Am I the only person who reads Agatha Christie?

(168 Posts)
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?

CircassianLeyla Thu 24-Oct-13 17:01:27

Yes I came in at 9.15 when I had missed the first 15 mins on +1. I will have to watch on catch up - with no adverts!!

Just read Nettie's link. I don't know who Sophie Hannah is but I don't like this idea.

ariadneoliver Thu 24-Oct-13 14:52:14

Unfortunately I missed it. I forgot to record it then ended up going out for dinner at the last minute so no time to nip home. Hope it's on catchup!

bluebayou Thu 24-Oct-13 10:53:51

Loved Poirot on TV last night , thought it was really "camped" up and great .

bluebayou Wed 23-Oct-13 17:38:00

Love very single one of them . very excited Poirot is on T.V. tonight

ariadneoliver Wed 23-Oct-13 16:39:44

Nettie I have just looked at your link. Sophie Hannah is not in the same league as St Agatha, I can't believe the estate has chosen her. She wrote one good book and then the others have gone downhill from there. sad

runes Sun 20-Oct-13 20:56:16

I loves Agatha grin . I have all the Poirot and Marple and am now collecting the rest of her crime novels. I read them over and over, for some reason they comfort me, which is fairly ridiculous given the genre confused .I would so love to attend a Poirot murder mystery type thing, with full 20s regalia, DH is appalled at the idea grin . Can't wait for the new Poirot series. David Suchet IS Hercule Poirot.

CircassianLeyla Thu 17-Oct-13 23:15:39

Of gosh I better read it.

ariadneoliver Thu 17-Oct-13 12:03:43

Great news, The Big Four is on ITV next Wednesday , I can hardly wait!

nettie Wed 04-Sep-13 16:09:00

Just heard about this on R5, must admit I've read the "new" Sherlock Holmes and "Death comes to Pemberley" but can't get excited about this, we had Poirot's finale, it just seems like cashing in to me.

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-23945362

CircassianLeyla Fri 23-Aug-13 21:48:15

My pottering in second hand shops is yielding no results for The Big Four.

This thread needs to stay around forever!!

JohnnyFontaneCannaeSing Sat 10-Aug-13 22:37:19

Nope I love too!

Greythorne Sat 10-Aug-13 22:34:42

'then there were none' is very haunting, not cosy crime fiction at all!

CircassianLeyla Sat 10-Aug-13 22:11:00

The Big Four is next for me. On the hunt for an interesting cover edition so will be looking about in second hand shops - my favourite pass time.

CorrieDale Sat 10-Aug-13 21:51:38

I devoured these as a teenager! I re-read them for years until I found Wexford and pd James and Colin dexter and various others. Including the car-crash detective agatha raisin. So although I have all the ACs I haven't read them for many years. This thread is inspiring me to dig a couple out! Murder in Mesopotamia perhaps...

CircassianLeyla Sat 10-Aug-13 21:19:25

Just finished Roger Ackroyd. I remembered the characters from the TV series but couldn't be sure that I remembered it accurately so was suitably impressed. Murder on the Orient Express still my favourite though.

edam Sat 27-Jul-13 11:53:46

Julie, thing is she invented that trick. No-one had thought of it before - so at the time it was shocking and original. Everyone today has the benefit of decades of people developing detective fiction, so it's not as surprising to us.

chihiro Sat 27-Jul-13 11:35:08

The Hollow it is then. I shall start it tonight.

ElizaCBennett Fri 26-Jul-13 10:36:43

Definitely The Hollow. Love AC, have read all her books many, many times. Brilliant storyteller; enjoy!

chihiro Fri 26-Jul-13 10:01:38

This thread has just reminded me I have two unread Christies which I picked up at a charity shop. They are The Hollow and Miss Marple and the Thirteen Problems. I may get some chocolate today and curl up with one of these when the kids are in bed.

Which one shall I read first?

JulieAnderton Fri 26-Jul-13 09:03:06

I'd heard so much about the genius of The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd and couldn't wait to read it. Unfortunately I correctly guessed the culprit about halfway through. Was rather pleased with myself, but also a bit sad that I didn't get the OMG reveal moment!

leilajay Mon 22-Jul-13 11:11:15

I am a big fan, I have a great collection myself.

Louise1956 Sun 21-Jul-13 19:34:46

the Agatha Raisin books are okay, though she is a very silly woman, they are nothing like as good as Agatha Christie's books though.

Louise1956 Sun 21-Jul-13 19:31:43

yes, I love her books. i have read many of them several times, favourites like Hercule Poirot's Christmas, Cards on the Table, Mrs McGinty's Dead, A Murder is Announced, Towards Zero, At Bertram's Hotel, etc. i love Poirot and Miss Marple, also Superintendant Battle (I wish she had written more about him). her autobiography is marvellous too, especially the early part about her childhood and youth, and her experiences of WW1.

Calabria Sun 21-Jul-13 16:14:07

My husband and I are working our way through all the Agatha Christie books at the moment. He is doing it in chronological order. I'm not so organised though and just grab any one.

Many parcels have arrived from Amazon lately to complete the collection.

edam Sun 21-Jul-13 16:01:16

That's interesting, nickname. Goes alongside the story that Georgette Heyer's An Infamous Army is apparently the best description of the Battle of Waterloo and was allegedly used at Sandhurst.

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