Invitation to a Murder (2023) is a made-for-television film which is loosely based on Agatha Christie’s novel And Then There Were None.

There are several nods to Christie’s authorship dotted throughout the film, including direct references to Hercule Poirot and the main character buying the latest Christie novel at a book shop at the start of the film.

What I am wondering is whether the title Invitation to a Murder is another such nod. The reason I think this may be the case is that in certain countries, one of Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple novels, A Murder Is Announced, was published under a title that directly translates to ‘invitation to (a) murder’; for example Invitation til mord in Danish and Invitasjon til mord in Norwegian.

My attempts at Googling has brought up no relevant information or hints as to whether it actually is a reference.

Has anyone from the film’s production commented on this? Is it known if the title is a deliberate nod to Christie, or if it’s just coincidence?


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The next movie in that Miranda Green Series is "Murder at the Embassy" which ties in with Agatha Christie tropes : Egypt , Cairo , Nile , Etc.
That title is Parallel to "The Murder at the Vicarage"
It is almost certain that "Invitation to a Murder" is indeed a nod to Agatha Christie , referencing what OP has got or some other related title.

[[ It is highly likely that the titles are going to involve more of Agatha Christie tropes , though it is too early to conclude on that : the number of titles is not yet enough to claim that. ]]

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