Christie at 130: Great Agatha Christie Reads to Start With

Happy birthday to the Queen of Mystery! Today marks the 130th birthday anniversary of the great mystery writer, Agatha Christie. My love for Christie’s talent to web a good mystery is a recent discovery and the only I regret I have is that I didn’t discover her sooner! Her ability to create a good mystery and have you hooked from beginning to end is a feat that not every author can achieve.

Are you looking for a Christie novel but you don’t know which one to start with? Christie wrote 74 novels, 16 plays and 28 short story collections, so it may be hard to figure out which book to start. Here are some great book recs that will have you love Christie as mush as I do:

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Book Review: They Do It With Mirrors by Agatha Christie

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Format: Paperback

Pages: 214 pages

Published: 1952

Publisher: Harper

Genre: Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers

Synopsis:

Miss Marple senses danger when she visits a friend living in Stoneygates, a rehabilitation center for delinquents. Her fears are confirmed when someone shoots at the administrator. Although he is not injured, a mysterious visitor is less fortunately shot dead simultaneously in another part of the building.

Pure coincidence? Miss Marple thinks not, and must use all her cunning to solve the riddle of the stranger’s visit … and his murder.

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Book Review: The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie 

Format:  Paperback

Pages: 272 pages

Published: February 1942

Publisher: HarperCollins

Genre: Fiction, Mystery & Thriller

 

 

 

Synopsis:

“When the Bantry’s wake up to find the body of a beautiful, young stranger in their library, Dolly Bantry knows there’s only one person to call: her old friend Miss Marple.

Who was the young girl? What was she doing in the library? And is there a connection with another dead girl, whose charred remains are discovered in an abandoned quarry?

Miss Marple must solve the mystery, before tongues start to wag, and the murderer strikes again.”

I love reading Agatha Christie’s novels. For someone who loves reading mystery books, I can’t believe it took this long for me to discover Christie’s great works. This is 5th book by her that I read this year and I have yet to be disappointed.

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