Wednesday 23 June 2010

ACRC Carnival 2010 #6

Welcome to the June 23, 2010 edition of Agatha Christie monthly Blog Carnival.

Many thanks to those who contributed links to the Carnival this time.
We have 19 contributions from 11 contributors this time.

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

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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.

Advance Notice: On 15 September 2010 Agatha Christie would have been 120 years old.
Here at the Blog Carnival we will be taking part in world wide celebrations with a blog carnival tour from 1-30 September.
Participants will volunteer for a day in September to host the carnival.  Your post of course must be related to an Agatha Christie topic. Indicate your interest in being a stop on the blog tour by leaving a comment or emailing Kerrie. More details in the July Carnival.

Today's 11 Contributors - please see the items below for exact URLS of their posts.

Featured Blog

This month's featured blog is Miss Lemon's Mysteries.
Imagine if the impeccably organized and eminently sensible Miss Felicity Lemon (private secretary to Mr. Parker Pyne and M. Hercule Poirot) were to assemble her own collection of crime fiction.... Here she recommends and discusses the choicest whodunits ever written.
Miss Lemon is currently reading DEAD MAN'S FOLLY and has just reviewed DEAD MAN'S MIRROR " a collection of chilling tales".


Norman Price links to the programme for AGATHA CHRISTIE FESTIVAL 12-19th SEPTEMBER 2010 posted at CRIME SCRAPS.

KathrynC presents Mary Kate imagines Tea at Greenway with Agatha Christie ? The loveliest place in the world posted at Tea With Mary Kate - Inspiration for Tea and Living, saying, "Ever since the National Trust announced that it was opening Greenway, I have been plotting a visit. Who could resist a glimpse of the home that inspired Agatha Christie, the Queen of Crime ?"

KerrieS says THE MURDER AT THE VICARAGE comes out on top posted at MYSTERIES in PARADISE, saying, "Which Agatha Christie title is at the top of your list? Two thirds of poll participants choose THE MURDER AT THE VICARAGE."

Margaret reviews AGATHA CHRISTIE and THE ELEVEN MISSING DAYS by Jared Cade posted at BooksPlease, saying, "A biography centred around Agatha's mysterious disappearance in 1926."

Jo reviews AND THEN THERE WERE NONE posted at Fluidity of Time, saying, "I had re-read this book and enjoyed it --- and posted my thoughts!"

Ryan Groff reviews THE SITTAFORD MYSTERY posted at Wordsmithonia. "M-U-R-D-E-R. It began as an innocent parlor game intended to while away the hours on a bitter winter night."

Sarah M. reviews AND THEN THERE WERE NONE posted at A library is a hospital for the mind..., saying, "And Then There Were None is the deadliest, darkest, most intense read of Agatha Christie's mysteries. It is a thriller. It is a puzzling mystery. It is a very intruiging study of human psyche and the depraved and decieved mind (and heart). And it is also a commentary of sorts society's views on crime and punishment. And Then There Were None is excellently well written, the characters are colorful and the plot is well crafted."

Margot at Joyfully Retired reviews WHY DIDN'T THEY ASK EVANS? posted at Joyfully Retired, saying, "This book and I just didn't connect. I was bored and disappointed."

Superintendent Battle

Sarah M. reviews MURDER IS EASY posted at A library is a hospital for the mind..., saying, "Luke Fitzwilliam solves this crime. Battle only appears in time to make the arrest. Definite page turner and an exciting read that keeps you guessing to the end."

unfinishedperson reviews EASY TO KILL posted at An unfinished person (in this unfinished universe), saying, "All in all, another good romp from Christie."

Hercule Poirot

Margaret reviews THE MYSTERY OF THE BLUE TRAIN posted at BooksPlease, saying, "Agatha Christie hated this book, but I think it's pretty good!"

Nancy Oakes reviews TAKEN AT THE FLOOD. posted at 2010: The Year in Books "Poirot's 27th adventure - and he's still going strong, although the earlier Poirot novels of the 20s & 30s were more to my liking. Recommended for fans of Poirot and for Agatha Christie readers in general - these books may be old, but they're still worth reading."

KerrieS reviews DEATH IN THE CLOUDS posted at MYSTERIES in PARADISE, saying, "This is a fascinating novel from a number of points of view: the setting is a locked room mystery taking place on one of the first passenger flights from Paris to London."

Vanda Symon reviews MURDER IN MESOPOTAMIA posted at Overkill. "I did enjoy this story. Christie captures well the tensions of the archaeological dig, complete with interfering, jealous wives, absent minded scientists, colourful locals and mysterious priests. Not to mention the beautiful victim with the fascinating and secret history."

Short Stories

Ryan Groff reviews THE MYSTERIOUS MR. QUIN posted at Wordsmithonia. He says "I highly recommend this book to everyone who wants to read really well crafted mystery writing with a tinge of the supernatural."


KerrieS found a review of SLEEPING MURDER posted at Buy Children's Books Online, saying, "This blogger says "Of all the Agatha Christie books I have read, the characters and plot of Sleeping Murder are by far the most interesting of them all.""

This looks great: Agatha Christie Vintage Bus Tour
"If you visit Torquay 26 May 2010 - 31 Oct 2010 you can take a vintage bus tour for a nostalgic trip from Torquay, to Agatha Christie's beautiful Greenway House and Garden on the banks of the River Dart."

KerrieS found Agatha Christie 4:50 from Paddington Available for Download posted at, saying, "the fourth in the wildly popular Agatha Christie game series that has generated more than 30 million downloads since it first launched in 2007."


KerrieS presents ACRC Update - 12 June 2010 posted at MYSTERIES in PARADISE, saying, "I'm 30% through - 26 out of an estimated 87 titles. This post links to all my reviews so far, as well as gives links to lists of titles."

That concludes this edition.

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