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Halloween Party
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
A teenage murder witness is drowned in a tub of apples... At a Hallowe'en party, Joyce-a hostile thirteen-year-old-boasts that she once witnessed a murder. When no-one believes her, she storms off home. But within hours her body is found, still in the house, drowned in an apple-bobbing tub. That night, Hercule Poirot is called in to find the 'evil presence'. But first he must establish whether he is looking for a murderer or a double-murderer...
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AvidReader25
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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Mehso-so

‪The newest Poirot movie was based on this, but very little of the story remained the same. This one didn't hold my attention like others in the series. A young girls is killed after claiming to have witnessed a murder, but everyone says she was a compulsive liar. Poirot works with a famous author to try to solve the case. Not a bad mystery, just missing some of the urgency in Christie's others.‬

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TheReadingReceptionist
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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WTF DID I JUST READ 😂😂😂😂 i enjoyed it but WTF

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dabbe
Hallowe'en Party | Christie, Agatha
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One of her later novels (published in 1969), Christie hauls out Poirot from her bookcase of detectives to solve the mystery of 13-year-old Joyce's death, an annoying girl who is drowned in a bucket while bobbing for apples at a Halloween Party. Even Poirot seems a bit hackneyed on this job. A semi-enjoyable and fast read, but not one of Christie's best. The ending also was too abrupt, like she was hurrying to meet a deadline. A low pick. 3.5/5.

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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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And just like that, Halloween and #Scarathlon are over for another year. It was a great month!!! My points post will come later today! 🎃 #scarathlonphotochallenge #halloween #blackcatcrew

BookwormAHN Yay 🐈‍⬛️ 4mo
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Chrissyreadit
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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I finished this #scarathlon #hhc #buddy read. It did take me a few weeks- because I‘m slow reading these days, but I enjoyed it very much! I like the way Poirot seeks information, and was ultimately very surprised by the ending. (also @wanderinglynn I use this mug often 🖤🖤🖤)

wanderinglynn 🖤🖤🖤 4mo
dabbe I'm only a few chapters from being done--just couldn't get it in by 10/31. 🧡🖤💜 4mo
JessieKB LOVE the mug!!!!🖤🧡💜 4mo
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Gissy
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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#Scarathlon photo challenge Day 31
#halloween 🎃

I enjoyed this one

Last photo challenge, until next year 👋

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OriginalCyn620
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Read this a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it! Haven‘t seen the new movie adaptation yet but it‘s on my list.

#scarathlon #TeamCreepinItReal #scarathlonphotochallenge #halloween 6 pts

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Emilymdxn
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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I can‘t believe I‘m already posting the final photo of the #scarathlonphotochallenge 🎃 I do not understand how this month has gone by so fast

#scarathlon #skeletoncrew

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Lizpixie
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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#ScarathlonPhotoChallenge #Day31 #Halloween Happy Halloween my fellow Scarathloners! Of course I had to use Dame Agatha for this prompt🎃 #Scarathlon #SpookyGhostClub 6pts

IndoorDame I love those editions! That one is gorgeous! 4mo
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Lizpixie
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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AllDebooks That's a great cover 👌 4mo
Lizpixie @AllDebooks it‘s the new special edition hardcover! I love it.🦇 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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TheSpineView Great job! 4mo
Read4life Wonderful 🍁👻🎃 4mo
Andrew65 A true Halloween classic 👏👏👏 4mo
Catsandbooks 🙌🏼🦇🧡 4mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 4mo
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willaful
Hallowe'en Party | Christie, Agatha
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One of her later, weaker books Too many extremely similar speeches by different characters who all seem to have the mindset of an elderly person frightened by the changing world.

#Scarathlon #TeamMischiefAndMayhem

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wideeyedreader
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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She really stumped me with this one—I had no clue who it could be till the end! Not my favorite, but very good, of course. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

dabbe I'm almost done with it. Love me some Agatha Christie, especially at this time of year! 🖤🎃🖤 4mo
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TheReadingReceptionist
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie

umm while i love Poirot i find myself bored more often than not 😅 this would be better as a podcast

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AroundTheBookWorld
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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JessieKB
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Mehso-so

Finally finished this team read! Moved a little slow to me overall and definitely had to be paying attention. I did enjoy Poirot‘s character and I still want to watch the movie. I think we all felt similarly.🤷🏻‍♀️#scarathlon #hhc

dabbe Just started this today. The so-so consensus is real. 🤩🤗😃 4mo
Chrissyreadit I started last night- but literally fell asleep. It may not have been due to the book though. i was tired… 4mo
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Mitch
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Mehso-so

The mystery of this one I thought was going to be compelling - but it feel quite flat and far fetched as we reached the ending. It was darker than earlier Christie‘s - the victims, largely ignore as is usual, but being children this seemed so much more callous.

Gissy Pretty edition😍 4mo
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KaylasReadingNook
Hallowe'en Party | Christie, Agatha
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Cute book to read around Halloween and get a mental thrill from Christie‘s detective story. If you enjoy tracing through the wires and theories of detective stories then this is the book for you as always in the Hercule Pirot mystery books.

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BookwormOfTheDamned
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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Panpan

New book review up! Click the link to see what I think of this book.

https://youtu.be/4fBfL6PQVlI?si=eCMWjKIYcXExhrL2

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Morr_Books
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 4mo
Read4life 🍁👻🎃 4mo
TheSpineView Fantastic! 4mo
Catsandbooks 🙌🏼🦇🧡 4mo
Andrew65 Brilliant 🎃🧙‍♀️🎃 4mo
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AmyK1
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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This is a low pick for me-definitely not my favorite Christie. Still interesting with lots of twists and secrets.

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IndoorDame
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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This was a reread for me. Even though it‘s not my favorite Christie, I love the non American Halloween traditions you get a glimpse of here! #scarathlon #skeletoncrew @Emilymdxn

AlaMich My hold for this just came in. I was a huge AC fan as a teenager but I don‘t think I‘ve read this one. I‘m looking forward to it. 4mo
Emilymdxn I feel like I read so many Christie‘s as a teenager I was just ramming ten a week into my eyes and I now can‘t remember anything that happened in a single one so I really need to reread 4mo
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BookmarkTavern
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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Mehso-so

When a young girl claims to have witnessed a murder, & then is found killed, a lot of old secrets are unearthed & Poirot & Ariadne Oliver are on the case.

It‘s a shame that this is 1 of the few Christie novels I saw the Suchet movie first, because it‘s a good mystery. It‘s pacing is a little off, & there are so many characters, & mysteries upon mysteries! 😅But a clever twist I didn‘t predict, & I love Ariadne as a character. 🌕🌕🌕🌗🌑

BookmarkTavern Chapters 3 and 21 description of off page child murders 4mo
Catsandbooks 👏🏼🎃💚 4mo
dabbe 🧡🎃🧡 4mo
5feet.of.fury There‘s always too many characters in hers and I‘m so lost 😂 loved the movie though! 4mo
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Nessavamusic
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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Mehso-so

This was ok. Not that thrilling or engaging, but a quick read. I saw the movie first, it is completely different and much more fun. I would watch that and skip this one. 3⭐️

Team read for #HHC 4 hours of reading #Scarathlon

#bookspinbingo #falling4booksbingo #bookwormbingo
#Afterdarkbingo
#bookishoctoberbookbingo #halloweenreadathon #2023scaredycatreadingchallenge #thrillerbookbingo #swiftieerasghostsreadingchallenge #rushathon⬇️

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Chrissyreadit
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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#scarathlon #hhc My list of related books- I found a link filled with books i want to read. 300 points

dabbe 🧡🎃🧡 5mo
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LadyCait84
Hallowe'en Party | Christie, Agatha
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Week 1 Game!

Tapped out at 50. A listed assortment of Poirot novels and death-at-a-party books and titles taken from Shakespeare and other horror stories based on “true” events.

#scarathlon #hhc #halloweenhexescoven

@dabbe @BookmarkTavern @Liatrek @JessClark78 @Chrissyreadit @TheDaysGoBy @vonnie862 @Sresendez12 @Nessavamusic @JessieKB

dabbe 🧡🎃🧡 5mo
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BookmarkTavern
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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dabbe 🧡🎃🧡 5mo
AnnCrystal I'm a fan of Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, I should give her Poirot a try... 5mo
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Deblovestoread
Hallowe'en Party | Christie, Agatha
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Catsandbooks 👍🏼🧡🎃 5mo
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LadyCait84
Hallowe'en Party | Christie, Agatha
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I had guessed the who and the why, but needed Poirot to spell out the how of it all. Another enjoyably twisty mystery from the queen of the genre.

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LadyCait84
Hallowe'en Party | Christie, Agatha
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I‘m finishing up our team‘s buddy read on this wonderfully chilly morning and my cozy sweatshirt happens to fit photo challenge prompt 7: “pumpkin.”

Not pictured: my pumpkin spice latte.

#scarathlon #hhc #halloweenhexescoven

@dabbe @BookmarkTavern @Liatrek @JessClark78 @Chrissyreadit @TheDaysGoBy @vonnie862 @Sresendez12 @Nessavamusic @kelli7990 @JessieKB

TheDaysGoBy Love the sweatshirt! 5mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 5mo
Monica5 Love your shirt ❤️ 5mo
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BarkingMadRead
Hallowe'en Party | Christie, Agatha
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Susanita
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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1. Candy corn
2. Tagged book is the only one that comes to mind
#two4tuesday

TheSpineView Thanks for playing!🧡🎃📖📚 5mo
LeslieO I just saw A Haunting in Venice which was based on this book. But it has a completely different plot! Both did have a Halloween party and apple bobbing. I did like the movie. 5mo
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Nessavamusic
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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#Scarathlon2023 is here!! Going to get started today with the first #Scarathlon Photo Challenge. Today‘s prompt is #black
This is one of my teams buddy reads so it is on my #OctoberTBR

Team #HHC
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@bookmarktavern @dabbe @liatrek @jessclark78 @chrissyreadit @thedaysgoby @vonnie862 @ladyCait84 @sresendez12 @kelli7990 @jessiekb

JessieKB I am looking forward to this one too!!!🖤💀 5mo
dabbe You are on a tear! 🤩🤩🤩 5mo
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Bluebird
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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Here‘s my #scaralthon #tbr list.
The bottom row are my buddy reads/definite TBR in October.
Not sure what else I‘ll read that is specific to the ‘scary/autumn themes, but the top row shows the only books in my massive kindle tbr list that fit—all now downloaded to my kindle app.
#skeletoncrew @Emilymdxn

Emilymdxn Looks like a great list! I love Dracula! If you wind up reading books that aren't spooky or autumnal, keep a look out for those word search words and you'll find you get a huge number of points that way even when the books have nothing to do with ghosts and ghouls. I got loads of word search points for my grad school readings on medieval travel writing last year! 5mo
Bluebird @Emilymdxn thanks! I‘ll look out for those. Medieval travel writing 🤔 i see how that could work 😂. I‘m also checking out my library for some cozy mysteries that will work for the bigger points. 😃 5mo
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CSeydel
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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#SummerEndReadathon

Forgot to review Hallowe‘en Party last week! It was another solid Poirot mystery, where the solution comes not from physical evidence but from keen analysis of the characters‘ behaviors, histories, and their essential character. Published in 1969, this one features Agatha‘s perspective on the fashions of the day — both sartorial and psychological. Excellent read.

TheSpineView Great job! 5mo
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rwmg
Poirot - Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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I read the book out of order in my somewhat intermittent read through Dame Agatha's works before seeing the film. I needn't have bothered. The film bears little if any relation to the book apart from there being a children's Halloween party and some of the characters' names. I don't see why they didn't make a film from scratch as an original Poirot story

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Blueberry
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Two titles - same book. I saw the movie last week.

#WeekendReads
@rachelsbrittain

BookmarkTavern What did you think of the movie? I want to take my mom to see it. 5mo
Blueberry I liked it but don't sit too close to the front. I was in the closer side of middle and I felt like my head was back and forth following the story. Also the camera angles are all over the place. 5mo
BarkingMadRead We saw this tonight! I totally agree with everything that Blueberry said 🤣 @BookmarkTavern 5mo
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BarkingMadRead
Hallowe'en Party | Christie, Agatha
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The hubs and I went to see this tonight. It was so so good! I read this book last year but it must not have made much of an impression 🤣 I didn‘t remember any of it! Highly recommend!

AnnCrystal How fun!!

I want to see this movie...we wait for the DVD release (not always easy to find these days).

I've heard rumors that the movie is different from the book?? Maybe this is why it felt like a new story.

Are there real ghost 👻?? Or just spooky atmosphere with pretend phantoms?? Just wondering...
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BarkingMadRead @AnnCrystal oh that would make sense! The ghosts were made out to be real, possibly the product of hallucination, but they kind of leave it up to the viewer to decide I think 5mo
CogsOfEncouragement I believe they made many changes. So not your memory. lol 5mo
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Blueberry The new edition has a foreward by the screenwriter that says the film and book are very different. 5mo
AnnCrystal @BarkingMadRead Thank You❕That works for me ☺️. I kinda figured there wouldn't be a real haunting because it is based on an, Agatha Christie work. But this seems more promising than I expected. Nonetheless, I almost always enjoy an Agatha Christie mystery. 👍🎬☺️. (edited) 5mo
AnnCrystal I keep marking my reply as a spoiler, yet I can't tell if my reply is hidden...is my reply hidden? My apologies... (edited) 5mo
BarkingMadRead @AnnCrystal yes! It was marked as a spoiler! 5mo
BarkingMadRead @Blueberry that makes me feel so much better 🤣 5mo
AnnCrystal @BarkingMadRead 👍Thank You ☺️. Good to know. 5mo
rwmg Yes, the film was very different from the book. I read the book in preparation for the film. I needn't have bothered. 5mo
batsy Yeah, the book and movie are two entirely different things. I quite like the book and really enjoyed the movie! Thought the latter did the spooky/mystery elements well and the visuals were lovely. 5mo
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Sharpeipup
Halloween Party (Poirot) | Agatha Christie
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An enjoyable adaptation that‘s perfect for Fall and any Littens doing #scarathlon

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rwmg
Poirot - Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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During the preparations for a halloween party, a child boasts of having once seen a murder without realising at the time what was happening. By the end of the party she's been drowned in the bucket used for 🍏bobbing. Ariadne Oliver, a guest, asks Poirot to investigate.

As usual I had no idea who the murderer was until Poirot told us. What struck me most was the continual laments from the characters about how awful life was nowadays (the 1960s).

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rwmg
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SerenaCrawford
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4 of 5 stars. Lots of characters. During my read I thought of who did and why. I didn‘t guess who did…it‘s a quick and enjoyable read. AC is an amazing writer and keeps me guessing.

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MeganLindell
Hallowe'en Party | Christie, Agatha
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️

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SheReadsAndWrites
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Perfect afternoon reading... 🎃🐶 #classics #mystery #SabrinaTheGreat

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Branwen
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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The annual Harvest Moon Festival took place in my town tonight! 🧡🎃🧡 There were craft beers and wine, lots of food, cozy firepits, and a ton of fall decorations! Of course I brought a book with me! 🤭 This is an Agatha Christie book that I haven't read yet, but it's apparently what the new Poirot movie is based on, so I'm excited to try it!

AnnCrystal That sounds like absolute, wonderful fun 😊! The festival and the book too 😉. 5mo
Branwen @AnnCrystal Thank you! ❤️ Ha! It's hard to decide which I enjoyed more - the book or the festival! 🤭💕📚 5mo
AnnCrystal @Branwen 😃 I like to say that a good book added to a good day is like a cherry on top 🌞🎶📚🍒🥳. 5mo
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5feet.of.fury
Hallowe'en Party | Christie, Agatha
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Went to go see the new Hercule Poirot movie today! It was fantastic! My favorite of the 3 so far.

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Ast_Arslan
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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As I finished the wonderful Rosemary's Baby, I'm trying to figure out what my next read will be.
These are my options and I'm struggling! I can't decide! Any suggestions?

The two Christie's book are: The Sittaford Mistery and Hallowe'en Party

Ruthiella I‘d start with the earlier published Christie. 5mo
Ast_Arslan @Ruthiella mmh... that's a good idea, thank you! ❣️ 5mo
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