Saturday 25 February 2012

ACRC Carnival 2012 #2 - February 24, 2012

Welcome to the February edition of the Agatha Christie Reading Challenge Blog Carnival for 2012.

Many thanks to the 13 contributors who have provided 19 blog posts and discoveries 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 13 Contributors - please see the items in the main part of the newsletter for exact URLS of their posts.


Cheryl Lyda presents Women posted at Agatha Christie's Wit & Wisdom, saying, "March is women's history month, so let's see what Agatha Christie wrote about women: "Odd if it’s really that newspaper character 'the housewife' who has come into her own through war conditions. The women who, hindered by innumerable 'shall nots,' were not helped by any definite 'shalls.' Women who had to plan and think and improvise, who had to use every inch of the ingenuity they had been given, and to develop an ingenuity that they didn’t know they had got! They alone…could stand upright without a crutch, responsible for themselves and others." --Lynn Marchmont, There is a Tide, 1948
Find this and other Christie quotes on Agatha Christie's Wit & Wisdom, along with full bibliographic information."

Twelve Best: Agatha Christie. posted at a hot cup of pleasure, "Here's an interesting discussion about what are the best twelve Christie novels."

and at Classic Mystery Hunt: Best Agatha Christie Books posted at Classic Mystery Hunt Rishi listed his best 5.

KerrieS presents Review: DEATH COMES AS THE END, Agatha Christie posted at MYSTERIES in PARADISE, saying, "Agatha Christie's only historical murder mystery."

AGATHA CHRISTIE: MURDER IN THE MAKING Edited By John Curran posted at George Kelley, saying, "In this second volume John Curran focuses more on Christie’s short stories."

Hercule Poirot

stacybuckeye presents The Murder on the Links, by Agatha Christie posted at Stacy's Books, saying, "My second date with Hercule and he's growing on me."

Nan presents Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie posted at Letters from a Hill Farm. Five Little Pigs is one of the more complex, psychological mysteries, and in my opinion, one of Agatha Christie's very best.

Marie presents I love reading: Poirot Investigates, a short story collection posted at I ♥ reading. Marie asks "Sherlock Holmes vs. Hercule Poirot: Who's your favourite fictional detective?"

BooksPlease presents Crime Fiction Pick of the Month: January One, Two, Buckle My Shoe posted at BooksPlease, saying, "A visit to the dentist can be fatal - for the dentist!"

Margot at Joyfully Retired presents Book Review: Death On the Nile posted at Joyfully Retired. " As I read this one, my overwhelming thought was that Agatha Christie must have had so much fun writing this book."

Miss Marple

BooksPlease presents Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie: a Book Review posted at BooksPlease, saying, "Miss Marple tackles a 'cold case' murder in her last case. this was written in the 1940s but was only published in 1976 after Agatha Christie's death."

Nan also presents Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie posted at Letters from a Hill Farm. saying, "This was published posthumously, and is referred to as 'Miss Marple's Last Case,' though happily for the reader she is not infirm, nor does she die. In fact, I thought her more sensitive, and sharper than I've seen her before."

Superintendent Battle

Joanne presents The Secret of Chimneys by Agatha Christie posted at Seagreen Reader. There are some wonderful characters in this story.

Short Stories

Camille LaGuire presents Friday Favorites - The Labors Of Hercule Poirot posted at The Daring Novelist, saying, "A review of the short story collection "The Labours of Hercules.""

KerrieS presents Review: Some Agatha Christie short stories posted at MYSTERIES in PARADISE, saying, "Just 4 short stories reviewed here - all Hercule Poirot and most related to a theme of femme fatale."

Yvette presents Vintage Mysteries Reading Challenge 2012 - Review: THREE BLIND MICE by Agatha Christie posted at in so many words.... I hadn't read this collection of Christie short stories in many years ..... I have the old Dell version but I have to hold it very carefully as some of the pages are falling out.

KerrieS presents Review: THE HARLEQUIN TEA SET AND OTHER STORIES, Agatha Christie posted at MYSTERIES in PARADISE, saying, "Although I knew that THE HARLEQUIN TEA SET was a collection of 9 short stories published in 1997 in the US and Canada, I had not expected to find that I had read them all."


KerrieS presents Agatha Christie: Entry - Agatha Christie Book Collection launches in UK and Eire posted at Agatha Christie site, saying, " has launched a new Agatha Christie Collection of 80 hardcovers to be available in UK monthly by subscription or newsagents with magazines for introductory offer £1.99. After that you seem to pay for 2 issues a month for a total of £5.99"


KerrieS presents MYSTERIES in PARADISE: Agatha Christie Novels posted at MYSTERIES in PARADISE, saying, "This is my update page for the 36 novels and 12 short story collections I have read so far."

That concludes this edition.

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