Tuesday 23 February 2010

ACRC Carnival 2010 - #2

A bumper edition of the Agatha Christie Reading Challenge Blog Carnival with 25 submissions by 20 bloggers.Many thanks to those who contributed links to the Carnival.

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20 Contributors - please see the posts below for exact URLS


Elizabeth presents AND THEN THERE WERE NONE posted at Miss Lemon's Mysteries, saying, "Just when you think, dear readers, that you know who's behind this inexorable string of murders, you'll be asked to think again."

Margot reviewed THE SITTAFORD MYSTERY posted at Joyfully Retired. saying, "Agatha Christie had the ability to make each character seem like various people I’ve met."

Sam presents 10 Little Plot Holes ? And Then There Were None Film Review posted at SAS - Review Combat, saying, "My review of the film from the 1940s - a fun adaptation that is available for free to stream."

BooksPlease reviews THE PALE HORSE posted at BooksPlease, saying, "Murder and magic make a lethal mix."

Hercule Poirot

Bernadette presents EVIL UNDER THE SUN posted at Reactions to Reading, saying, "Another audio book superbly narrated by David Suchet although this story is not quite as dramatic as some of my favourite Christie tales."

Bella presents THE MYSTERY OF THE BLUE TRAIN posted at A Bibliophile's Bookshelf. saying, "I’m so very besotted with the Queen of Crime. Her mystery novels are first class."

BooksPlease presents THE HOLLOW posted at BooksPlease, saying, "A country house mystery with promising clues that just peter out. One of my favourite AC books."

Jennifer presents HALLOWE'EN posted at Reading with Tequila saying, "Hercule Poirot aids mystery writer Ariadne Oliver in an investigation into the murder of a young girl-who may have witnessed a murder herself. But unmasking the killer proves more daunting than bobbing for apples."

HelenB presents "I have no patience with the modern neurotic girl..." posted at 52 Books A Year, saying, "One of the best of the Poirot mysteries: Christie has yet to become tired of her own creation, and Hastings is a terribly inconsistent yet charming narrator."

Kristy presents THE MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR AT STYLES (1916) posted at spacebeer, saying, "Agatha Christie's first novel, and our introduction to Poirot, doesn't disappoint."

Vanda reviewed THE MURDER OF ROGER ACKROYD  at Overkill saying "a captivating and very clever story with plenty of twists and turns and red-herrings."

Sarah M. presents DEATH ON THE NILE posted at A library is a hospital for the mind..., saying, "If you could only read one Agatha Christie novel this year I might be torn as to which one to recommend and yet in the end I think I'd suggest Death On the Nile. It's a worthwhile read so go find it in your library!"

Kathrin presents DEATH ON THE NILE (graphic novel) posted at Secret Dreamworld of a Bookaholic, saying, "a great adaptation, and I can't wait to get my hands on the other graphic novels in that series."

Nan presents THE MURDER ON THE LINKS posted at Letters from a Hill Farm saying, I so enjoyed being within the pages of this excellent mystery.

Miss Marple

Margot at Joyfully Retired presents MURDER AT THE VICARAGE posted at Joyfully Retired, saying, "Finally I meet Miss Jane Marple."

KerrieS found THE THIRTEEN PROBLEMS (1932) posted at The Agatha Christie Reader, saying, "This blog is dedicated to reading and reviewing every Agatha Christie novel. It is a work in progress well worth visiting."

Jeannie presents SLEEPING MURDER posted at PINE COTTAGE BOOKS, saying, "I was excited to read this book as part of a Marple/Poirot/Holmes Challenge, more-so because I'm such a huge Agatha Christie fan."

Chris Well presents N is for NEMESIS posted at The Thrill of it All. saying, For Miss Jane Marple, it's the most baffling case of her career ..."

Mog presents THE MOVING FINGER posted at MOG'S BLOG, saying, "Good read."

Superintendent Battle

Bella presents THE SEVEN DIALS MYSTERY posted at A Bibliophile's Bookshelf saying, I really liked THE SECRET OF CHIMNEYS and this one is kind of a sequel.

Tommy and Tuppence

Ryan Groff presents PARTNERS IN CRIME posted at Wordsmithonia. saying :With this collection of stories, Agatha Christie has once again proved to me why she is the biggest selling mystery author of all time."

Short Stories

Les Blatt presents Christie in Small Doses posted at Classic Mysteries, saying, "Brief comments about the best short stories featuring Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot and Mr. Harley Quin."

KerrieS presents THE HOUND OF DEATH posted at MYSTERIES in PARADISE, saying, "In this set of 12 short stories Agatha Christie explored the unexplainable."


KerrieS presents ACRC: Short Stories, Update #6 posted at MYSTERIES in PARADISE, saying, "An update: How are your short stories coming along? I've read 70 out of an estimated 163 so far. Here is a list of the collections and stories to look for."

KerrieS presents ACRC Update - 12 February 2010 posted at MYSTERIES in PARADISE, saying, "My count so far: 16 novels and 6 short story collections."

That concludes this edition.

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