Category Archives: Agatha Christie

Cards On The Table by Agatha Christie

Lots of people collect things. I used to collect Spider-man comics. That’s a safe thing to collect. Mr Shaitana collects murderers. That ISN’T a safe thing to collect… especially when you invite four of them to dinner. Shaitana invites four … Continue reading

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Murder Is Easy by Agatha Christie

Luke Fitzwilliam, an ex-police detective from India, finds himself sharing a train carriage with one Lavinia Pinkerton, an old lady from the village of Wychwood-Under-Ashe. She shares with him (in the vaguest possible manner) her suspicions that there is a … Continue reading

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A Pocket Full Of Rye by Agatha Chrisite

Rex Fortescue, family patriarch and business man, is found dead in his office, apparently poisoned by his morning tea. Rather oddly, one of his jacket pockets is full of rye. His widow is found poisoned in her rooms, after eating … Continue reading

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A Murder Is Announced by Agatha Christie

“A murder is announced and will take place on Friday, October 29th, at Little Paddocks, at 6:30 p.m. Friends accept this, the only intimation.” In Chipping Cleghorn, a bizarre message appears in the local paper, causing most of the village … Continue reading

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The Mirror Crack’d From Side To Side by Agatha Christie

Time has moved on in St Mary Mead. Gossington Hall, once home to Colonel and Dolly Bantry (and once having a Body in its Library) has been sold to Marina Gregg, the much-married movie star. While hosting a drinks party … Continue reading

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Death On The Nile by Agatha Christie

Egypt in the 1930s, the Nile cruise boat Karnak. Newlyweds Simon and Linnet Doyle are honeymooning on the boat, but are being stalked by Simon’s ex-girlfriend Jacqueline De Bellefort, who is determined to extract some measure of justice for being … Continue reading

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The Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah

The Bloxham Hotel, London. Three bodies are found in three separate rooms, laid out almost ceremonially. When the bodies are examined, a cufflink with the initials PJI is found inserted into each of their mouths. Across town, in a coffee … Continue reading

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