Friday, 22 May 2009

ACRC Carnival #5

Welcome to the May 23, 2009 edition of Agatha Christie Monthly Carnival.

Many thanks to those who contributed links in this Agatha Christie Reading Challenge Carnival. Do visit the participating blogs and leave comments if you have read the books. Welcome this month to some new participants.

Spread the word too about the existence of this blog and the monthly opportunity it offers to showcase reviews about Agatha Christie books.

If you'd like to be part of the Agatha Christie Reading Challenge, it is never too late to start. Check out the other postings on this blog and my main Agatha Christie Reading Challenge postings which will lead you to the lists of titles etc. You can now join the Agatha Christie Reading Challenge too, so just click on the link and sign up.

Read at your own pace, write a review on your blog, go to the Carnival collecting space and put in the URL, your details, and a comment about the post.

In 16 contributions, there are 10 Titles reviewed in this carnival
    THE MAN IN THE BROWN SUIT
    THE SITTAFORD MYSTERY
    A MURDER IN THREE ACTS
    MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
    MURDER IN MESOPOTAMIA
    MURDER AT THE VICARAGE (twice!)
    DEAD MAN'S FOLLY
    A CARIBBEAN MYSTERY
    THE BODY IN THE LIBRARY
Contributors
General

Margot at Joyfully Retired reviews THE MAN IN THE BROWN SUIT posted at Joyfully Retired. saying "This one is different from the other Agatha Christie’s I’ve read: no Hercule Poirot, no Jane Marple, no Tommy and Tuppence. This book has a completely new cast of characters, and a fun cast it is. Plenty of great dialogue, mystery, adventure, romance and surprises."

KerrieS presents Why you shouldn't read crime fiction late at night! posted at MYSTERIES in PARADISE, saying, "Did you know you can watch some of the TV series on YouTube? Here is THE BODY IN THE LIBRARY."

KerrieS presents Join the Agatha Christie Reading Challenge posted at MYSTERIES in PARADISE, saying, "There is now a post where you can join up to the Agatha Christie Reading Challenge "officially". Do join even if you are not going to try to read the books in order."

KerrieS reviews THE SITTAFORD MYSTERY posted at MYSTERIES in PARADISE, saying, "A spot of table turning reveals a murder has taken place six miles away in this the 11th Agatha Christie novel."

Linnea West presents Little Grey Cells Tackle Agatha's Christies Perennial Popularity posted at Art Ravels, saying, "This post deals with Agatha Christie's popularity, writing style and life, including one very odd incident."

Hercule Poirot

ng kai-lee reviews A MURDER IN THREE ACTS posted at zhen's tofu shop, saying, "Poirot does it again... this time with a well-planned drama and a mighty curtain. I miss the good old Captain Hastings, but at least we get to see Mr. Satterthwaite a lot in this story."

Sarah M. reviews MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS posted at A library is a hospital for the mind..., saying, "One of Christie's best as far as how clever and difficult the mystery is. But nothing eludes the famous Hercule Poirot."

Shiv Dravid presents Yes it’s the little Belgian again posted at The Viewspaper, saying "When the detective is someone like Mr. Poirot, the wait till the last page is a pleasantly intriguing one ,to say the least."

BooksPlease reviews DEAD MAN'S FOLLY posted at BooksPlease, saying, "Ariadne Oliver organises a Murder Hunt which ends up with a real murder and a most unlikely victim."

Melissa Owens reviews MURDER IN MESOPOTAMIA posted at Melissa's Bookshelf, saying, "Rated 5 out of 5 stars at Melissa's Bookshelf!"

Miss Marple

Dorte H reviews MURDER AT THE VICARAGE (1930) posted at DJs krimiblog, saying "This is a real classic."

Sherrie reviews A CARIBBEAN MYSTERY posted at JUST BOOKS, saying, "Wonderful Book! Loved this one!"

BooksPlease reviews THE BODY IN THE LIBRARY posted at BooksPlease, saying, "Ejoyably puzzling mystery, solved by Miss Marple."

Book Psmith reviews THE MURDER AT THE VICARAGE posted at Book Psmith, saying, "this is the beloved Miss Marple's debut. Although she plays a large part in solving the crime, she seems like a peripheral character."

KerrieS found The World's Thickest Book posted at The mental_floss Blogs, saying, "It’s official – at 4,032 pages, all resting on a spine over a foot thick, the world’s thickest book is THE COMPLETE MISS MARPLE. The massive volume, a collection of the 12 novels and 20 short stories by Agatha Christie featuring the guileless spinster detective, was revealed to the public at a press event at Foyle’s Charing Cross Road bookshop in London on Wednesday, May 20."



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3 comments:

Margot said...

Nice variety of her works this month. Thanks, Kerrie, for hosting this truly enjoyable challenge.

Kerrie said...

It is interesting to read the diferent opinions Margot. I'd love to get both the Challenge and the Blog Carnival a little better known.

BookPlease said...

Thanks from me too, Kerrie. The World's Thickest Book is amazing, but at £1000 a book I shan't be buying one! Thanks for the link.

I'm not so happy about this one, which Rhapsodyinbooks found with a terrible photo of AC too - http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/may/21/iran-agatha-christie-serial-kiler