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Agatha Christie thread

I love her British mysteries, so cozy and so fun. What are your faves?

by Anonymousreply 1202/22/2021

I'm a huge fan, and have read every book and story -except the one I'm saving for my final week of life. I almost read it when I got a cancer diagnosis, but I wisely didn't. I think it gave me one more thing to live for (I know that sounds feeble).

Favorites:

The Man in the Brown Suit (not a true mystery, but a fun read)

Funerals Are Fatal/After the Funeral

A Murder is Announced

Murder in Mesopotamia

4:50 From Paddington/What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw

The Secret of Chimneys

The Moving Finger

by Anonymousreply 102/21/2021

Peril at End House and Thirteen at Dinner come to mind.

by Anonymousreply 202/21/2021

I like Agnatha Faltskog from ABBA

by Anonymousreply 302/21/2021

I can't stand Agatha Christie. Poor writing, contrived stories.

by Anonymousreply 402/21/2021

UM...r4.

by Anonymousreply 502/21/2021

The three absolute classics that play with the genre are The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Murder on the Orient Express, and And Then There Were None (also known as Ten Little Indians).

by Anonymousreply 602/21/2021

One greasefire for R4 please, waiter! *snaps fingers*

by Anonymousreply 702/21/2021

"Poorly-written, contrived stories."

And yet she has sold over two BILLION books worldwide. I guess I am too good a writer to do that well...

by Anonymousreply 802/21/2021

Oh! My pie!!!

by Anonymousreply 902/21/2021

She may be called "cozy", because her stories take place in a world of prosperous white Brits with excellent manners, but the world view in her stories is VERY dark.

Underneath the civilized veneer, most of the characters in her stories are revealed to be filled with so much anger or desperation that we believe they're capable of murder, and there are no innocents. Other authors always include a pair of young lovers who are above suspicion and who are guaranteed a happily ever after, in Christie stories the murderer may be the comfy grandma or the ingenue or even a child. And nobody gets a pass to a happily ever after.

by Anonymousreply 1002/22/2021

Here's a full (600 replies) thread from a few weeks ago on Agatha's adaptions.

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by Anonymousreply 1102/22/2021

ADAPTATIONS ... sorry.

by Anonymousreply 1202/22/2021
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