are invited to a dinner party by an unknown host. After the host reveals that he has blackmailed each guest, he is found murdered, and the guests must figure out who the killer is before police arrive. As soon as you start to suspect whodunnit, this film quickly jumps from revelation to revelation, leaving you thoroughly confused up until the end – or so you might think.

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