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Death in the Clouds (1935) by Agatha Christie

Another Christie re-read today on the blog. As the title suggests the book opens with a flight between Paris to Croydon. Our favourite Belgian sleuth is on board, which is a good thing, considering that by the time the plane … Continue reading

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Dumb Witness (1937) by Agatha Christie

Today finds me doing another re-read, though ironically because I had the ITV TV adaptation of the book stuck in my head, the ending turned out slightly differently than I was expecting. Not a bad thing. Always had a slight … Continue reading

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Agatha Christie on Screen (2016) by Mark Aldridge

This has been a book I have been dipping into over the past few months and for anyone who is interested in film and TV adaptations of Agatha Christie’s work then this is certainly the book to buy. It covers … Continue reading

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Little Grey Cells: The Quotable Poirot (2015)

I have often noticed these types of books, usually involving well known characters such as Sherlock Holmes or Miss Marple, which collect snippets from the original works. In all fairness I have been a bit dubious of them, wondering what … Continue reading

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A Battle of Genres in Agatha Christie’s The Big Four (1927)

Source: Review Copy (Harper Collins) I have been thinking of re-reading this book for a while and the recent reprint of it by Harper Collins gave me the nudge I needed. Back when I first read this book I remember … Continue reading

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The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (1960) by Agatha Christie

I gave this short story a reread for a couple of reasons, one of which is certainly not hard to fathom; its’ the Yuletide setting after all. And the other reason will not be too difficult to guess either if … Continue reading

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Taken at the Flood (1948) by Agatha Christie

This was a slightly unusual re-read for me, in that in picking up this book again I couldn’t remember anything about it – bit like reading a genuinely new Christie novel. My book specific amnesia came to my attention earlier … Continue reading

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Five Little Pigs (1942) by Agatha Christie

Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Art Equipment Five Little Pigs (1942) is one of my all-time favourite Christie novels, involving a retrospective case of murder. I love how character personalities are paramount and the way Poirot builds up the solution … Continue reading

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Magpie Murders (2016) by Anthony Horowitz

Source: Review Copy (Orion Books) Before reading this book I hadn’t read anything by Anthony Horowitz, so I was unsure what to expect, though I was aware he had written some continuation novels involving Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty. Magpie Murders … Continue reading

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Christie Firsts

Today is Agatha Christie’s 126th birthday and it is also 100 years since the introduction of Hercule Poirot and to mark the occasion I decided (probably very foolishly) to suggest to new Christie readers the novels which best introduce Poirot, … Continue reading

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