Advertisements

And on we go – five more Agatha Christie novels to be reviewed, as we move into some thoroughly average territory. As always, please see my introduction for my background, and there won’t be any spoilers.

The last five reviews are here. Shall we continue?

(more…)

Advertisements

Here we go, as per my introductory post, I’ll be writing mini-reviews of 78 of Agatha Christie‘s novels and short story collections. I won’t be covering the Mary Westmacott novels, the plays or the miscellanea, as I simply don’t know them that well (except for The Mousetrap, and in the spirit of the thing, I don’t want to spoil that!).

Finally, it should be noted that many of the short stories were collected in different orders for their U.S. release, and some of these subsequently have filtered around the world. As a result, what you will see outlined in the following posts encompasses all of Christie’s mystery canon in print, and I’ll try and mention alternate titles wherever possible. Spoilers – if any – will be forewarned. Let’s start…

(more…)

Joan Hickson as Miss Marple

Joan Hickson as Miss Marple

Dame Agatha Christie – whose novels and short story collections I’ve reviewed for this blog, as per my previous post – is the best-selling novelist of all time, having sold at least four billion copies of her novels in nearly every world language, and whose works and characters – from a sixty-year writing career – have been adapted into plays, radio plays, movies and television shows unceasingly since the 1920s . The only individual writer who rivals her for ubiquity is that paragon, Mr. William Shakespeare. In short, it’s fair to say she deserves writing about.

(more…)