Thursday 23 December 2010

ACRC Carnival 2010 #11- December 2010

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

Many thanks to those who contributed links to the Carnival this time.
We have 18 contributions from 10 contributors.
    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 10 Contributors - please see the items below for exact URLS of their posts.

It's Christmas

KathrynC presents A Winter's Tale of Tea and Agatha Christie at Christmas posted at Tea With Mary Kate - Inspiration for Tea and Living, saying, "Winter is here! It is far too cold to be even contemplating venturing outside, but you’ll hear no cry of complaint from these quarters. What more could I wish for than a Hercule Poirot adventure on the Orient Express. But there is more to Tea with Mary Kate’s Winter’s Tale of Tea & Agatha Christie, so do join me on an adventure of Agatha Christie inspired ideas at Christmas."

KerrieS reviews HERCULE POIROT'S CHRISTMAS posted at MYSTERIES in PARADISE, saying, "An excellent read - a locked room mystery - for this time of the year, in which Christie explores the tensions that Christmas reunions often bring."


Yvette presents Vintage Agatha posted at in so many words.... LOVE these old book covers!

quirkyreader reviews PASSENGER TO FRANKFURT posted at quirkyreader. what a wild ride that was!

Roberta Rood reviews THE PALE HORSE posted at Books to the Ceiling, saying, "There is evil. And evil is powerful. Sometimes more powerful than good, A terrific read! Sleuth: Ariadne Oliver"

quirkyreader presents NEMESIS and ELEPHANTS CAN REMEMBER posted at quirkyreader, saying, "These two novels are perfect companion pieces"

ng kai-lee presents CROOKED HOUSE posted at -Zhen's Summer Cafe-, saying, "Highly recommended, one of Christie's personal favourites"

Hercule Poirot

Jennifer reviews DEAD MAN'S FOLLY posted at Reading with Tequila. saying "I enjoy the mysteries that showcase Ariadne Oliver. I love the character, who seems very much to be a caricature of Agatha Christie herself."

BooksPlease reviews CURTAIN: POIROT'S LAST CASE posted at BooksPlease, saying, "I almost couldn't bear to read this book - so sad! Poirot is even older than ever before and meets his greatest challenge."

Miss Marple

Nan reviews THE MOVING FINGER posted at Letters from a Hill Farm. "This is the third Miss Marple novel, though she doesn't make an appearance until nearly the end."


unfinishedperson presents A look back at the Agatha Christie Reading Challenge thus far (TSS) posted at An unfinished person (in this unfinished universe), saying, "I slowed down this year after getting off to a quick start last year, but hope to gear back up again for 2011. To date, I’ve read 29 of Dame Christie’s 80 novels."

quirkyreader presents quirkyreader - I Have Finished The "Christie Challenge" posted at quirkyreader, saying, "I have finished the novel/short story challenge. Check what my favourites are."

KerrieS presents ACRC Update - 7 December 2010 posted at MYSTERIES in PARADISE, saying, "Currently I am managing about a book a month. I've read 22 books and 11 collections of short stories."

Short Stories

KerrieS presents MYSTERIES in PARADISE: ACRC: Short Stories, Update #10 posted at MYSTERIES in PARADISE, saying, "I've read 11 collections of Agatha Christie Short Stories. My list now has 122 short stories on it. Some of them have appeared in more than one collection. I think I have 11 collections to go."


"DEATH IN THE CLOUDS" (1992) Review of the film posted at FELICE'S LOG, commenting, "There are two things one should know about Agatha Christie’s 1935 novel, ”Death in the Clouds”. One, it happened to be one of those ”murder in a locked room” type of mysteries that she rarely wrote about. And two, I have not read the novel since high school."

This blog post comes from Hercule Poirot Central, another lovely spot to visit. Harley Street: Physicians of Agatha Christie : "Many of Agatha Christie's physicians resided on Harley Street in her books, and of course others had their practice in the quiet English villages where they resided.
This article lists all of the medical personnel found in her mysteries."

ng kai-lee presents Peril at End House PC Game posted at -Zhen's Summer Cafe-, saying, "An adaptation of the novel where you hunt for clues and solve puzzles!"

quirkyreader presents quirkyreader - Agatha Christie's Rule of Three posted at quirkyreader, saying, "I was able to find and read the plays from "Rule of Three.""

That concludes this edition.

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