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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?

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 Sat 27-Jul-13 11:35:08

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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

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

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

Nope I love too!

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!!

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.

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

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

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

Of gosh I better read it.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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.

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