Thursday, April 30, 2015

Robin Agnew's Bookshelves

Robin and Jamie Agnew have been running AUNT AGATHA'S in Ann Arbor for more than 20 years. It is the only crime fiction bookstore in Michigan and a place you want to hang out.

What book(s) are currently on your nightstand?

THE GHOST FIELDS, Elly Griffiths, and MRS. POLLIFAX ON SAFARI, Dorothy Gilman

Who is your favorite novelist of all time?
Only one??  F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jane Austen and Ngaio Marsh. Sorry, can't just do one.

What books might we be surprised to find on your shelves?
My collection of books about figure skating, especially my treasured, signed copy of Johnny Weir's autobiography, 

Who is your favorite fictional hero?
Inspector Roderick Alleyn

What book do you return to?  
DEATH OF A PEER, Ngaio Marsh.  At last count have read it 12 times.


Margot Kinberg said...

Thanks as ever for this series, Patti. And Robin, I can see why you'd go back to Ngaio Marsh's work. She was so talented!

Sergio (Tipping My Fedora) said...

Sounds like manna from heaven!

pattinase (abbott) said...

It's like coming home. They even have toys for kids to play with as their parents look for books. And they carry the magazines too.

Charles Gramlich said...

Yeah, would be hard to name one favorite novelist

TracyK said...

It is great that a store like that is still going. I wish I could visit.

Gerard said...

Serendipity says: Ngaio Marsh's recorded message on an acetate disc and sent to her relatives.