About JC Bernthal


‘JC’ stands for ‘James Carl’ but call me Jamie! I’m an academic with special interests in Agatha Christie and gender theory. I’m an associate lecturer at Middlesex University and a private researcher for the crime writer Sophie Hannah.

In 2015, I gained an AHRC-funded PhD from the University of Exeter. Examiners praised my thesis for its clear argument and recommended it for publication in its current form. The resultant monograph, Queering Agatha Christie: Revisiting the Golden Age of Detective Fiction, was published by my first choice, Palgrave Macmillan in 2016. I am also the editor of The Ageless Agatha Christie: Essays on the Mysteries and the Legacy (2016).

cwa-logo-member-blackResearch interests include:

Detective fiction

‘Middlebrow’ literature and culture


Queer theoryLGBT+ literature and culture

Click here for my CV, last updated February 2017.


  1. I hve been reading Agatha Christie’s Autobiography. have read her books since young and chancing upon this website, felt the need to send a “fan” letter, of sorts. Hope it all goes well on the 14th in Exeter! Cheering you on from California…

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