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Miss Marple or Hercule Poirot?

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MiddleAgeMiddleEngland Mon 24-Mar-14 21:40:55

I've not really read much detective fiction, but have recently been given a handful of Agatha Christie books.

I'll try them all eventually, but who do you prefer?

KurriKurri Mon 24-Mar-14 23:47:59

I like both, but I think I prefer Miss Marple - old Hercule can be a bit irritating sometimes! grin

PenelopeLane Tue 25-Mar-14 07:53:29

Miss Marple! She's awesome.

SarahAndFuck Tue 25-Mar-14 12:34:30

I like both but Hercule is my favourite.

CeliaFate Tue 25-Mar-14 14:40:18

Hercule Poirot is my favourite. He's a much more rounded character I think.

MiddleAgeMiddleEngland Tue 25-Mar-14 21:40:08

Quite a divided view, but thank you. I think I'll read one or two of each and see how I got on. DH is amazed I've got to middle age without ever reading an Agatha Christie.

mummytime Tue 25-Mar-14 21:44:38

Miss Marple! Favourite the one with the politically unmentionable original title.

Aren't they going to televise some of the Tommy and Tuppence ones soon?

Aliama Wed 26-Mar-14 12:08:51

Marple to read, Poirot on telly. The humour in the Marple books comes over better in print, whereas it'd a bit more visual for Poirot if that makes any sense.

JuanPotatoTwo Wed 26-Mar-14 13:23:07

Hercule, without a doubt! A much more interesting character.

Helgathehairy Wed 26-Mar-14 20:26:51

mummy it's called "and then there were none" now! It was the first agatha Christie I read - I got it, with the original title, from the library!

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