Isolated by the storm, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer among a dozen of the dead man’s enemies, before the murderer decides to strike again. Toward the end of the spring semester, my students and I read an ESL version of Death on the Nile. This entry was posted in british literature, fiction, frustration, mystery, picky, travel and tagged Agatha Christie, Death on the Nile, Harper Collins, Hercule Poirot, Hound of the Baskervilles, Lawrence Block, Miss Marple, Murder on the Orient Express, Sherlock Holmes on June 13, 2012 by pickygirl. The woman was a versatile writer, which may just be the understatement of the last half a century. Anne Beddingfield is raised by her anthropologist father, a well-known academic but a poor man more wrapped up in the dead than the living. The novel is told from Anne’s recollections but also from the diary of Sir Eustace Pedler.
Between the two, there are hijinks aplenty, and the novel is part travelogue, mystery, and romance all in one. This entry was posted in audiobooks, british literature, fiction, fun read, historical, mystery, picky, romance, travel and tagged adventure, Agatha Christie, Emilia Fox, orphan, romance, South Africa, The Man in the Brown Suit, the picky girl on August 24, 2011 by pickygirl.
Tommy Beresford and Tuppence Cowley are old friends who haven’t seen one another since the war. What follows is a madcap adventure, full of false identities, poison, double crossings, suspicions, a mysterious Mr.
This was the first Tommy and Tuppence novel, and I am eager to follow them into their next foray.
This entry was posted in british literature, fiction, fun read, historical, mystery, picky, romance, travel and tagged Agatha Christie, mystery, the picky girl, The Secret Adversary, Tommy and Tuppence on August 15, 2011 by pickygirl. This entry was posted in #fridayreads take me away, blogging, bookish, british literature, fiction, fun read, mystery, picky and tagged #fridayreads, #fridayreads take me away, Agatha Christie, blog, Friday, meme, mystery, the picky girl, weekend on July 8, 2011 by pickygirl. Agatha Christie, though, oh ho, she thought about it, and the rhyme above now scares the pants off me, thankyouverymuch. This entry was posted in audiobooks, british literature, fiction, mystery, picky, violence and tagged Agatha Christie, And Then There Were None, Audible, audiobook, Hugh Fraser, mystery, picky girl, whodunnit on June 30, 2011 by pickygirl.
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By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside.
Keep in mind, we read this on the heels of two other detective novels: one, a sort of Sam Spade, down-and-out detective novel and Sherlock Holmes in Hound of the Baskervilles. So pompous, and he keeps things so close to his chest, proclaiming again and again that he knows the killer without letting on what exactly gave him the idea.
Marple, whose exploits are very often close to home, Poirot is the exotic traveler, unfamiliar with his surroundings, yet in his element all at once. I am sure you guys have noticed my Shelfari sidebar and the fact that it keeps flashing more Agatha Christie titles, but I can’t help myself.
The Man in the Brown Suit, in case you are a non-mystery-reader (we can still be friends), I have to tell you up front, is more of a romantic jaunt, in the literary sense of the word. Maybe have a cup of tea to revive you when you realize you’ve never had such an adventure. If you aren’t big into audiobooks but would like to try them out, I would say start with Agatha Christie. Readers around the world join together in community to support one another and celebrate the simple joys of reading. You see, ten people, introduced in the first chapters of the book, are all heading to Indian Island, under very different pretenses. No one else is on the island, and there is no hope of getting off it, leaving the ten people to think about just what they did to land themselves in such a deadly predicament, each hoping against hope he or she will be the one to survive. Not only did I go to the gym, I stayed on the machine much longer than normal then decided to return to lay out by the pool and listen. For that one, Christie decided to take a break from the intensive planningof a mystery and write a thriller. This intricate novel revolutionized the mystery form and launched Agatha Christie's career.
Adventure finds her when a man on the train platform near her falls to his death after seeing something behind Anne that frightens him. She is practical in many ways, but she knows her life is not meant to be dour and domestic. The books lend themselves very well to the format, and they are just such fun to listen to!
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I have read a lot of mysteries in my time, so I kept waiting for the moment when I would figure out the identity of the murderer. At a teashop, she … Christie never spokeabout the creation ofTommy and Tuppence,butit is not difficult to speculate.
I swipe away at it, getting more and more frustrated with the increasingly ridiculous levels, with my kids in the background laughing at me. The original, web-based iteration of 2048 was created by Gabriele Cirulli and was itself based on the game 1024.
After the other detectives, they couldn’t understand why Poirot kept allowing people to get killed. The doctor who tends to the man wears a brown suit, and after he leaves hurriedly, Anne has her suspicions as to whether or not he is actually a doctor. She and Tommy place an ad for Jane Finn after things seem a bit fishy, and they receive two responses, one from a “Mr. The plot thickens, as they say, and hot on a clue, she knows she has found her adventure, setting off for South Africa, only to wind up with much more than she ever bargained while traveling with a hodgepodge group: Suzanne Bailey, Sir Eustace Pedler and his suspect secretaries Padgett and Rauburn, and Colonel Race. He complains a lot, about the weather, his secretaries, and South Africa, yet he is absolutely loveable and quite an important figure in the novel. Carter” who works for the British government, and one from Julius Hersheimmer, an American who claims he is looking for his cousin. I did, indeed, point my finger to the right crook, but it took me quite a while to get there. Instead, each guest has a room with the above nursery rhyme hung on the wall, and there are ten little china Indian figurines centered on the dining room table…until they begin disappearing as rapidly as the guests die off. Not only did I not guess, but I was blown away by the ending of this book and listened to it a couple of times in disbelief that my mystery-genius-ness failed me. When his past comes to light, and the suspects express their happiness for his untimely end, you can understand why. Each passenger has an express reason to want the victim dead, and the end result is one I was both surprised and pleased with, in terms of mystery telling.
He was excellent in keeping the characters separate without driving me crazy with different pitches.
Finn who hasn’t been seen since a spy entrusted her with documents as she was evacuated from the Lusitania. It’s difficult to describe, but he gave each character a slightly unique inflection while still not disrupting the flow of the reading.



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