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Review: Agatha Christie alive and well in gaming worldupdated: Fri May 25 2007 09:59:00

One of Agatha Christie's most beloved mysteries is now an interactive adventure with "Agatha Christie: Death on the Nile," a new casual PC game that combines the thrill of a murder mystery with the challenge of a "Where's Waldo"-like hidden object game.

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Review: Agatha Christie interactive whodunit has a clue updated: Fri Feb 17 2006 12:26:00

One of the most beloved murder mystery novels of all time has been adapted into an interactive whodunit for the PC. "Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None," also published under "Ten Little Indians," fares well as a computer game -- providing you have the patience and perseverance to be a sleuth.

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