Saturday, 23 January 2010

ACRC Carnival 2010 - #1

The Agatha Christie Reading Challenge Blog Carnival enters its second year with wonderful carnival with 14 submissions by 10 bloggers.

Many thanks to those who contributed links to the Carnival.

Do visit the participating blogs and leave comments if you have read the books.

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.

10 Contributors - please see the posts below for exact URLS

General

Jennifer presents DEATH COMES AS THE END posted at Reading with Tequila. "This is not your average Agatha Christie novel. It isn't really a detective or investigative novel and there isn't more than the slightest bit of sleuthing."

Margot Kinberg presents THE MURDER OF ROGER ACKROYD posted at Confessions of a Mystery Novelist..... She says "The novel contains some of the hallmarks for which Christie later became famous. "

Mog presents THE SITTAFORD MYSTERY posted at MOG'S BLOG, saying, "A great 'Agatha' book, it kept me guessing right to the end. Highly recommended."

Hercule Poirot

Martin Edwards presents Agatha Christie's Poirot - Three Act Tragedy: review of the television production with David Suchet as Poirot. posted at 'Do You Write Under Your Own Name?'"This proved to be the best Agatha Christie adaptation I’ve seen in quite a while."

Martin Edwards presents Agatha Christie's Poirot - Appointment with Death: review posted at 'Do You Write Under Your Own Name?', saying, "A review of a television adaptation. The original book is very far from being a classic. Appointment with Death was fun to watch. "

Nan presents The Case of the Missing Will posted at Letters from a Hill Farm, saying, "This is the short story which was offered free on audio during the week of Agatha Christie's birthday."

KerrieS presents THREE ACT TRAGEDY posted at MYSTERIES in PARADISE, saying, "The only novel in which Hercule Poirot works with Mr Satterthwaite. A case of poisoning that very nearly succeeds."

Mog presents HERCULE POIROT'S CHRISTMAS posted at MOG'S BLOG, saying, "A quick read for Christmas week. This was a good mystery kept me guessing right to the end. Highly recommended.

Chris Well presents Agatha Christie's HERCULE POIROT posted at The Thrill of it All, saying, "As part of our detectives series, the complete list of mysteries starring Hercule Poirot."

Sarah M. presents DUMB WITNESS. posted at A library is a hospital for the mind..."Christie's 21st detective novel and the 14th with Hercule Poirot as lead detective."


Miss Marple

Bernadette presents THE MIRROR CRACK'D FROM SIDE TO SIDE posted at Reactions to Reading, saying, "One of Christie's later novels does a nice job on social commentary but is a bit lacking in sensible plot development".

Chris Well presents Crime Fiction Alphabet: N is for Nemesis posted at The Thrill of it All.Chris says "For Miss Jane Marple, it's the most baffling case of her career ..."

Running Updates


BooksPlease
presents Agatha Christie Reading Challenge Update posted at BooksPlease, saying, "My progress is slow, not helped by moving house and still having my Agatha Christie books packed away."

KerrieS presents ACRC Update - 13 January 2009 posted at MYSTERIES in PARADISE, saying, "I'm nearly completed a quarter of my journey!"



That concludes this edition.

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1 comment:

Les Blatt said...

Kerrie, here's a suggestion for you and anyone else interested in the challenge: you can find a complete list of Christie's works - books, stories, plays, screenplays, etc. - in an excellent little volume called "Agatha Christie," by Mark Campbell. I know it's in print - Amazon has it, and I presume a mystery bookstore just about anywhere should be able to get it for you - even in Paradise... ;-)