Thursday, February 26, 2015

Agatha Christie

Okay, I just mailed the box of books back to Michigan. And then I discovered I didn't like the book I saved. And Phil is reading a really long book on the Kindle.

So I am left with the books left here by
other guests. The only ones I think I might like are the ACs. Now I have read every AC but a long time ago.

These are my choices: THE PALE HORSE, MRS. MCGINTY'S DEAD, SLEEPING MURDER, AN OVERDOSE OF DEATH, THE UNDERDOG, THE BURDEN, A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED, CROOKED HOUSE, DEAD MAN"S FOLLY, NEMESIS and THE CLOCKS.

Which one would you read?

14 comments:

causer659 said...

I love Christie, and enjoyed A Murder is Announced.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Thanks!

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I was going to say the same one.

Jeff M.

RTD said...

Just to be contrary, I would argue for Nemesis. (Ironic, huh?)

RTD said...

Postscript: But I am mystified. Why settle for one when you could read them all?

pattinase (abbott) said...

They belong to the condo and I leave Sat.

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Patti, I still have a lot of Agatha Christies to read, so I can't answer your question just yet.

Sergio (Tipping My Fedora) said...

CROOKED HOUSE is one of her best stand alone titles and MURDER IS ANNOUNCED is my favourite Marple.

Deb said...

Mrs. McGinty's Dead--there's a lot going on and quite a few red herrings.

Margot Kinberg said...

Oh, I have a real fondness for Mrs. MdGinty's Dead. It was my first Christie and really sparked my interest in her work.

George said...

I would make my decision based on the copyright date. The earlier the date, the better the Christie.

Richard said...

Definitely MURDER IS ANNOUNCED or MRS. MCGINTY.

John said...

I know I'm too late, but I disagree with George. In this group you have three of her best books from her mid-career: CROOKED HOUSE, MRS. MCGINTY'S DEAD (the best from the 1950s, IMO,) A MURDER IS ANNOUCNED (the best MARPLE also from the 1950s). Then there's also THE PALE HORSE from 1961 which I think is her best stand alone.

If you went by copyright date as George suggests you'd end up reading one the weakest, least satisfying Poirot books: AN OVERDOSE OF DEATH (aka THE PATRIOTIC MURDERS, aka ONE, TWO, BUCKLE MY SHOE) which I always call "that book about the dentist".

pattinase (abbott) said...

I had to begin one before anyone responded so I picked CROOKED HOUSE.