Wednesday, 24 August 2011

ACRC Carnival 2011 #7 - August 24, 2011

Welcome to the August 24, 2011 edition of Agatha Christie monthly BlogCarnival.
Many thanks to the 13 contributors who have provided 20 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. 
    Please see the note at the bottom of this post about the Birthday Celebrations on September 15. This will replace our September Blog Carnival.
Today's 13 Contributors - please see the items below for exact URLS of their posts.


Agatha Christie's True Crime Inspirations posted at 'Do You Write Under Your Own Name?', "Martin Edwards talks about how much Agatha Christie relied on real life cases"

Agatha Christie Route - Puerto de la Cruz (Tenerife) posted at The Game's Afoot. This visits the places that Agatha Christie frequented during her visit in 1927.

che presents Agatha Christie Graphic Novels: Ordeal by Innocence (graphic-novelised by Chandre) posted at From Kafka To Kindergarten, saying, "Ordeal by Innocence as a graphic novel."

Agatha Christie Festival 11-18 September posted at CRIME SCRAPS REVIEW, "One of the English Riviera’s major events of the year, the Agatha Christie Festival is next month, and one event is already fully booked."

Hercule Poirot

Joanne presents The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie posted at Seagreen Reader. "It is a troubling case for Poirot and he seems puzzled by it. The timings don't make sense, and the strongest suspects have the tightest alibis"

Margot at Joyfully Retired presents Book Review: Murder In Mesopotamia posted at Joyfully Retired, saying, "I liked the connection between Agatha Christie's experience on an archeologica dig and the setting for the book."

Nan presents Death in the Clouds by Agatha Christie posted at Letters from a Hill Farm. Such a good little mystery.

Nan presents The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie posted at Letters from a Hill Farm.
This book has a very modern feel to it. There appears to be a serial killer on the loose who is killing random people in random places based solely on the alphabet, in alphabetical order. And the killer sends a letter to Hercule Poirot before each murder occurs.

BooksPlease presents Dumb Witness by Agatha Christie: a Book Review posted at BooksPlease, saying, "An old lady has died, apparently from natural causes. What part in her death did her beloved dog, Bob, play?"

Elizabeth presents Evil Under the Sun posted at Miss Lemon's Mysteries, saying, "A fetching stage actress; a husband with a wandering eye; a jealous wife; a self-made millionaire with a shady past; a remote island off Leathercombe bay -- all of these elements plus the arrival of M. Hercule Poirot make the perfect setting for Evil Under the Sun."

KerrieS presents Review: EVIL UNDER THE SUN, Agatha Christie posted at MYSTERIES in PARADISE, saying, "Is EVIL UNDER THE SUN the perfect holiday read? Or will it make you look askance as your fellow holiday makers? Is there really evil wherever you go, even in idyllic settings like The Jolly Roger Hotel?"

KerrieS presents Crime Fiction on a EuroPass: Belgium: Hercule Poirot posted at MYSTERIES in PARADISE, saying, "A post I wrote for another meme, but very applicable here. Gives a bit of back history of Poirot and points to where you can find more."

Tommy and Tuppence

stacybuckeye presents The Secret Adversary, by Agatha Christie « Stacy's Books posted at Stacy's Books, saying, "My second Christie read and I loved it."

Miss Marple

Becky Laney presents They Do It With Mirrors posted at Becky's Book Reviews, saying, "I enjoy Miss Marple. I do. There is just something satisfying about reading Agatha Christie. While They Do It With Murders isn't my new favorite or anything, it is an enjoyable mystery. Not perfect. But definitely enjoyable enough to recommend."

Rishi Arora presents A pocket full of Rye by Agatha Christie posted at Classic Mystery Hunt, saying, "This is the third book that I have read in the Miss Marple series and my interest in the series has only increased."


Agatha Christie's surfing secret revealed posted at Books news, reviews and author interviews |, "Research by Pete Robinson, founder of the Devon-based Museum of British Surfing, suggests Christie and her first husband, Archie, may been among the first Britons to learn how to surf standing up."

Telegram sent by Noel Coward to Agatha Christie congratulating her on The Mousetrap found down the back of old bureau | Mail Online posted at News | Mail Online, "A telegram from playwright Noel Coward and a bill for 'ladies' delicates' sent to author Agatha Christie more than half a century ago have been discovered - in the back of an old bureau.

Agatha Christie's 'Crooked House' is headed for the Big Screen With Julie Andrews, Gemma Arterton & More posted at BroadwayWorld, saying, "Agatha Christie, the author whose novels and short stories have found their place on hit television shows and movies worldwide, penned Crooked House in 1949. To date, it remains one of Christie's works that has yet to appear on screen."

Iran Book News Agency (IBNA) - The queen of crime appears in Iran's bookshelves posted at IBNA - Last topics, saying, "During the past 6 months Iran has released 9 translations of Agatha Christie's works including "Five little pigs", "A Caribbean mystery", "The mystery of the blue train", "At Bertram's Hotel", "Taken at the flood", "‎Passenger to Frankfort", "‎They came to Baghdad", "Murder on the links" and "Sad cypress"."


KerrieS presents ACRC Update - 20 August 2011 posted at MYSTERIES in PARADISE, saying, "I've read now 30 books and 11 collections of short stories. Still seems a long way to go."

Birthday Celebrations

In 2010 we celebrated the 120th anniversary of Agatha Christie's birthday on September 15 with a month long blog tour.

This year's celebrations will be a bit lower key and will give participants the opportunity to put a celebratory post up on their own blog, and then link to it here through a special post on September 15.

It will use a Mr Linky. We have been collecting participants here so if you would like to indicate that you will participate just add the name of your blog and the URL, and then mark the date down in your diary.

On September 15 you will put up your special birthday post and then return to this blog to add it to the Mr Linky for that day.

Your assistance in advertising the event will be very much appreciated and we look forward to your celebratory post.

That concludes this edition.

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1 comment:

muddywaters12strg said...

Agatha Christie is such a great author, I'm in the middle of reading The Orient Express for the umpteenth time. A bunch of friends and I, who I met through a Meetup put on an Agatha Christie carnival each year where we a murder mystery event. Its all very fun, we get dry erase spinning wheels and set up this huge elaborate event. We take turns planning it so that only one person knows what is actually happening.