Thursday, July 24, 2008

Dame Agatha C.

I have a confession to make. Until just a couple of years ago, I had never read any Agatha Christie. I had seen the "Murder on the Orient Express" movie (with Sean Connery, naturally) and that was about it for my Agatha exposure. I have always been a fan of mystery but I was a bit prudish about which mystery writers were acceptable to read. I made a mistake in thinking that because Agatha Christie was such a prolific writer, her writing might not have been of the highest quality. Then I gave in (when I ran out of Elizabeth Peters' Amelia Peabody series and was jonesing for some good mystery and action). I started collecting Agatha Christie's books and I haven't stopped.

I have 47 of her books right now and plans to purchase just a few more. I just can't get enough of the twisty turns and the window into British culture. I absolutely love Mr. Quin and his supernatural interventions and Mr. Parker Pyne's "problem solving". Miss Marple is incredibly smooth and bright and Poirot is impeccable. I have the first two books of the Tommy and Tuppence series but I haven't read them yet. I will be writing up some posts in the future about some of the books that I enjoyed the most.

Until the near future,

1 comment:

  1. I've never read any Agatha...but it sounds like maybe I should.