Category Archives: Agatha Christie

The Body In The Library by Agatha Christie

And we’re back… Gossington Hall, home of Dolly and Colonel Arthur Bantry, is disturbed one morning when the body of a young, platinum blonde girl is discovered in, yes, the library. No apparent connection is made between the location and … Continue reading

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They Do It With Mirrors by Agatha Christie

When Miss Marple meets with her old friend Ruth, she is persuaded to look in on Ruth’s sister, Carrie Louise. Currently living in a mansion with her extended family at Stonygates, which has been converted into a home for delinquent … Continue reading

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Death In The Clouds by Agatha Christie

In the first class cabin of a flight from Paris to Croydon, a certain Belgian detective of our acquaintance is fast asleep. Which is somewhat unfortunate as he misses someone pulling out a blow-pipe, inserting a poison dart, shooting a … Continue reading

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Third Girl by Agatha Christie

Poirot’s restful contemplation is interrupted by a young girl, who declares that she thinks that she may have committed a murder. Before Poirot can get any more information out of her, she decides that he is far too old and … Continue reading

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Evil Under The Sun by Agatha Christie

Just imagine, you’re sunning yourself on the beach by the luxury hotel The Jolly Roger on Smugglers’ Island off the coast of Devon, not a care in the world. A fellow guest tells you that a celebrity is also staying … Continue reading

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Dead Man’s Folly by Agatha Christie

Ariadne Oliver, crime novelist and thinly disguised conduit for Dame Agatha herself, has been asked to provide the clues for a murder hunt at a country house fete. Her intuition leads her to call her old acquaintance (from Cards On … Continue reading

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N or M? by Agatha Christie

1940, and the Second World War has broken out. Tommy and Tuppence Beresford are feeling underused – after all, they did catch a spy once (in The Secret Adversary) but the war effort isn’t interested in middle-aged spies. Well, not … Continue reading

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And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

On a small island off the coast of Devon, ten people have been summoned, each lured there by a different enticement. The host, a Mr U N Owen, is nowhere to be found. On entering their rooms, they each find … Continue reading

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Five Little Pigs aka Murder in Retrospect by Agatha Christie

Someone must have bought Hercule Poirot a book of nursery rhymes that he read too much. When Carla Crale comes to him to ask him to find the truth about her father’s murder – he was poisoned and her mother … Continue reading

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Death Comes As The End by Agatha Christie

Next in “Original Sins” – an exploration of murder mysteries set in the Ancient World – we come to the original “Original Sin”. Written in 1945, and set in 2000 BC, Egypt, Death Comes As The End is Dame Agatha … Continue reading

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