Sunday, 23 August 2009

ACRC Carnival #8




Welcome to the August 23, 2009 edition of Agatha Christie Reading Challenge Monthly Blog Carnival.
Many thanks to those who contributed links to the Carnival.
Do visit the participating blogs and leave comments if you have read the books. Welcome this month to new participants Nan and Ryan.

In particular please check Suggestions Wanted: How to Celebrate Agatha Christie Week? posted at MYSTERIES in PARADISE, saying, "Join our blog tour scheduled for Christie week. Make some suggestions on how we could celebrate. Enter the date in your calendar."

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 15 contributions, there are 10 Titles reviewed in this carnival.
In addition we have some blog posts of general interest to Agatha Christie readers.

    TEN LITTLE INDIANS (AND THEN THERE WERE NONE)
    PERIL AT END HOUSE
    THIRTEEN AT DINNER (LORD EDGWARE DIES)
    MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
    POIROT INVESTIGATES
    THE MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR AT STYLES
    THREE ACT TRAGEDY
    THE MYSTERIOUS MR QUIN
    THE HOUND OF DEATH
    THE SECRET ADVERSARY
Contributors

General

Nan reviews TEN LITTLE INDIANS posted at Letters from a Hill Farm, saying, "Not a cheery or cozy mystery but an excellent thriller." [This was also published as AND THEN THERE WERE NONE and TEN LITTLE NIGGERS.]

KerrieS

Hercule Poirot

unfinishedperson reviews

Margot reviews POIROT INVESTIGATES, a collection of 14 short stories, posted at Joyfully Retired. saying "this is a nice little book to tuck into a tote bag or the door of your vehicle for those times when you need a quick short story."

RyanG reviews THE MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR AT STYLES posted at Wordsmithonia, saying, "This was the review for the first book of my first challenge. I loved the book and recommend if to anyone who has never read a Agatha Christie book. This is a good taste of what she has to offer as a story teller."

Sarah M. reviews THREE ACT TRAGEDY posted at A library is a hospital for the mind..., saying, "Unique story as it's divided into three acts, like a play, with an actor taking a lead role in helping investigate a murder."

KerrieS also reviews LORD EDGWARE DIES posted at MYSTERIES in PARADISE, saying, "Why does Hercule Poirot not wish to be known as the man who discovered who murdered Lord Edgware? In this novel we find out that Hercule Poirot can too be fallible."

Short Stories

Belle Wong reviews THE MYSTERIOUS MR QUIN posted at Ms. Bookish. saying, "A conjurer of skill with an instinct for detection, Mr. Harley Quin has an almost magical flair for appearing at the scene of the most remarkable crimes."

BooksPlease reviews THE HOUND OF DEATH posted at BooksPlease, saying, "12 short stories of premonitions, intuition or a sixth sense, stories of seances, haunted houses, nightmares, and amnesia - mainly supernatural and unexplained phenomena. A very enjoyable and satisfying collection."

Tommy and Tuppence

RyanG presents THE SECRET ADVERSARY posted at Wordsmithonia, saying, "This is my second review for my Agatha Christie self challenge. This book really showed how well Agatha Christie could write quick, believable dialogue. "



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4 comments:

justareadingfool said...

As always, excellent roundup...and I'm in for Christie's birthday week. I prefer Wednesday for my post. Just let me know what I need to do or do we get to choose our own theme? Either way, let me know.

S. Mehrens said...

I'm in for the birthday week too! Can't wait. :)

Kerrie said...

I've put you down for the 16th September Bryan.

Kerrie said...

"Hospital" I've put you down for 19 September: Hope that is OK