Category Archives: Agatha Christie

Doc On The Box – And Then There Were None

And Then There Were None – you might have heard of it. One of Agatha Christie’s most famous works (and not just for the various name changes), it’s a tale where it’s best to know absolutely nothing about it whatsoever … Continue reading

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#1941Book – A Quick List

You may have spotted that every month, I take part in Past Offences’ Crimes Of The Century meme. I don’t often take part in Challenges, as I’ve found in the past that it ends up dictating what I read a … Continue reading

Posted in Agatha Christie, Carter Dickson, Gladys Mitchell, John Dickson Carr, Margery Allingham, Ngaio Marsh, Nicholas Blake | 14 Comments

Reading Bingo – 2015

Cleo‘s fault again, I’m afraid, but I can’t resist this sort of challenge – one that doesn’t change my reading plans. Basically, it’s a Bingo card to review your reading for the year. So I thought I’d take a look … Continue reading

Posted in A D Garrett, Agatha Christie, Ann Cleeves, Christopher St John Sprigg, Dolores Gordon-Smith, Edward D Hoch, Ellis Peters, Francis Beeding, General, Gladys Mitchell, J A Lang, J Jefferson Farjeon, James Finn Garner, John Dickson Carr, L C Tyler, Michael Jecks, Paul Doherty, Peter Tremayne, Ragnar Jonasson, Rebecca Tope, Robert Thorogood, Ronald Knox, Sarah Ward, Sharon Bolton, Terry Pratchett | 6 Comments

Hallowe’en Party by Agatha Christie

“I saw a murder once.” And so thirteen-year-old Joyce Reynolds signs her own death warrant. Later that night, at a Hallowe’en party (as observant readers of the title may well have deduced), Joyce is found dead, drowned in the apple-bobbing … Continue reading

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A Bit Of A Ramble: Agatha Christie vs John Dickson Carr

In a recent blog post, I discussed the strange career of John Dickson Carr – namely that almost all of the novels that he is famed for, all of his greatest works, appeared in a fifteen year period in the … Continue reading

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Appointment With Death by Agatha Christie

Following his fateful trip down the Nile, Poirot is dining in Jerusalem when he overhears a snatch of conversation – “You do see, don’t you, that she’s got to be killed?” The “she” in question is Mrs Boynton, a horrible … Continue reading

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The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie

1919, London. Thomas Beresford, a recently demobbed soldier and Prudence “Tuppence” Cowley meet up for the first time again in three years. They’re both broke and rather bored, so they decide to set up “The Young Adventurers, Ltd”. Before you … Continue reading

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