Saturday, January 4, 2014

Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie's After the Funeral is one of the books chosen for World Book Night USA 2014.  My uncle had given me these hardbound sets of Agatha Christie's books when I was in high school.  Like many mystery fans, I'd fallen in love with St. Mary's Mead and the London of Hercule Poirot.  I'd read the birthday books, as many of the books as I could find in my grandfather's library, my school library, and whatever I'd bought out of my allowance.

I love my Kindle and I've been downloading too many Agatha Christies one after another.   I'm certain that there's little more to be said about her books. Surely,  anything that can be written has already been written in the decades that her books have been published, shared, cherished.

I'll write very brief bits about the mysteries as I reread them.  Perhaps it'll get others to reread her stories.  Not that she needs a shout-out - she's one of the best loved authors of all time.  But it's always good to spread the word, especially to younger readers who might have bypassed her books as "old fashioned".

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