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The ABC Murders (Poirot)
The ABC Murders (Poirot) | Agatha Christie
Agatha Christies world-famous serial killer mystery, reissued with a striking cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers.
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vivastory
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📚ABC Murders (one of my favorite Christie novels)
🖋️Ania Ahlborn (also Attenberg, Jami & Awad, Mona)
🎬A24's St. Maud (okay, I'm cheating a bit, but I watched this last night & I was both horrified & saddened by it)
🎤Angel Olsen
🎧 Ain't Killed Me Yet-Adia Victoria (hon. mention to insanely catchy All I Ever Asked-R. Chinouriri)
#manicmonday #letterA @CBee
Thanks for the tag @sprainedbrain
Want to join @Addison_Reads @Branwen @Leftcoastzen

CBee Thanks for playing 😊😊 4mo
Leftcoastzen Thanks for the tag! 4mo
Megabooks A24 rocks! It seems they have a hand in most movies I enjoy. (edited) 4mo
vivastory @Megabooks It's so true! My favorite movie last year was an A24 (The Green Knight) & although there have been some worthy contenders (esp Nope, The Northman ) my favorite so far this year (Everything Everywhere etc) is an A24 4mo
Megabooks I definitely need to watch Everything Everywhere this weekend! 4mo
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lonelybluenights
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After a month and a half of rehearsing and performing in a play, I‘m now easing my mind and body back into normalcy with some tea and Agatha Christie. 🥰

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zurazureen
Mehso-so

Plot twists

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ImperfectCJ
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I really enjoyed this Christie. It follows the formula, but with enough little twists to make it a bit different from the usual. I really like the metaphor of the pin and pin cushion, which I don't think is a spoiler, but I am ridiculously bad about accidentally spoiling things so apologies if I just ruined this book for you.

ImperfectCJ And this novel reminded me of something I learned just recently: that there are places in the UK that are faster to get to by train than by car, which blows my US-born-and-raised mind. 9mo
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ferskner
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4. No question, I just really like this cover! Ca-caw!

#agathachristieclubR2

TheAromaofBooks The background lightning strike is very dramatic. I absolutely love the insane variety of covers for her books. 10mo
Gissy I like that print😍 10mo
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ferskner @TheAromaofBooks @Gissy isn't it a trip?? 10mo
Gissy @ferskner yes!! 😍 10mo
Linsy It is excellent!! 10mo
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ferskner
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3. Many contemporary reviewers considered this one of Christie's best, and current lists also rank this within her top 10. How do you think this stacks up against her best novels?

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Laughterhp I won‘t be able to completely judge until I‘ve read all her books. This one isn‘t my favorite but it‘s definitely up there right now. 10mo
TheAromaofBooks I think this one is really well plotted with a clever twist. Setting up that poor guy to take the fall is also a creepy/well done part of the story. I'm not sure it's my all-time favorite, but it's definitely a solid entry. @Laughterhp 10mo
ferskner @Laughterhp @TheAromaofBooks yeah I would agree - not my #1, but probably top 10? Interestingly, David Suchet and Hugh Fraser both consider this a favorite. 10mo
Linsy @Laughterhp @ferskner @TheAromaofBooks I don't think I'd rank this in my personal top 10 Christies, but I can definitely see why it's so highly recommended. Definitely seems like a solid rec for most readers! 10mo
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2. Christie uses techniques typically seen in thrillers rather than mysteries in this book. Can you identify how this book is different than her typical Poirot novels? (If not, I'll tell you!) Did you enjoy this difference?

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ferskner I kind of answered this in question 1, but at first it frustrated me to know who did it because that's not really how mysteries work, but then of course Christie knows better than I do and is just messing with me! 10mo
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ferskner
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Please remember to tag all other commenters so we can keep the conversation going!

1. Did you enjoy this book? Why or why not?

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bthegood I did enjoy this book, but in my review I didn't mention why specifically. The mystery was good and it was interesting in terms of how it was written - a serial killer that is taunting Poirot (if I remember correctly?) 10mo
Laughterhp I enjoyed this one too. I first read it in 2018, so this was a reread. This time I‘m listened on audio and really enjoyed it. I remembered a little of who the killer was but not specifically, so it didn‘t ruin the story for me. @bthegood 10mo
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TheAromaofBooks Like @Laughterhp this was a reread for me. I remembered who the “actual“ victim was but couldn't exactly remember who killed them. This one definitely does an amazing job of scattering red herrings everywhere haha @bthegood 10mo
ferskner @bthegood @Laughterhp @TheAromaofBooks I feel the same way - I really like this one. I think Christie is tricky with playing with the suspense device of knowing who the killer is from the beginning (the difference I mentioned in question 3 but then turns it on its head! 10mo
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Ughhhhhhhhhh #agathachristieclubR2 friends, I've super let you down. I read this book back in October and then promptly got so overwhelmed with committee work until January that I never posted questions. Between that, work, and travel, I've never gotten caught up, and I'm sorry for that. Can we reset? ⬇️

ferskner I'll still be busy with committee work this year, but I have a better grasp on it now. That means I can gauge my responsibilities better. I'll need to take occasional months off when we're judging, but who doesn't mind a break now and then?

I'm posting discussion questions in posts following this one. Nothing too detailed because I know everyone read it months ago!
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TheAromaofBooks I'm always fine with whatever works for you!! I think scheduled months off are totally acceptable. 10mo
Linsy I'm happy for a reset! I keep getting behind as it is, gives me a chance to catch up on some other reading! 10mo
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11/52: The ABC Murders

I liked this book a lot, it was a cozy murder mystery for the wintertime and the ending really threw me. I actually came across this book from the book “Horrid” I read earlier. Great book.

#agathachristie #mystery #readingchallenge #fiction

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Cazxxx
A.B.C. Murders | Agatha Christie
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These are my most read authors of all time. What are yours?

ChaoticMissAdventures Wow! Look at all that Christie! I tend to read people who only have a handful of books out. My goal this year though is to read all of Toni Morrison, and more Christie, Rowling is towards the middle of my list with her 7 HP book I read decades ago and I want to push her off with better people! 10mo
Cazxxx @ChaoticMissAdventures My parents had all the Christie books so my obsession started very young! I have a lot of authors I love and read all their books. I‘ve never read anything by Toni Morrison but keep meaning to and must be one of the only people not to have read any Harry Potter 😄 10mo
ChaoticMissAdventures @Cazxxx I was a bookseller when the HP all came out and it felt like a requirement then. Honestly they are not writing well, so glad you saved yourself!! I only started tracking books in 2012, I probably have read most of early Grisham's I was obsessed with him in highschool. But my memory is so bad I don't remember that far back to count them 😂 10mo
Cazxxx @ChaoticMissAdventures I really do t feel I missed out on anything not reading them. It‘s very hard to remember books from way back but they pop into my head and I add them to goodreads and StoryGraph, it‘s taken me ages to build them both up. My memory isn‘t great either 😅 10mo
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SolaRaynor
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I had a hard time putting this one down. An excellent mystery, one of the best I've read.

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peanutnine
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Another lovely mystery by Madame Christie. I'm always so impressed that each time she has a new way to tell a story. In this one, Poirot receives letters from an ABC telling him of his plans for murder. Each victim's name starts with the same letter as the town they live in. Hastings is back to visit this time, which I always enjoy. And as he recounts the story, he adds in the perspective of ABC throughout. It's an interesting dynamic.

SolaRaynor Sounds awesome! I've read a few Poirot mysteries, I'll have to keep an eye out for this one :) 13mo
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Linsy
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Another excellent Christie! I saw the recent adaptation, so I was worried it wouldn't be as engaging ... turns out I shouldn't have worried! I totally forgot the ending.

I love audio puzzling! Haven't been able to do it for a while since I have small kids, but the husband got me a puzzle and some me time and it was heaven!!

#agathachristieclubr2

Texreader Beautiful! I love audiopuzzling as well 13mo
Crazeedi That is a beautiful puzzle 13mo
Cupcake12 Love the colours x 13mo
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peanutnine
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Update: the cats are multiplying 😂
#audiocrochet #catsoflitsy

IuliaC 😻😸 13mo
SolaRaynor Cats and crochet! Awesome :) 13mo
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peanutnine
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#audiocrocheting with this snuggle bug 😻
#camothecat #catsoflitsy

wanderinglynn So sweet! ❤️🐱 13mo
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Linsy
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My husband is leaving for a week with his mom, so I decided to try to catch up on as much Agatha Christie as possible to keep me busy. I also grabbed Maureen Johnson's Guide to Not Getting Murdered in a Quaint English Village because it goes with the theme and sounds delightful!

I start tomorrow and go until the 10th. First up: The ABC Murders (which is fitting because I just started alphabet week with the kids).

#agathachristieclubr2

SamanthaMarie This sounds like an absolutely fun way to spend a week apart. My husband leaves for his job a lot and I'm going to have to start doing these theme weeks!! 🙌🏻 13mo
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Reached my #20in4 goals @Andrew65

Loved this book - had not read it or seen the movie - had heard about it as it was referenced in another book I read (Rules for Perfect Murders) - #AgathaChristieClubR2 @ferskner

Andrew65 Congratulations 👏👏👏🙌🥳🥳😍👍😊🍾🥂 13mo
bthegood @Andrew65 thx for hosting and thx for support - 13mo
Andrew65 Thanks 😍 13mo
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bthegood
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Happy Halloween everyone!

I'll be reading, watching scary movies, and handing out candy!!

#Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter

Make a great day everyone🎃👻

Sleepswithbooks Sounds like the best day ever! Happy Halloween 🎃 13mo
bthegood @Sleepswithbooks thx happy halloween to you too! 13mo
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bthegood
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Thanks for the tag @peanutnine and @Enchanted_Bibliophile
#ThinkPositiveBePositive

Shout out to @Avanders @Rissa1 @AkashaVampie

Make a great day everyone 👻

Avanders Great quote ☺️ 13mo
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Here is my week 3 wrap up - 1137 points for week 3/ total points =3557

#Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick
#Screamathon @4thhouseontheleft
#Spookoween @TheSpineView
#Wickedathon @StayCurious
#OutstandingOctober @Andrew65

Make a great week and great last week of October!!

TheSpineView Great job 13mo
Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 13mo
Clwojick Awesome job! You're on fire! 🔥 13mo
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TheAromaofBooks
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Forgot to post my week 2 points @Clwojick - is it too late??

1118 for the week, giving me a total of 2488 so far.

#Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter

Clwojick Awesome job! Way to go! 14mo
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TheAromaofBooks
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It had been a while since I read this one, so while I had a vague memory of one of the twists, I couldn't exactly remember how it all came together. I really enjoyed the pacing here, although having the little group of relatives of the victims decide to come together and "help" with the case did feel slightly contrived lol Still good fun here. I had to take a picture of both covers of this edition since I love the quote on the back.

IndoorDame Great edition! 14mo
Laughterhp What a great cover!! 14mo
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Andrew65 Going well 👏👏👏 14mo
TheSpineView Awesome! 14mo
ferskner That's an amazing cover! 14mo
Clwojick Love the cover! 14mo
TheAromaofBooks @IndoorDame @Laughterhp @ferskner @Clwojick - Several of her books have been reprinted with these new covers of awesomeness and I need them allll - they also have gorgeous end papers!!! 14mo
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Yay!! #OutstandingOctober starts tomorrow. My goal is going to be 2700 pages!! Hoping to read the tagged book as well as the next five books in the Leaphorn & Chee series, but we will see how the week unwinds!!!

@Andrew65

JamieArc And it coincides with Dewey‘s 24-hour readathon on the 23rd! 14mo
Andrew65 Good luck 😊🤣 14mo
TheAromaofBooks @JamieArc - I've never participated in the Dewey readathon. Is there any kind of official host for it here on Litsy, or is it mostly blog/YouTube? 14mo
JamieArc @TheAromaofBooks There are official hosts, but not quite sure where they are located. There is a huge GoodReads group, so maybe there. I don‘t formally participate, but just spend the day reading, knowing others are as well. Tagged you on another post with a link to more info 14mo
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Here is the upcoming schedule for #agathachristieclubR2, and this month marks me rejoining the club in real reading time! I'd read all of our previous books during the original #agathachristieclub, but now we're caught up and I can jump back in. Woohoo!

All are welcome to join!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! I missed September but have a spiffing new edition of October's book to read, so I'm excited!! Cards on the Table doesn't even sound vaguely familiar to me, so I'm going to have to find a copy of that one lol 14mo
Emu Yay, I have a holiday coming up. ☺️Reading is on the schedule 🥳📚 14mo
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bthegood If it's not too late to join please add me to the reading group, thanks😊 14mo
ferskner @bthegood of course! We're happy to have you! 14mo
SarahBookInterrupted Can you add me to the club 7mo
ferskner @SarahBookInterrupted of course! I'm sorry, I've been away for a while! 7mo
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galueth28
The ABC Murders (Poirot) | Agatha Christie
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Another fun mistery!

Although, as something of a serial killer fan, I found the killer a bit underwhelming.

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ishan0986
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No matter how much busy I get, I always find time for Agatha. Read this in one sitting😅, couldn't put it down. She is truly the Queen of Crime 👸

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JoeMo
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4.5/5 - This is the most fun installment of the Poirot mysteries that I‘ve read to this point! I almost feel guilty for having doubted Agatha Christie and all of the fans that claim that this is among the best of the series. Around 85% of the way through the book, it looked like things were headed for a rather pedestrian end….until the big reveal!

#bookspinbingo

jewright I always mean to read some Agatha Christie, and I haven‘t. 1y
JoeMo @jewright I was the same way until I finally started reading some of her work about two years ago. Her books have a bit more substance than modern “cozy mysteries” while still being rather brisk and lighthearted compared to grittier thrillers. I read them when I want a break from darker stuff. (edited) 1y
bthegood @JoeMo this sums her writing up perfectly - I have recently started reading more of her work - and I do enjoy it (nice break from intense thrillers/mystery and cozy mysteries). 👍 😊 1y
TheAromaofBooks Like anyone with such a huge number of published works, Christie has her ups and downs, but overall I'm rarely disappointed when I pick one up. And some of them are delightfully humorous. 1y
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Laughterhp
The ABC Murders (Poirot) | Agatha Christie
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Finished this today for #AgathaChristieBookClubR2

This one was a reread for me. I first read this book in 2018 so I remembered who the killer was but it didn‘t take my enjoyment away. This time I listened to the audiobook because I love Hugh Fraser.

Also, it made up for the awful Amazon prime adaptation they made a few years ago that I hated.

janeycanuck Oh man… I‘m so behind! I still haven‘t finished Death in the Clouds. 1y
Laughterhp @janeycanuck I love listening to them on audio, so I go through them so quickly! 1y
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LibraryCin
The ABC Murders (Poirot) | Agatha Christie
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I listened to the BBC Dramatization (though I didn‘t grab it on purpose), which is usually better for me than the books. I‘ve found that many of these “golden age” (and earlier) mysteries just aren‘t my thing. I liked the premise behind it, but this one still (even the dramatization) didn‘t hold my attention well enough to follow everything. It may have been better (for me) than reading the actual book, though

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katy4peas
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This one was a lot of fun with twists and turns. Really enjoyed it. A great pick for #lmpbc.

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RamsFan1963
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description or reason for wanting to read the book. Some are old and some will be new. Don't judge me - I have a lot of books.
Day 335

#tbrmountain #bookbuyingdiet

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DGRachel
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Poirot and Hastings are my least favorite Christie characters. They both drive me insane. However, I found this mystery to be delightful. I do find myself thinking “well, that was predictable” because I forget that Christie is the original. 🤦🏻‍♀️ Regardless of whether you figure out the whodunnit or you remain as clueless as Hastings, this is still one of the better Poirot stories, IMO, with great secondary characters.

rabbitprincess This is one of my faves as well 😊 2y
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Hey Amber! Just a quick note to let you know the #LMPBC book arrived today! I hope you have a great weekend!

#groupn #round11

katy4peas I got mine the other day too! 😁 2y
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Skygoddess1
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I really enjoyed this Poirot. I loved the cat and mouse chase between Poirot and the serial killer. Now to watch the film adaptation. #AuthorAMonth #LittenListen #WinterGames2020 #TeamReadNosedReindeer #BookSpinBingo +16 pts

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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vlwelser
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When you really think about this one, it has the only truly logical outcome. It's Poirot 13 and I borrow these from my mum. She seems to have the entire set. I can have more if I return some.

I'm also reading Caste which is tough to read in large batches. This was a good counter balance.

#BookSpinBingo free space
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks It's been quite a while since I read this one - it's about due for a revisit!! 2y
vlwelser @TheAromaofBooks I'm slowly reading all of them in order. It's weird to think I've read 13 of these Poirot books. I'm only on like 5 for Miss Marple so far. 2y
TheAromaofBooks There are definitely more Poirot stories than Marple ones, so that's probably part of it!! I also have a soft spot for Tommy & Tuppence. 2y
vlwelser @TheAromaofBooks I love Tommy & Tuppence. I finished those first. 2y
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Vivlio_Gnosi
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
As always, Christie is magical in her plot and twists. This is a great mystery to listen to when you need a quick break.
#audiobook #Mystery #murder #Detective

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Vivlio_Gnosi
The ABC Murders (Poirot) | Agatha Christie
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Started listening to one of Agatha's most famous mysteries. #Mystery #murder #Detective #HerculePoirot #audiobook

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Scochrane26
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Read 2 more Christie books, both Poirot, one another “locked room” mystery. Death in the Clouds was good, but it seemed to have a lot in common with Three Act Tragedy. Also, a few racist comments.
The tagged was very enjoyable. A different kind of plot & interesting conclusion. Two more for #scarathlon #teamslaughter & for #bookspinbingo
I decided to participate in #outstandingoctober I read 6.5 hours yesterday. @Andrew65 @Clwojick

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 These racist comments are a problem with books from the so-called Golden age! 😔 2y
Scochrane26 @Andrew65 Some of Christie‘s books aren‘t as bad as others. Death in the Clouds has a statement about 2 characters though—that they didn‘t “like negroes”. Wow 2y
Andrew65 @Scochrane26 Surprised they haven‘t been edited out by now! 2y
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1. Started tagged. Also listening to Twisted Twenty-Six on audio.
2. I started We Ride Upon Sticks but haven‘t finished it yet. The last finished book w/ Witches was Time‘s Convert.
3. I‘m not a fan of scary movies. Haven‘t watched TV much lately.
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Lillie
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One more Agatha Christie, this time The ABC Murders which I read for my #EightPerfectMurdersProject. Hercule Poirot is the best. Enjoyed the book and the watched the episode on #britbox. Fantastic!

Another great series is Ann Cleeves' Vera Stanhope mysteries. Watched the series first and then started the books. Telling Tales is the second one. Good writer.

DeathTrap-one more for the EPM project. Ok.

The Guest List was pretty good.

3/4

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Julsmarshall
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Excellent, one of Christie‘s best! I read this both for the #Readyoursign challenge, Christie is a #virgo author, the ❤️ sign of #pisces , and to prepare to read 8 Perfect Murders.

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thereadingowlvina
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Loved everything about this book! Brilliant plot, endearing characters, right pacing and wowza ending!

Rating: 5⭐

For my full review please visit https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3358412296?book_show_action=false&from_rev...

AvidReader25 This was such a great one! 3y
thereadingowlvina @AvidReader25 Yes! Agree! 😄 3y
vivastory One of my favorites 3y
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Julsmarshall
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Diving in! #lunchandabook

Lillie Have this on hold at my library. Can‘t wait to dive into it. Enjoy! 3y
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vanslibanan
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Saw this BBC adaptation back in Dec 2018. Just randomly started reading my first Poirot/Agatha Christie.
#bookstoscreen

Scochrane26 I started reading her books when Murder on the Orient Express came out but have been making an effort to read them regularly this year. 3y
Mrs_B I saw that when it came out. Was very good. 3y
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RaeLovesToRead
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I love the 1930s style cover of my copy of ABC murders. It doesn't match the rest of my Agatha Christie books, but it was worth it!

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mydearwatson
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I hate sorting/ folding clothes. I do enjoy watching murder mysteries, especially ones that are British AND bookish. Makes chores much more enjoyable.

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MeganLindell
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️

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BGam
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I m not much of an audio reader but this BBC audio edition of Hercule Poirot cases are quite enjoyable. Not the usual narration by one single person but the dialogues and the narration are done by whole set of narrators. It‘s dramatised with music as well just as I would imagine the scenes to be like. I wouldn‘t mind listening to The Murder of Roger Ackroyd played out here now that I have just finished reading it.

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Lizpixie
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Bk4 Of #24B4Monday #24B42020 #readathon & Bk15 Of #WinterGames for #TeamNutcracker is done! I‘m in love with these new hardcovers of Dame Agatha, I‘m hoping they‘ll be releasing if not all then at least most of her best in them. This one is a fairly early Poirot, set in 1935, it has both Hastings & Japp, though Japp only peripherally, and involves poison pen letters, a patsy & an alphabetical killer. Enjoyable👍 #TBRRead 16pts #PointsTotal-2,469

Andrew65 One I need to get to. Well done on the time. 👏👏👏 3y
Maria514626 I just watched this on Amazon video. So good! 🎦 3y
vivastory Who is publishing these amazing editions? 3y
JazzFeathers It is really a beautiful edition. 3y
Lizpixie @vivastory they‘re from Harper Collins, I assume it‘s the same publisher worldwide👍 3y
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