Thursday 24 November 2011

ACRC Carnival 2011 #9 - November 24, 2011

Welcome to the November 24, 2011 edition of Agatha Christie monthly BlogCarnival.
Many thanks to the 16 contributors who have provided 27 blog posts for you to visit.
    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 16 Contributors - please see the items in the main part of the newsletter for exact URLS of their posts.


Yvette presents MORE Vintage Agatha Christie Covers posted at in so many words....

Margot at Joyfully Retired presents An Award Winning Nonfiction Book posted at Quirky Girls Read, saying, "I write about award winning books for Quirky Girls Read. I reviewed Agatha Christie's Secret Notebook which won the Macavity Award."

Janet Rudolph presents John Curran on Agatha Christie: Murder in the Making posted at Mystery Fanfare, saying, "An interview with John Curran, author of Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks, about his second book."

Cheryl Lyda presents Agatha Christie's Wit & Wisdom posted at Agatha Christie's Wit & Wisdom, saying, "This site contains over 300 quotes covering 100 subjects that Agatha Christie commented on in her books. Click on any one of the subjects in the List of Subjects (below left) to read what Christie wrote about that topic. Full bibliographic information is included: book title, chapter or story, publication date, and the source character (or Christie as the omniscient narrator)."

Margaret presents The Bookhound: Come, Tell Me How You Live posted at The Bookhound, saying, "Agatha Christie's autobiographical work "Come tell me how you live" about her time spent on archaeological digs in the Near East is a real joy to read. And for Christie fans gives added insight to works such as Murder in Mesopotamia and Death comes as the end."

Sarah Ahmad presents Agatha Christie's Sleuth Directory posted at The Book Nook, saying, "A list of Christie's most famous characters and detectives."

Rishi Arora presents And then there were none by Agatha Christie posted at Classic Mystery Hunt, saying, "and then there were none written by the Queen of Crime Agatha Christie is perhaps the most famous murder mystery of all time and has been adapted several times on the big screen, does Gumnam(1965) ring a bell? It’s sold over 100 million copies making it the world’s best selling mystery ever and one of the bestselling books of all time. The first of several Christie stories based on nursery rhymes, this deals out ten mysterious murders, and none was more satisfactory at the conclusion of this cryptic puzzle. This book stars no Hercule Poirot and no Jane Marple, it belongs to no series."

BooksPlease presents They Came to Baghdad by Agatha Christie: a Book Review posted at BooksPlease, saying, "Victoria Jones saves the day in this story of international espionage and conspiracy."

Patrick presents A Rant Against the Word "Cozy" posted at At the Scene of the Crime, saying, "A rant focusing on Agatha Christie but pointing out the limitations of the word "cozy" and the misconceptions it perpetuates about the mystery genre in general."

Hercule Poirot

ng kai-lee presents The Clocks posted at -Zhen's Summer Cafe-.

Nan presents Three-Act Tragedy by Agatha Christie posted at Letters from a Hill Farm.

Rishi Arora presents The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie posted at Classic Mystery Hunt, saying, "Poirot has retired for the 100th time and is settled down in an obscure little town where he dreams of growing marrows and smoking his peculiar small cigarettes, but crime follows the Belgian Detective even if he does not go looking for it."

courtney presents reminiscing on my first time. (aka Thirteen at Dinner by Agatha Christie) posted at larking., saying, "A review of Thirteen at Dinner/Lord Edgware Dies, plus a reflection back on my first encounter with Agatha Christie through this novel 17 years ago."

Bella presents Review: Death in the Clouds by Agatha Christie posted at Cozy Mystery Book Reviews.

Margot Kinberg presents In The Spotlight: Agatha Christie's Hallowe'en Party posted at Confessions of a Mystery Novelist....

Margot at Joyfully Retired presents Book Review: Dumb Witness posted at Joyfully Retired.

Rishi Arora presents Peril at end house by Agatha Christie posted at Classic Mystery Hunt, saying, "Poirot and Hastings are enjoying there vacation on the Cornish Rivera. Very soon they meet the beautiful and lively Nick. Nick is leading a charmed life she has had several very close encounters with death. A large painting fell over her bed while she was sleeping, a large boulder came tumbling down where she was bathing, the brakes of her car failed when she was going out and now Poirot discovers a hole in her hat and a bullet shell. The infallible Poirot and his faithful Watson Hastings offer to protect mademoiselle Nick."

Becky (Page Turners) presents Page Turners: Review: The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie (Christie's first novel) posted at Page Turners.

Miss Marple

Sarah Ahmad presents The Moving Finger posted at The Book Nook, saying, "The inhabitants of Lymstock, the setting for this novel, are gentle, simple people, and the humor with which Jerry and Joanna receive their comments made me laugh!"

Rishi Arora presents The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie posted at Classic Mystery Hunt, saying, "The Bantry's wake up to an unexpected visitor in their house. The servants have found the dead body of a platinum blonde in the Library, The Bantry's say they do not know who the girl is or how she got inside the house, but that denial by the Bantry's is no consolation to the wagging tongues of the villagers who accuse and start incriminating Colonel Bantry. Mrs Bantry realizes this fact and calls in the cavalry AKA the old St Mary Mead sleuth herself Miss Marple."

KerrieS presents Review: THE MOVING FINGER posted at MYSTERIES in PARADISE, saying, "Miss Marple makes such a late appearance in this one, you almost wonder why she does. Except of course she comes up with the right answer whereas others don't."

Sarah Ahmad presents Some Miss Marple posted at The Book Nook, saying, "Two of Miss Marple's best mysteries."

Short Stories

Sarah Ahmad presents The Mysterious Mr. Quin posted at The Book Nook, saying, "The most eerie collection of short stories with the intriguing character, Mr. Quin."

Nan presents Short Stories on Wednesdays - The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding posted at Letters from a Hill Farm.


ITV to broadcast new episodes featuring Christie’s Poirot and Marple - National Mystery Series | posted at Examiner, saying, "8 new stories on television in the UK in 2012."


BooksPlease presents Agatha Christie Reading Challenge – Update posted at BooksPlease, saying, "Making slow but steady progress."

KerrieS presents ACRC Update - 21 November 2011 posted at MYSTERIES in PARADISE, saying, "My calculation is that I'm about half-way on my journey."

That concludes this edition.

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