Tag Archives: Agatha Christie

A Year of Reading Agatha Christie: 2013

The Agatha Christie Reading Challenge is run by Kerrie at Mysteries in Paradise. I don’t think of it as a Challenge – it’s really a reading project, as it is quite simply to read Agatha Christie’s books. I’m not reading them in order of publication … Continue reading

Posted in Agatha Christie Reading Challenge, Books, Crime Fiction, Fiction | Tagged | 9 Comments

Ordeal by Innocence by Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie wrote in An Autobiography that Ordeal by Innocence and Crooked House were the two books she’d written that satisfied her the best. Neither book features Poirot or Miss Marple, so maybe she had become rather tired of them and … Continue reading

Posted in Agatha Christie Reading Challenge, Book Reviews, Books, Crime Fiction, Fiction | Tagged , | 11 Comments

N or M? by Agatha Christie

N or M? is the third of the Tommy and Tuppence stories, set in 1940 and first published in 1941.  Agatha Christie wrote this at the same time as writing The Body in the Library. She explained the reason in her … Continue reading

Posted in Agatha Christie Reading Challenge, Book Reviews, Books, Crime Fiction, Fiction | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie

A Murder is Announced was first published in 1950. My copy is in a collection of four Miss Marple stories – A Miss Marple Quartet. I particularly like this cover, showing Joan Hickson as Miss Marple. Synopsis from Amazon: The villagers of … Continue reading

Posted in Agatha Christie Reading Challenge, Book Reviews, Books, Crime Fiction, Fiction, Mount TBR Challenge 2013 | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

Ten Little Niggers by Agatha Christie

I wondered when I began to write this post whether to use the current title, And Then There Were None, for this book, but chose to use its original title, Ten Little Niggers as that is the title of my … Continue reading

Posted in Agatha Christie Reading Challenge, Book Reviews, Books, Crime Fiction, Fiction, RIP Challenge | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

New-To-Me Books

I went to Barter Books in Alnwick last week and was really delighted to find these books: From the bottom up they are: Instructions For A Heatwave by Maggie O’Farrell – this was right at the top of a bookcase, … Continue reading

Posted in Book Notes, Books, Crime Fiction, Fiction, Historical Fiction, New-to-Me Books | Tagged , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Agatha Christie at Home by Hilary Macaskill

One of the things that struck me when I was reading Agatha Christie’s An Autobiography was her love of houses. It stemmed from her childhood dolls’ house. She enjoyed buying all the things to put in it – not just furniture, … Continue reading

Posted in A Non-Fiction Adventure, Agatha Christie Reading Challenge, Biography, Book Reviews, Books, Devon, England, Non-fiction, Places, This Isn't Fiction Reading Challenge | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Third Girl by Agatha Christie

Third Girl was first published in 1966. In it Poirot is probably meant to be approaching eighty, although if he had aged with the books he would have been well over a hundred! Anyway, the young lady who comes to … Continue reading

Posted in Agatha Christie Reading Challenge, Book Reviews, Books, Challenges, Crime Fiction, Fiction, Mount TBR Challenge 2013 | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Agatha Christie: An English Mystery by Laura Thompson

It took me weeks to read Laura Thompson’s book Agatha Christie: An English Mystery. It has taken me several days to write and re-write this post because I’ve found it difficult to put down my thoughts about it without going into too … Continue reading

Posted in Agatha Christie Reading Challenge, Biography, Books, Non-fiction, This Isn't Fiction Reading Challenge | Tagged , , , , , | 13 Comments

Greenshaw’s Folly: a Miss Marple Mystery

Agatha Christie’s Marple last night was Greenshaw’s Folly. I saw in the Radio Times that it was based on Christie’s short story of the same name and so I read it before watching the programme. It’s less than 20 pages … Continue reading

Posted in Agatha Christie Reading Challenge, Book Notes, Books, Crime Fiction, Fiction, Short Stories, TV | Tagged , , | 6 Comments