Welcome to the September 23, 2009 edition of Agatha Christie Reading Challenge Monthly Blog Carnival.
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GeneralFor the last 10 days we Celebrated the life and work of Agatha Christie with a blog tour where bloggers undertook to put up a special post on their own site.
- 13 September: Overkill
14 September: Reactions to Reading
15 September: Elizabeth at Miss Lemon Mysteries
16 September: Just A (Reading) Fool
17 September: Margot at Joyfully Retired
18 September: Crime Scraps
19 September: A library is a hospital for the mind...
19 September: Random Jottings of a Book and Opera Lover
20 September: Confessions of a Mystery Novelist
21 September: BooksPlease
22 September: Agatha Christie Quiz
- Letters from a Hill Farm
- Miss Lemon's Mysteries
- MOG'S BLOG
- A library is a hospital for the mind...
- MYSTERIES in PARADISE
- Peace of Brain
- Do You Write Under Your Own Name?
- DJs krimiblog
- zhen's tofu shop
- Just A (Reading) Fool
KerrieS discovered a number of articles:
- Win an Agatha Christie deckchair and novels: for UK entrants Books | guardian.co.uk posted at Guardian, saying, "All you have to do is answer an easy question for a chance to win 13 Agatha Christie "travel" novels, and a chair to sit in to read them."
- The top 10 Agatha Christie mysteries from Books on the guardian.co.uk posted at Guardian, saying, "Christie expert John Curran sifts through the evidence to detect the 10 best mysteries by the world's most popular thriller writer."
- Agatha Christie's neat plots emerged from chaos – just like mine posted at Guardian, saying, "Val McDermid finds that turns out that she has more in common with Miss Marple's creator than she thought."
- Touring the fictional worlds of Agatha Christie in 'the English Riviera' posted at National Post, saying, "As the 119th anniversary of her birth approaches, the Queen of Crime still rules the English Riviera, a scenic stretch of the Devon coast embracing Tor Bay."
- AudioFile Editors' Picks celebrates Agatha Christie Week posted at Audio File Magazine, saying, "AudioFile has created a page about Agatha Christie books available in audio. Included on the page interviews (audio) with Hugh Fraser and Rosalind Ayres, who have both done a lot of Christie audio narration. You can also download the August/September edition of Audiofile magazine in pdf.
- Agatha Christie's private life would have stumped even Poirot posted at Books: Fiction and nonfiction reviews the latest news features and interviews.
G.M. Malliet presents On the Agatha Christie Trail posted at InkSpot saying, "I've just returned from two weeks in England. Not entirely by design, the trip turned, in part, into a pilgrimage to sites associated with Agatha Christie's life and works."
Hercule PoirotMog reviews BLACK COFFEE. posted at MOG'S BLOG, saying, "Originally a screenplay, it is adapted as a novel by Charles Osborne."
KerrieS presents MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (audio book) posted at MYSTERIES in PARADISE, saying, "What has delighted me so much in this audio book has been Suchet's superb characterisation of each person."DEATH IN THE CLOUDS posted at A library is a hospital for the mind.... saying "this is a fun read. It is also a little unusual, for unlike most of Christie's novels this crime has a closed crime setting. "
unfinishedperson presents MURDER IN THREE ACTS posted at Just A (Reading) Fool, saying, "So who did it? Well, I’m not going to tell you. You’ll have to read it for yourself. However, I can tell you that even if like me, you had an inkling of who the murderer was, you won’t be disappointed in the ride on which Dame Christie takes you to expose him (or her)."
unfinishedperson presents DEATH IN THE AIR posted at Just A (Reading) Fool, saying "when it got to the end and the perpetrator of the crime, I didn't quite believe it. It seemed a little too much of a leap that really wasn't seen in earlier parts of the book."
unfinishedperson presents The A.B.C. Murders posted at Just A (Reading) Fool, saying "John Curran, who edited the official Agatha Christie newsletter for years, named this book one of the top 10 Agatha Christie mysteries, and, in my humble opinion, I believe he is correct in his assessment.
Miss MarpleMartin Edwards presents A Pocket Full of Rye posted at 'Do You Write Under Your Own Name?', saying, "Some thoughts on Julia McKenzie's TV debut as Jane Marple."
That concludes this edition.
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