Am I the only person who reads Agatha Christie?

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overthinking Sat 15-Jun-13 20:37:32

My DH and friends giggle at me but I love her books. Chocolate, sofa snuggles and one of her books and I am a happy lady smile
Am I the only one?

ariadneoliver Sat 15-Jun-13 20:38:22

No, No you're not alone grin wink

SlittySluttySlots Sat 15-Jun-13 20:39:43

Nope - one of my favourite authors ever and have lost count of how many times I've re-read some of them! The Mysterious Affair at Styles is just genius!! grin

No. But I only read HP. I hate Miss M.

overthinking Sat 15-Jun-13 20:43:00

Ooh good good! Tonight's installment is 'Cat Among the Pigeons' grin
Remus what's wrong with Miss Marple?????

CMOTDibbler Sat 15-Jun-13 20:43:43

Haven't read them for a while, but I used to enjoy them. But my Agatha Christie fact is that my dad gardened for her for a few years.

SofaKing Sat 15-Jun-13 20:46:13

Love Agatha Christie books but I have read them all and no matter how hard I try I keep remembering whodunnit while re-reading them.

I need a memory wipe like Holly in Red Dwarf had so I can read them all again!

TheYamiOfYawn Sat 15-Jun-13 20:50:28

I've read all her books so many times that I have put them all in a box in the attic for 5 years until I start to forget the plots.

I love how in her earlier books the young people are all sparky and intrepid, but by the 1960s she has gone off young people and they are all dull and with bad skin and no fashion sense and moan a lot and sponge of their parents.

Victoria3012 Sat 15-Jun-13 20:51:18

You're not alone grin

Ashoething Sat 15-Jun-13 20:51:50

I love Agatha Christie so much I wanted to call my dd Agatha but dh vetoed itangry

DorisShutt Sat 15-Jun-13 20:52:06

Love Agatha Christie (may also have a thing for Dorothy L Sayers, Georgette Heyer, Margery Allingham, Patricia Wentwork & Ngaio Marsh).

Very genteelle and always well written. (I would so have given Harriet Vane a run for Lord Peter! wink )

WorrySighWorrySigh Sat 15-Jun-13 20:58:17

Another here. They are my comfort reading

PoppyAmex Sat 15-Jun-13 20:58:25

I agree, Doris.

I think the Americans called their style "cosy mystery" and I can see why.

HollaAtMeBaby Sat 15-Jun-13 20:58:49

You are not the only one! I'm a huge fan. smile

Yes I love her books but have now read them all twice so can't really read again

SuffolkNWhat Sat 15-Jun-13 21:02:11

I've read all the Poirots and Marples, love them!

ariadneoliver Sat 15-Jun-13 21:02:39

I like both Poirot and Marple but I also wish she had written more Harley Quinn and other non Poirot/Marple books. Though I'm still waiting for one of my fave Poirots (Big Four) to be made for TV

babybythesea Sat 15-Jun-13 21:03:09

Me too! I like watching the TV adaptations too. I have a stack of them backed up on my sky planner thing to watch as I breastfeed DD2.

If you like Ms Christie, can I also suggest you try M.C. Beaton's Agatha Raisin series? I stumbled on these when the first one was on offer on Kindle. I have seen them around but never read one and now I'm a fan. Same sort of idea - woman living in a country village ends up solving murders. There are differences though - Agatha Raisin is a retired and not overly nice PR lady who retires to a country village and sort of falls into murder solving by accident. Like the Agatha Christie books, they are very easy to read and a lot of fun.

babybythesea Sat 15-Jun-13 21:04:44

And this would seem like the perfect place to trot out my pet theory - beware of Miss Marple.

Poirot gets called in to solve things, but Miss Marple, well, she mostly just happens to be there. I think it's highly suspicious, and I suspect that she is framing others for her own devious murders....

ariadneoliver Sat 15-Jun-13 21:07:06

Miss Marple was the most successful fictional female serial killer ... until Jessica Fletcher came along. grin

thegrowlygus Sat 15-Jun-13 21:07:52

I love agatha christie! Especially that she disappeared for a bit in real life too. Although I did have a run a while back of reading loads back to back and got a bit confused about characters!!!

Love reading miss m's.

lborolass Sat 15-Jun-13 21:08:45

I would, if I hadn't already read them all grin

bassingtonffrench Sat 15-Jun-13 21:09:18

ha ha ariadne, my user name is also a christie reference.

how dare you babybythesea

her autobiography is absolutely wonderful.

usualsuspect Sat 15-Jun-13 21:09:35

I've read all of Agatha Christies books,

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