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The Murder on the Links
The Murder on the Links: A Hercule Poirot Mystery | Agatha Christie
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An urgent cry for help brings Hercule Poirot to France. But he arrives too late to save his client, whose brutally stabbed body now lies facedown in a shallow grave on a golf course. But why is the dead man wearing an overcoat that is too big for him? And for whom was the impassioned love letter in the pocket? Before Poirot can answer these questions, the case is turned upside down by the discovery of a second, identically murdered corpse.…
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VioletMoonBooks
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I believe that a well-known anecdote exists to the effect that a young writer, determined to make the commencement of his story forcible and original enough to catch and rivet the attention of the most blasé of editors, penned the following sentence:
“ ‘Hell‘ said the Duchess.”
#TheMurderOnTheLinks #AgathaChristie #HerculePoirot #firstline #openingline #funko #Alice #book #books #bookmark #bookmarks #Mystery #Fiction #Crime #Classics #Detective ?

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Good story!

TheSpineView Love the cartoon! 💜 1mo
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SidWilliams
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A wonderful cozy with more twists than a bolt of yarn. Second in the series. It builds slow, but it‘s worth the trip. The ending is fun and action-packed.

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BarbaraJean
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Mehso-so

There‘s a Goodreads review of this that just reads: “Shut up, Hastings. Shut up, shut up, shut up.” Which pretty much sums up my feelings about Hastings in this book. If you can set aside Hastings‘s idiocy (which is difficult to do) and some eye-roll-inducing “romance,” this is a satisfying mystery. Lots of nice twists and reversals in the investigation, and a strong supporting female character that I wanted more of.

4thhouseontheleft I agree about Hastings in this book! 🙄 3mo
DGRachel Yes, I have hated Hastings in almost all of the Poirot books I‘ve read so far, but to be honest, I don‘t much care for Poirot, either. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3mo
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Creadnorthey
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Yeah so Hastings, according to some, is not the brightest bulb in the chandelier, but I liked him. He‘s no Watson, but he did bring questionable loyalty to the plot. A plot that, and I know this is a classic, felt a little tired in the face of modern offers. Yet it doesn‘t take too many little grey cells to get through this one with a smile.

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howjessreads
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I realize Hastings is a foil to allow Poirot to explain everything... but oh man he annoys me! #howjessreadsin2019

cobwebmoth Yes! Hastings drives me crazy. 4mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm I agree. Hastings is so irritating. 4mo
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Emu
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The little grey cells 🧐

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PerksOfBeingABookworm
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My wife is finally home from her conference, the house is clean, I‘m all settled in with puppy cuddles and starting a new book. Happy Sunday everyone!

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Emu
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“I am an imbecile, my friend!”

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SerialReader
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New in Serial Reader! Another mystery from Agatha Christie featuring the ingenious Poirot and a dead millionaire in an open grave 💀🏌️‍♂️

It‘s just one of several new books available today in #serialreader from Robert Frost, Willa Cather, Edith Wharton, Jean Toomer and more thanks to 1923 works entering the public domain! Keep an eye on the app as I add even more over the next few days and weeks.

emtobiasz Hooray for the public domain!! 7mo
batsy 😍 7mo
BarbaraBB Wow 😍 6mo
bookandcat HUZZAH! 6mo
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Aaronlisa
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An enjoyable read

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Peggyherself
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Read this during a week at Hilton Head where my husband golfs to his hearts content so thought it was appropriate! Agatha Christie is wonderful. Never read one of her books yet that didn‘t entertain. This one is set in France. Poirot gets a letter asking him for help but when he gets to France the man has just been murdered. Previous unsolved murder is brought into play. Wonderful twists and turns in this one!

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larah17
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I‘m really loving Agatha Christie. This is the second book I‘ve read and I haven‘t found either one predictable, I guess they‘re classics for a reason 😂 although my god, does Hastings just continuously fall in love with every single pretty girl he meets?!

rabbitprincess That is pretty much Hastings' MO, bless him 😂 10mo
larah17 @rabbitprincess 😂😂😂 10mo
MaGoose 😂 Yup, that's Hastings. 10mo
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larah17
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After the heaviness of Roxane Gay, I‘m delving into some cozy mysteries before bed!

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thegreensofa
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So many twists! Even Mrs Christie surely would have been confused lol. Very much enjoyed :).

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AdaChivers
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Mehso-so

This was my reading agatha bookclub book for April. Too much plot twists and instalove, I didn't like it 🤷
I keep telling myself it was just her 3rd book, but it was so confusing...

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I believe that a well-known anecdote exists to the effect that a young writer, determined to make the commencement of his story forcible and original enough to catch and rivet the attention of the most blasé of editors, penned the following sentence:
“‘Hell!‘ said the Duchess.” #TheMurderOnTheLinks #AgathaChristie #firstline #openingline #funkopop #popvinyl #book #books #bookmark #bookmarks #bookmarket #bookmoment #bookmoments #HerculePoirot ??

sparrowssavvy Love this book so much! 1y
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Oh my @Kshakal thank you sooo much!! My Golden Girls collection is now complete! (now to work on Clueless, Disney Villains, etc 😂😂) I didn‘t have any minis yet and it is sooo cute, thank you! The books are perfect! I had so much fun doing this swap, I hope you enjoy yours too! #funkopopswap

@JenlovesJT47 thanks for a super fun swap!

Kshakal I woke up late this morning so I will open mine when I get home!!! So glad you like yours!!! 1y
BibliophileMomma The Golden Girls. 💖💖💖 1y
JoScho I need Rose 🌹. Love it! 1y
JenlovesJT47 Awesome! The Golden Girls are the best! 💚☺️ 1y
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JazzFeathers
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Next up, Murder on the Link. I'm starting it on the train home.
Hopelessly behind in the #AgathaChristieClub readalong

SaraRosett You‘re not the only one! I‘m behind too but hope to catch up soon. I fell behind after The Man in the Brown Suit. I‘m reading Chimneys now. 2y
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DGRachel
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I did it! I finished my 170th book for 2017 with 30 minutes to spare. I still hate Hastings. He‘s an arrogant imbecile and I don‘t understand how Poirot can tolerate him. The mystery was interesting and I liked some of the other secondary characters, but Hastings irritates me to no end. #agathachristieclub

SassyBookworm I love the look of your stats! What app is that?! 2y
DGRachel @Chrysta23 It‘s called Bookout. It‘s still pretty glitchy, especially the sync feature and the reading challenge feature, but the developers are very responsive to questions/issues. 2y
SassyBookworm @DGRachel thank you so much!! & Happy New Year!!! 🎆 2y
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dsfisher Really thought your dislike of Hastings would make you bail. Good for you. Great year 2y
Andrew65 @DGRachel @Chrysta I still use it glitches and all A‘s keeps a good record and calculates reading time. 2y
DGRachel @dsfisher I couldn‘t let me last book of the year be a bail. I just couldn‘t. 2y
DGRachel @andrew65 The developers told me how to correct an issue that happens way too often, so I do continue to use the app. I just have to be very cognizant of where I am in the book to catch a problem when I It happens, otherwise the reading time it calculates is garbage. The other thing that irritates me is that it doesn‘t track goals properly. Right now it shows me failing my monthly goal, even though it says I‘ve read 62 hours of my 30 hour goal. 2y
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DGRachel
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Everyone‘s doing their end of month/end of year summary posts, and I‘m over here wondering if I can squeeze in one more book. 😂 I‘ve got 8 hours until midnight. I can do this. 🤞🏻#currentlyreading #agathachristieclub

Melissa_J You can do it!! 2y
TommieMarie74 I‘m right there with you. I‘m so close to my goal; I keep saying just one more! 2y
BookMaven407 You can do it! Happy New Year! 🎉🥂 2y
DGRachel @BookMaven407 Thanks! Happy New Year to you, too! 2y
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JazzFeathers
Murder on the Links | Agatha Christie
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Need to kill these two and get them back to the library

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benchley1
Murder on the Links | Agatha Christie
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benchley1
Murder on the Links | Agatha Christie
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1 whole or ground, no pods
2 dark dark dark
3 not usually but I like the winter dream at trader Joe's and, oddly, Don Francisco vanilla
4 sometimes , in the summer I love an iced (cold brew) vanilla or hazelnut coffee
#muglove #coffeeislife #ineedanivofit

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benchley1
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1 yes
2 yes
3 fruity for decaf, dark for black. English breakfast, Irish breakfast
4 green. My tummy does not like green...
@TheKidUpstairs

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benchley1
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1 so many favorite shows, but Golden Girls is probably tops.
I dream of being the Sofia of my group
2 mashed potatoes, corn, broccoli and biscuits
3. Nope, but I only have the boyfriend left and it's best if it doesn't sit around the apt
4 STAR WARS BABY
5 no snow, fires and dry wind
#humpdaypoast @MinDea

laurenbescoby Miranda is awesome. My mum says she reminds her of me however. Not sure if I should take that as a compliment 😂 2y
benchley1 @miralunasbooknook miralunaI would take it as a compliment. I'm always saying I love Miranda, because I am she and she is me. I use her gifs for comments often and regularly 2y
laurenbescoby @benchley1 have you ever seen her stand up? It's definitely relatable! 2y
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benchley1 @miralunasbooknook miralI haven't. Just when she's in Graham Norton. I should check youtube... 2y
benchley1 @miralunasbooknook I first saw her on that Not Going Out, then when she ended up on the midwives I was so excited! Thankfully H ulu gets a lot of lesser known britcoms 2y
laurenbescoby @benchley1 i've only wanted a couple of episodes of call the midwife but loved it. A lot more realistic about birth than other tv shows I think. 2y
benchley1 @miralunasbooknook my friend would not watch it because she said it gave her birthing flashbacks hahaha 2y
laurenbescoby @benchley1 I love being reminded of my births 😂 think it all depends on your experience though. 2y
tomes4gnomes Excellent TV pics, fellow lover of British entertainment and the perfection that is The Golden Girls. Have you watched Last Tango in Halifax? I also thought the newest season of Broadchurch was really good. 2y
benchley1 @tomes4gnomes I started last tango, I need to get back to it. I liked season 1. I honestly watch a lot of Columbo and Poirot on my days off... 2y
tomes4gnomes @benchley1 I am rationing my last few remaining episodes of Poirot and trying to find my next long term detective show. Haven‘t tried Columbo. I wish one of the streaming services had Monk — I‘d love to rewatch the whole series. (edited) 2y
benchley1 I love monk and psych. Have you tried Murdoch mysteries? 2y
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Dragon Love Dame Agatha! 😀 2y
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Books I brought today.

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Rachbb3
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I had a hard time getting into this one at first, but about halfway the plot hooked me. Although I already knew who the murderer was (from watching the movie) I'm still amazed at how AC can weave a plot.

JaclynW She is a master! 2y
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Bambolina_81
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Finally, I finished it!

Another great caper from the mistress of crime fiction. I thought I knew who the murderer was but when it all came out with 30 pages to spare I knew I had it wrong.

I enjoyed this more than Stiles and she never stops me guessing. With such a vast cash of characters I'm always surprised that Christie never gives it away.

On to this month's read of Poirot Investigates next!

#agathachristieclub

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I LOVE Dame Agatha but, occasionally, a book or two won't quite be what you're expecting. Just when I thought it was over, she throws in one more twist...and then one more...aaand one more just for good measure...I enjoyed it because I always enjoy Poirot but this wasn't my favorite. 😊

vivastory Have you read Murder on the Orient Express? I'm planning on reading it before seeing the movie next week 2y
AshleyHoss820 @vivastory Yes, I have! I read it a while ago, so I'm going to be re-reading it soon! It's one of her best. (My favorite is The Murder of Roger Ackroyd) The movie looks like it will be awesome! (edited) 2y
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MeganAnnabell
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Lots of twists in this one! Trying to work my way through all the Hercule Poirot books by reading a chapter or two a day. #agathachristie #catsoflitsy

CatLass007 Pretty kitty girl! 2y
MeganAnnabell @CatLass007 thank you!!! 2y
rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 2y
Gissy I will added it to my wish list! 2y
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cobwebmoth
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At least I finished another book in October!☺ I enjoyed some of the twists and turns this one took. Although Hastings got on my nerves a few times. I'm behind on my #agathachristieclub reads. Hopefully I can catch up soon!

mabell Hastings was such a punk in this one! 😂 2y
Bambolina_81 @mabell @cobwebmoth I don't know how Poirot puts up with him. Such a wally! 2y
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ferskner
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More fun Poirot for the #agathachristieclub. I'd been hoping to use this for my book about sports for the Read Harder challenge, but there is literally nothing to do with golf in the book, other than the site of the body.

@Bambolina_81

Bambolina_81 It's a shame you can't use it for the cover alone...the body was found in a bunker...maybe not! 2y
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Read4life
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Finished this one tonight. Not my favorite Poirot, but still a good and worthwhile read.

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I read this in September for the #agathachristieclub and I thoroughly enjoyed it! I forgot just how sassy Poirot can be. There were lots of twists that kept me guessing. Really entertaining! 4/5⭐️

Bambolina_81 I still haven't finished this one!! Must get a bit of a move on this month 🤔 2y
ferskner He's the sassiest! 2y
batsy Sometimes I think that Christie took pleasure in making fun of the men of her class/time through her depictions of Hastings 😄 #sassyPoirot 2y
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PurpleyPumpkin @Bambolina_81 I know you'll get there. You've got plenty of time!👍🏽 2y
PurpleyPumpkin @ferskner He really is! Love it. 👌🏽 2y
PurpleyPumpkin @batsy Excellent observation! You have to wonder... Poirot was highly intelligent, but those that surrounded him were much less so. Interesting!🤔 2y
batsy @PurpleyPumpkin Yeah, the more I read her now and consider what I know about her life, it does seem interesting. Like her characters can be xenophobic and awful at times, but Poirot is often subtly critiquing English society, in a way. 2y
UwannaPublishme I think I need more Agatha in my life. 😊 2y
PurpleyPumpkin @UwannaPublishme I think we all do!😉 2y
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#agathachristieclub book for #September.
The early Christie books are my favorite, but somehow I missed this one until now so it was my first read of it.
What I enjoyed: Papa Poirot as matchmaker for Hastings, the compare/contrast of the little gray cells with the clue-based human bloodhound approach to detection, and the feisty women Christie writes: #CinderellaSavesTheDay.
#Classicmystery #mystery #goldenage #poirot #hastings @Bambolina_81

dragondrool I never got this re-read this month. I read the first chapter and then got too busy with school and my wonky neck triggering migraines. My note from the first read years ago indicates it's middle of the road. Perhaps I'll read two for October and catch up. 2y
JazzFeathers I'm still reading The Secret Adversary, which l'm enjoying. And l decided to skip October's collectuon if shirt stories and read thus instead. Let's see. October is a busy month at work... 2y
SaraRosett @dragondrool It's a busy time of year! 2y
SaraRosett @JazzFeathers As you can see I barely got finished by the end of the month. 2y
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Lizpixie
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Finished this months #agathachristieclub read, just in time! This isn't my favourite Dame Agatha,a lot of her early books can come off a bit cheesy or hyperblown, with over the top dialogue & people.Still was a good mystery,it's just the writing that's a bit dated.Side note-got my eyes tested today, need new glasses & still have huge floaters, but my retinas & corneas aren't damaged (thank god!) just time & new glasses should help with my reading.

LitHousewife Love that bookmark! 2y
ValerieAndBooks It‘ll be good to have a new pair of glasses 🤓! Cute bookmark, too. 2y
LauraBrook I feel the same way about her earlier stuff too. And YAY that your eyes aren't as bad as you thought/worried they'd be!!! 2y
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LeahBergen That's good to hear about your eyes. What a relief! 💕 2y
rubyslippersreads I agree with you on this; not my fave Christie. Good news about your eyes! I have those floaters too—so annoying. 2y
minkyb Great news! 2y
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Lizpixie
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Yeah, apparently I'll be going as a French fugitive from justice! Vive La France 🇫🇷

#letthebookdecide #halloweencostume

squirrelbrain So, I was sorting through a box of old books when I saw this post. The book at the top of the pile was Ionesco's Rhinocéros, from French A level days many moons ago! Guess what I'm going as! #letthebookdecide #halloweencostume @JoeStalksBeck 2y
JoeStalksBeck Remember remember the 5th of November 😉 2y
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Lizpixie
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Finally getting to this months #agathachristieclub read, though I've only just reread this in my #christiecrimeclub megaread at the end of 2016/beginning of 2017. I will reread it, you can never have too much Poirot!🕵🏻

Dragon Love ❤️ Poirot and Hastings. 2y
DarcysMom Your bookmark is fabulous! 2y
AmyG The hand!!!! Love it. 2y
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Bklover Oh I love the bookmark!!! 2y
Lizpixie @DarcysMom @AmyG @Bklover thank you! It was in my #letshyggeswap gift from @erzascarletbookgasm I was actually eyeing them on Amazon not that long ago, I love them too. @Dragon Poirot & Hastings are my 2nd fave pairing, just behind Poirot & Ariadne Oliver. She's fabulous🍎 2y
JazzFeathers I'm still reading The Secret Adversary. I'm so behind 😣 2y
Dragon Yes she is fabulous 🍏 2y
Bambolina_81 That bookmark is awesome 😂 2y
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Librarybelle
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The second Hercule Poirot mystery features trademark Christie twists and turns. This is Christie's third published book, and while she's not quite to the level of writing as her later mysteries, I could see a little improvement from her prior two works. An enjoyable Christie! #agathachristieclub

DivineDiana So funny! Talked to my husband about this book last night (golf was on the 📺) and you are the second friend who posted about it today! 2y
Librarybelle @DivineDiana Isn't that funny when that happens? 😆 2y
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"'Some of the greatest criminals I have known had the faces of angels...'" #agathachristieclub

Bambolina_81 That is a fantastic quote! 2y
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PurpleyPumpkin
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I decided to get away from my desk at lunch and go outside to enjoy this glorious day and the last few hours of summer. I'm not too far along in this book, but I'm enjoying this Poirot adventure so far. ☀️#agathachristieclub

Bambolina_81 You're further than I am! I just started this morning during my daughter's nap time 😊 2y
PurpleyPumpkin @Bambolina_81 I‘m in good company then! I‘m going to try to finish it this weekend, but no promises. Where has September gone?🤔 2y
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