Sunday 23 January 2011

ACRC Carnival 2011 #1 - January 2011

Welcome to the  January 23, 2011 edition of Agatha Christie monthly Blog Carnival.

Many thanks to those who contributed links to the Carnival this time.
We have 22 contributions from 12 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 12 Contributors - please see the items below for exact URLS of their posts.


    Yvette presents Football and A Cozy posted at in so many words.... Agatha Christie never lets me down.

    BooksPlease presents Crime Fiction Alphabet – A is for … posted at BooksPlease, saying, "As well as being a record of her life as she remembered it and wanted to relate it, her Autobiography is also full of her thoughts on life and writing. I read it slowly over several months and it was like having a daily chat with Agatha Christie!"

    Bev presents Alphabet in Crime Fiction: The Letter A posted at MY READER'S BLOCK. I'm hitting the the alphabet from both sides with And Then There Were None (aka Ten Little Indians)

    Lynossa presents Crime Fiction Alphabet 2011 (1): And Then There Were None posted at The Deranged Book Lovers. To celebrate the letter A and also to show my love to the Queen of Mystery herself, I dedicate the letter A to Agatha Christie's masterpiece: And Then There Were None.

    Jenn presents Crime Fiction Alphabet 2011 - A, posted at for love of lovely words, "A quick bit about my love of Agatha!"

    quirkyreader presents THE FLOATING ADMIRAL written In Part by Agatha Christie posted at quirkyreader, saying, "This is one of the books written by The Detection Club that Agatha Christie participated in."

    KerrieS presents Creating P.C. reading by whitewashing the classics posted at MYSTERIES in PARADISE, saying, "Agatha Christie wasn't always "politically correct". Should modern publishers "correct ' her books?"

    Nan presents Two by Agatha to almost finish the year's reading posted at Letters from a Hill Farm. THE SITTAFORD MYSTERY and A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED

    ng kai-lee presents Christie's Best and Most Unforgettable Works posted at -Zhen's Summer Cafe-. A list of 10 titles you musn't miss.

    quirkyreader presents quirkyreader - Agatha Christie's Autobiography posted at quirkyreader, saying, "The one and only Autobiography"

    Hercule Poirot

    Bev presents MURDER ON THE LINKS (Review) posted at MY READER'S BLOCK. It seems hard to believe that Murder on the Links is only the second Hercule Poirot novel--and the one where Hastings meets his soon-to-be wife and disappears to the Argentine for a vast number of books.

    Jenn presents for love of lovely words - Finished! The Mysterious Affair at Styles posted at for love of lovely words, saying, "I could have sworn I'd read before, but I must have been mistaken"

    Jose Ignacio presents Murder on the Orient Express - the film posted at The Game's Afoot. Last night I had the opportunity to watch in TeleMadrid the film version directed by Sidney Lumet in 1974

    KerrieS presents Review: DUMB WITNESS posted at MYSTERIES in PARADISE, saying, "Everyone blames Emily's accident on a rubber ball left on the stairs by her frisky terrier. But the more she thinks about her fall, the more convinced she becomes that one of her relatives is trying to kill her."

    Miss Marple

    Jo D'Arcy presents The Blue Geranium ? Agatha Christie (Short Story) posted at The Book Jotter, saying, "A review in preparation of the TV adaptation. My first short story I have read of Agatha Christie."

    Margot Kinberg presents In The Spotlight: Agatha Christie's 4:50 From Paddington posted at Confessions of a Mystery Novelist..... "Agatha Christie's Jane Marple might seem like an unlikely sleuth; ...." So what makes her so dangerous?

    Short Stories

    Jo D'Arcy presents The Blue Geranium ? Agatha Christie ? TV Adaptation posted at The Book Jotter, saying, "My follow up post to The Blue Geranium Short Story with the TV Adaptation."

    Nan presents Today's Short Story by Agatha Christie posted at Letters from a Hill Farm, saying, "A wonderful Hercule Poirot short story."


    Take a look at THE MOVING FINGER (1943) posted at The Agatha Christie Reader, "When Agatha Christie tackles poison pen letters, of course she wheels out a spinster to catch a spinster – but this is very much a novel in which Miss Marple cameos at best."

    Cristina Odone from The Telegraph writes "In terms of literary racism, Agatha Christie is truly the Queen of Crime" posted at News"If I were to write a survival guide to the flu (or flights, or train journeys, or the Oxford Tube on a Saturday morning) top of the list would be Agatha Christie. Armed with the Queen of Crime in paperback or Kindle, I can while away hours, totally immersed in a country house where murder is in the air and another kind of England is resurrected."

    Kate found Iconography: It’d Be a Crime Not To ... posted at Bitch Magazine"Crime fiction is still seen as very much a gentleman's genre, something at which fans of Agatha Christie and Patricia Highsmith, for a start, scoff vigorously (if scoffing can be performed vigorously).


    KerrieS presents ACRC Update - 20 January 2010 posted at MYSTERIES in PARADISE, saying, "Currently I am managing about a book a month, and now I'm back on schedule. This post contains a list of what I've read so and links to my reviews - 23 books and 11 collections of short stories."

    That concludes this edition.

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