Monday, July 23, 2012

I LOVE Agatha Christie!

It's been so long since I've read an Agatha Christie book that I forgot how much I loved them.  My great-aunt, however, just gave me all thirty-seven books in her Agatha Christie collection, so I'm well on my way with my own.  Altogether there are eighty-seven Agatha Christie novels.  Only fifty more to go!
I am currently reading Sleeping Murder, which I've already read, but decided that it was worth a second read.  I've already made it through Sparkling Cyanide and They Came to Baghdad.  So, I have quite a ways to go!
Have you ever read an Agatha Christie?  They're like puzzles in novel form, which is what is so neat about them.  Watch out for profanity and adult content when you read them, which I always black out.  And I have heard that not all Agatha Christie books are good, so if you read one that completely shocks you, please don't say I didn't warn you!
Here are the most famous of Agatha Christie's characters.

Hercule Poirot
The dapper Belgian detective believes in the 'little grey cells' and VERY rich hot chocolate.  His methods of detection are ridiculous to all but his closest friends: Captain Hastings, a WWI veteran, Ariadne Oliver, a writer of popular detective fiction, and Inspector Japp, a no-nonsense Scotland Yard detective.

Miss Marple
She may look like a fluffy little old lady, but she's extremely sharp from observing human nature in her little village of St. Mary Mead.  Her predictions usually hit the nail on the head, and she never seems surprised at the most gruesome murders, as human nature never changes.

Tommy and Tuppence Beresford
This fun-loving young couple tends to get involved in adventures that involve somewhat more than murder.  Political intrigue, international counterfeiting rings, secret plans that threaten the world, or kidnapped Americans?  It's all in a day's work to WWI vet Tommy Beresford and his nurse-turned-detective wife, Tuppence.  Their second book, Partners in Crime, is actually a collection of short stories and is one of my favorite Agatha Christie books.

1 comment:

  1. I read one Christie book, And Then There Were None. I loved it. That is one of the cleverest plots I've ever heard of. Er, read of. Other then that, I don't know much of her work, except what I watched on Doctor Who 8-D I didn't know she wrote of a husband and wife team. That sounds fun.


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