Friday, 24 June 2011

ACRC Carnival 2011 #5 - June 24, 2011

Welcome to the June 24, 2011 edition of Agatha Christie monthly BlogCarnival.
We had a break in May while I was travelling and so this truly is a bumper edition with a number of new contributors. Many thanks to the 16 contributors who have provided 22 blog posts for you to visit.
    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. 
Today's 16 Contributors - please see the items below for exact URLS of their posts.

General


Sarah presents Toffee - The Clocks posted at Cooking Through Christie, saying, "We're cooking, drinking and blogging our way through all the Agatha Christie novels! This time I made toffee from the novel, The Clocks."

Yvette presents Agatha Christie Vintage Covers: You know you love them. posted at in so many words....

sarah presents Death Comes As the End by Agatha Christie posted at A library is a hospital for the mind..., saying, "Because of its setting Death Comes As the End is a unique novel amongst Agatha Christie's canon. It is the only historical mystery novel that Agatha Christie ever wrote and it's creation only came about as a result of Dame Agatha's personal passion for archeology (her second husband, Max Mallowan was an archeologist) and thanks to a very persuasive friend who encouraged her to take up the challenge of writing a murder mystery set in 4,000 B.C. Egypt."

sarah presents Sparkling Cyanide by Agatha Christie posted at A library is a hospital for the mind..., saying, "A classic Christie mystery that appeared first in the form of a Hercule Poirot short story, but was later re-written to remove Poirot and change up the end."

ng kai-lee presents And Then There Were None: From the novel to the films, to the game posted at -Zhen's Summer Cafe-, saying, "A comparison of the novel, the films, and the game for "And Then There Were None"."

Yvette presents I'll Take Vintage: Great Agatha Covers posted at in so many words....

Cheryl Lyda presents Agatha Christie's Wit & Wisdom posted at Agatha Christie's Wit & Wisdom, saying, "New quotes have been added to "Agatha Christie's Wit & Wisdom." Over 300 quotes on 100 topics Christie commented on in her books. Search by subject. Full bibliographic information included with each quote."

Jason Lott presents Agatha Christie's secret notebooks posted at Footnotes, saying, "A brief review of John Curran's book."

Hercule Poirot


sarah presents The Hollow by Agatha Christie posted at A library is a hospital for the mind..., saying, "The Hollow holds true to the traditional Christie "who-dunit" mystery with the murder set in the heart of the English countryside, a house party, and a shocking murder. The story plot itself is a twisting puzzle complete with a red herring or two and plenty of interesting characters..."

Margot Kinberg presents Poirot Loses a Client posted at Confessions of a Mystery Novelist..... Poirot Loses a Client is a solid mystery in the classic English village setting, with interesting characters and Christie’s trademark twists and “red herrings.” But what’s your view? Have you read Poirot Loses a Client? If you have, what elements do you see in it?

Jj presents The Big Four posted at citivolus sus, saying, "Still reading Ms. Christie in order. And the Big Four was, well, it reminded me of the Secret Adversary, which is not a bad thing."

Margot at Joyfully Retired presents Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders posted at Joyfully Retired.

ng kai-lee presents Celebrating my eight-year love for Poirot and Christie posted at -Zhen's Summer Cafe-, saying, "A review of three Poirot books that I read in this month"

KerrieS presents Review: SAD CYPRESS, Agatha Christie posted at MYSTERIES in PARADISE, saying, "This was an unusual case because on the face of it the charges of murder against Elinor Carlisle were supported by irrefutable evidence. Hercule Poirot is brought into the case by one of the witnesses for the prosecution."

Superintendent Battle


BooksPlease presents Murder is Easy by Agatha Christie: Book Review posted at BooksPlease, saying, "This has stood the test of time very well. It’s another one of Agatha Christie’s easily read crime mysteries, with plenty of plot twists and unexpected revelations."

Miss Marple


gautami tripathy presents The Moving Finger by Agatha Christie posted at everything distils into reading, saying, "...entertaining reading..."

Tommy and Tuppence


Shirley presents Book Review: Partners in Crime by Agatha Christie posted at My Bookshelf.

Updates


KerrieS presents ACRC Update - 20 June 2011 posted at MYSTERIES in PARADISE, saying, "Still on track with my reading. Nearly 40% finished"

unfinishedperson presents Of Dame Agatha, Maximus Decimus Meridius, and oh, Father's Day (TSS) posted at An unfinished person (in this unfinished universe), saying, "After a long hiatus, I'm back to the Agatha Christie Reading Challenge. Why did I leave? Why am I back? See here."

BooksPlease presents Agatha Christie Reading Challenge Update posted at BooksPlease, saying, "I'm getting a bit behind with reading AC's books - the last one I read was in April, but I've recently bought some more books and plan to read them soon!"

Discoveries


quirkyreader presents quirkyreader - May 3rd, 2011 posted at quirkyreader, saying, "Two books from the files of Christie ephemera."

quirkyreader presents quirkyreader - May 5th, 2011 posted at quirkyreader, saying, "The Bayard book is full of spoilers."


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2 comments:

BookPlease said...

Just thought I'd say, in case you're wondering who the 16th contributor is - it's me - Margaret @ BooksPlease.

Kerrie said...

Thanks Margaret - you were on the list :-( - sorry I lost you