Sunday 24 April 2011

ACRC Carnival 2011 #4 - April 24, 2011

Welcome to the April 24, 2011 edition of Agatha Christie monthly BlogCarnival.

Many thanks to those who contributed links to the Carnival this time.
We have 16 quality contributions from 11 contributors, giving us a real variety of titles..
    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 11 Contributors - please see the items below for exact URLS of their posts.
Please Note: As I will be travelling for most of May, there will be no May edition of the Agatha Christie Reading Challenge Carnival.
Get your contributions in for the 24 June 2011 edition



Yvette recommends Agatha Christie Carnival: THE AGATHA CHRISTIE WHO'S WHO compiled by Randall Toye posted at in so many words.... "If you've ever had any questions about who-was-who in any Christie book- because, let's face it, it's not so easy to keep track of everyone with such a prolific author - this is the book to go to."

KerrieS reviews TEN LITTLE NIGGERS posted at MYSTERIES in PARADISE, saying, "Christie's best-selling novel with 100 million sales to date, making it the world's best-selling mystery ever, and one of the best-selling books of all time. This title is one of Agatha Christie's most controversial."

ng kai-lee reviews DEATH COMES AS THE END posted at -Zhen's Summer Cafe-, saying, "Set in 2000 B.C. in Thebes, overlooking the Nile River, the plot has a romantic setting as well as an ingenious plot with multiple murders."

BooksPlease presents THE MAN IN THE BROWN SUIT posted at BooksPlease, saying, "The Man in the Brown Suit is an early AC book - a mix of murder mystery and international crime thriller, with a complicated plot - more on the lines of The Secret Adversary than her later books."

Hercule Poirot


Stacey at Stacey's Books has just begun her journey with THE MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR AT STYLES

Roberta Rood presents "I'm her daughter. I want the truth!" FIVE LITTLE PIGS by Agatha Christie posted at Books to the Ceiling.

BooksPlease presents Crime Fiction Alphabet – Letter M posted at BooksPlease, saying, "Agatha Christie's 6th book - a masterpiece!"

Nan presents LORD EDGWARE DIES posted at Letters from a Hill Farm. "This book was published in America under the title Thirteen At Dinner, which comes from the superstition that it is unlucky to have thirteen diners at a table. It is also said that in the case of thirteen, the one who gets up first will have bad luck."

Margot Kinberg presents The Alphabet in Crime Fiction: Agatha Christie's Mrs. McGinty's Dead posted at Confessions of a Mystery Novelist..... "I’ve a rather sentimental reason for having chosen this book; it was the first Agatha Christie novel I owned, and this was the novel that hooked me on Christie’s work. The edition you see is the copy I got for a birthday when I was a teenager."

Jj presents The Murder of Roger Ackroyd posted at citivolus sus, saying, "Very interesting murder in the small village of King's Abbot. There is gossip, engagements, secret marriages, and murder. Excellent story."

Jo D'Arcy presents Cat Among the Pigeons posted at The Book Jotter, saying, "Review of Cat Among the Pigeons. Followed by another post regarding the TV adaptation." She followed that up with  TV Adaptation "Cat Among the Pigeons", saying, "Comments and observations on the TV adaptation of Cat Among the Pigeons."

Miss Marple


Lynossa presents Crime Fiction Alphabet: M is for Marple, Jane posted at The Deranged Book Lovers. ""The young people think the old people are fools -- but the old people know the young people are fools.""

Short Stories


Jo D'Arcy presents Parker Pyne Investigates posted at The Book Jotter, saying, "Discovering and Devouring Parker Pyne."

Tommy and Tuppence

KerrieS presents Crime Fiction Alphabet: N or M?, Agatha Christie posted at MYSTERIES in PARADISE, saying, "One of the things I find fascinating about Agatha Christie novels is the way they reflect popular fear about infiltration by outside powers."



KerrieS recorded her latest update in her Agatha Christie Challenge journey.  She's read 27 books and 11 collections of short stories.

That concludes this edition.

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