Category Archives: Agatha Christie Challenge

Book Review: A Murder in Retrospect or The Five Little Pigs

. Author: Agatha Christie Publisher: Dodd, Mead and Companuy, 1942 The Five Little Pigs was first published with the title of Murder In Retrospect. This title is, in my opinion, a better description of the story. A young woman, Carla, … Continue reading

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Agatha: Easy To Kill or Murder Is Easy

As you know, I’ve been working my way through all of Agatha Christie’s novels in publication order. After reading her first thirty-seven books, I was getting a little tired of Hercule Poirot. I have a hunch Agatha (after thirty-eight books … Continue reading

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Agatha: Sad Cypress

Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1940 Genre: Mystery Source: Library My Rating: B I’m sure many of you have been wondering if I had given up on my quest to read all of Agatha Christie’s 87 novels. The answer is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Clues To Agatha

Author: Agatha Christie Publisher: Harper Collins Genre: Mystery My Rating: A I’m a little over a third of the way through my quest to read all 87 of Agatha Christie’s novels and, frankly, I’ve been dragging in my enthusiasm to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hercule Poirot’s Christmas

Author: Agatha Christie Publisher: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1939 Genre: Mystery My Rating: C+ I rearranged my reading list of my “Agatha’s” just so I could read Hercule Poirot’s Christmas in December. I was hoping for a classic old English … Continue reading

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Agatha Christie: Parker Pyne Investigates

To love this set of fourteen short stories, involves loving Mr. Parker Pyne. He’s the star of every one of the stories. He’s a character that is different from others created by Agatha Christie. Parker Pyne is not a detective … Continue reading

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Book Review: Appointment With Death

Author: Agatha Christie Publisher: Collins Crime Club, 1938 Genre: Mystery My Rating: C+ From the publisher: Among the towering red cliffs of Petra, like some monstrous swollen Buddha, sits the corpse of Mrs. Boynton. A tiny puncture mark on her … Continue reading

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Agatha Christie: Murder In the Mews

Author: Agatha Christie Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1937 Genre: Detective Fiction My Rating: C+ Murder In the Mews is the title of the first novella in this four novella book. The story features our old friend Hercule Poirot and … Continue reading

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Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None

Agatha Christie created a challenge for both herself and her readers in writing this, her first “nursery rhyme” mystery. Ten strangers (eight guests and two servants) are lured in various ways to a remote island off the coast of Devon … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Body in the Library

Author: Agatha Christie Publisher: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1942 Genre: Mystery My Rating: A+ I have been faithfully reading Agatha Christie’s novels in publication order. I’ve worked my way up to the late 1930s. Then I started to get bogged … Continue reading

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