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Ordeal by Innocence
Ordeal by Innocence | Agatha Christie
According to the courts, Jacko Argyle bludgeoned his mother to death with a poker. The sentence was life imprisonment. But when Dr. Arthur Calgary arrives with the proof that confirms Jackos innocence, it is too lateJacko died behind bars following a bout of pneumonia. Worse still, the doctors revelations reopen old wounds in the family, increasing the likelihood that the real murderer will strike again.
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Bookish_Gal
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Mehso-so

Love reading books by a fire. Let alone at a hotel, preparing for your brothers graduation
This was a longer story about family passions. Someone in this adopted family killed the mother, but who in this loving family? Not the guy I thought, though had the cover person. It was fun to look back at the hints hidden through. Interesting angle on the over bearing Mother and wild child. The planning had it gone. Didn‘t like end point. #AgathaChristie

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“I‘ve always understood”, said Clegg, “that an English trial was as fair a thing as can be.”
“The finest system in the world can make a mistake”, said Callgary, “justice, is, after all, in the hands of men and men are fallible.”
—this is the story is a hidden estranged family of adopted children of a benevolent mother. Where one murder the mother. But who?
Also had to show off my new literary socks. #AgathaChrstie

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The thing I like about Christie is trying to figure out which clues are important and which are red herrings as I go along. It‘s fun trying to solve the mystery along with the people in the book.

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Dan_1988 Yes!! 🥸 1y
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Scochrane26
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Finished my 2nd book for #scarathlon #teamslaughter & #bookspinbingo
This one is a little different from other Christie books I have read. Centered on a family whose mother is murdered, they have to revisit who could have killed her. Most of the story is just convos between characters, but it‘s increasing the tension & suspicion until people snap.
I almost gave this a so-so because there‘s at least 4 negative comments-about race, 👇

Scochrane26 Women, & adoption. I usually ignore the racist comments in her books, but these stood out to me. 16 pts @Clwojick Also, I got 3 hours yesterday & 2 so far today for the #cyoreadathon. 2y
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truthinfiction
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"The fact was she was nearly always right, that she did know best. If she‘d been one of those women who run into debt, lose their keys, miss trains, and do foolish actions that other people have to help them out of, her entire family would have been much fonder of her."
Hearing faint echoes of "Absent in the Spring", resentment of female authority who seems to know best and does no wrong (practically speaking!) @vivastory thans for the rec.

Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 2y
truthinfiction @Nute Thank you so much! Here's to books and bookish conversations! I saw that your latest read is a Christie as well. How are you enjoying it? 2y
Nute Have you read The Moving Finger? I was caught off guard with the display of humor from Agatha Christie. I love her books anyway, but this is a very rewarding reading experience. I don‘t remember chuckling as I have been with this book with any other of her books. Or maybe with the current affairs of the world I‘m searching deeply for a little bit of whimsy.🙂 2y
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truthinfiction @Nute No, I have not. But, I am certainly going to now. 2y
truthinfiction @Nute One thing I appreciated while reading Christie recently was how her female characters are complex, nuanced, and dark. Especially, in Ordeal by Innocence, there was such a fascinating array of different women who were all a little twisted in their way. It was beautiful. 2y
Nute @bookstea Love your insight here! And not just about Agatha Christie books, but for a wide-range of reading -> “a fascinating array of different women” represented in printed/published stories. That is a beautiful thing! 2y
tpixie @truthinfiction great quote!! Welcome to Litsy! 1y
truthinfiction @tpixie Thank you!!! ❤️ 1y
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vivastory
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I've long felt that Agatha Christie is darker than people give her credit for. The lack of graphic subject matter doesn't inhibit her ability to portray mature themes. I greatly enjoyed this one AND I (sort of) figured out the murderer! Had to pose the book with my new car decal.

catiewithac This is one of her best! 2y
vivastory @catiewithac I can see why it's one of her favorites! Have you watched the series? 2y
catiewithac @vivastory No I haven't seen the show. The book is so perfect! 😁 2y
Reggie Nice decal. 2y
Tanisha_A I like that decal! 2y
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vivastory
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Dame Agatha tips her hat to Dame Daphne

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Aaronlisa
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I read this Mar 4-11 & rated it 4 ⭐️. I am participating in the 2020 Read Christie read-a-thon from the official Christie website. This was for the prompt of a story that Christie loved. This was an enjoyable read and I found one of her better mysteries. I quite like her stand alone novels more than her famous detectives so far.

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Guys...binge watched this yesterday on Amazon Prime and it was SO GOOD. A true who-done-it that kept me guessing to the end. Superb acting and cinematography. It‘s three episodes so you can binge tonight! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

(The ABC Murders starring John Malkovich is also on prime and it, too, is excellent.)

RealLifeReading Thanks for the recommendation! 3y
Trashcanman If you want something that keeps you on the edge of your seat ask @C.Perone what her name is. 3y
readordierachel Great cast! 3y
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LeahBergen I really enjoyed this series! Have you watched Crooked House yet? (edited) 3y
cathysaid @LeahBergen No! But I just searched it and added to my list. Thanks! 3y
cathysaid @Trashcanman I have now followed and will endeavor to discover her name. Gotta be cool with a profile pic like that 😸 @C.Perone 3y
cathysaid @readordierachel Right? I couldn‘t figure out in what else one of the actresses appeared. IMBD clued me in...The A Word (on Sundance channel) and Grantchester! 😍 (edited) 3y
readordierachel I hadn't heard of The A Word. Just looked it up and it sounds great. Thanks! 3y
C.Perone @Trashcanman lmfaoooo I hardly think I'm on the edge of your seat material 😂😂 @cathysaid Thank you for your vote of confidence on my coolness ☺️ I smell a challenge in your endeavor 😆 mwahahaha 😂😂 3y
Trashcanman @C.Perone I will find it out one day! 3y
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MaleficentBookDragon
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Hades is showing me how cute he is so I will stop playing on Litsy and snuggle up with him. #kittenlitten #catsoflitsy
So, goodnight everyone!

Texreader 😻❤️ 3y
glitterkitty459 😻😻😻 3y
Skeebies05 That is a great name!! 3y
rretzler 😻 3y
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MaleficentBookDragon
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My landlord divided up the backyard at my house so now I actually HAVE a backyard. The swing is now up for outside reading and listening/watching the birds.

gradcat So nice! And a good ol‘ Agatha Christie mystery makes for a great afternoon read! ♥️ 3y
JoScho That‘s awesome. Enjoy 💙 3y
BarbaraBB You did well! 3y
Avanders Ooooh. And great swing! 🤗♥️ 3y
Avanders Hey... just in case you wouldn‘t check automatically ... maybe check your mail? It was supposed to arrive today.... ☺️ 3y
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MaleficentBookDragon
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I want to watch the Amazon Prime show, so this one is up next.

sisilia Nice copy! 3y
MaleficentBookDragon @sisilia thanks. I love finding old copies of Christies and Nancy Drews. 3y
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Sick day supplies. 😷😕

I dread sick days for all the work that will be waiting for me tomorrow. But for now, I read. #readforhealth

Smrloomis Ugh, hope you feel better soon! 3y
DivineDiana Hope you feel better soon! ❤️ 3y
cobwebmoth Feel better soon! 3y
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AmyG Feel better! 3y
litenthusiast I hope you feel better soon! 💜 3y
Chrissyreadit Feel better! 3y
TaciturnWhenReading @Smrloomis @DivineDiana @cobwebmoth @AmyG @litenthusiast @Chrissyreadit Thanks everyone! Cheered by your kind words and feeling a bit better. 💛 3y
Purrfectpages Feel better! 3y
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BarbaraJean
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I downloaded this for my UK trip, but wasn‘t in audiobook mode while traveling. I did watch the BBC miniseries adaptation on the plane & really enjoyed it. I finished the audiobook this morning & am completely floored by how different the two versions are! Same setup & characters, but SO different that I was wondering throughout the book whether the murderer would even be the same. Both kept me guessing & I recommend both on their own merits!

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1. From the British Museum last week! Spent a lot of time in the Egyptian sections.
2. Currently reading too many! The tagged is my current audiobook.
3. Catch up on sleeeeeeep. Also probably go see The Hate U Give.
4. The flowers on my slippers.
5. 🎶 If you‘re out on the road, feeling lonely and so cold... 🎶

#HumpDayPost

MinDea Gilmore Girls!!!! 4y
MinDea 🎶Where you lead I will follow 4y
BarbaraJean @MinDea 👏🏼🎉🙌🏼 🎶All you have to do is call my name, and I‘ll be there on the next train... 😊 4y
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This book was okay. A little confusing on audio with all the different characters and POVs. I definitely did not guess who the bad guy was, so that was quite a surprise. Not my favorite Agatha Christie, but still an enjoyable mystery.

I really wanted to read this one, so I could watch the TV series on Amazon Prime.

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Listening to the tagged audiobook while I make waffles for breakfast, well I guess at this hour, it‘d be considered brunch! 😂

Happy Sunday! 💕

Amabear What a cute little waffle maker! 4y
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Received this book as a goodreads giveaway and loved it. This is no surprise as I have loved every Agatha Christie novel I've read. No one sets a murder scene with so many possible suspects the way that Christie can. I guess that is why she is the Queen of Mystery.

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Just discovered this on Amazon Prime! Was completely unaware that this was going to be a thing! I‘ll take some snarky Bill Nighy any day....not to mention Matthew Goode AKA my pretend boyfriend 😍

Kimberlone @Saknicole Chasing Liberty 4L 4y
Saknicole I saw! I am Soo down! I would watch Matthew Goode do pretty much anything 4y
Kimberlone @Saknicole not a spoiler his character is in a wheelchair?! 4y
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Saknicole I haven't seen it yet! Is it out already?! 4y
Kimberlone @Saknicole yes it‘s on Amazon Prime! 4y
Libby1 This is good. 4y
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I got some book mail lovin' today and more wonderful #jb letters. I really needed this! ❤❤❤ #feelingslightlylesssad

tammysue Yay! 💜 4y
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I wanted to read this one before the new mini series premieres. I loved the focus on solving a crime long after the fact instead of in the heat of the moment. It‘s all about mistrust and assumed guilt. How well do you really know the people in your family? UPDATE: The miniseries totally changed the ending. I wasn‘t a fan.

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Carolyn11215
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I haven‘t read nearly enough Agatha Christie, which I‘m trying to rectify. I won this book on Goodreads. I understand it was one of Agatha Christie‘s favorites and I can see why! Kept me guessing until the end despite plenty of foreshadowing. Loved this story about “the calamity of the innocent.” Now to hunt down the BBC series...

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Libby1
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(Photo from the new BBC adaptation.)

My previous Christie read was a disappointment (Elephants Can Remember - but I wish I couldn‘t), this was a return to the author in her stride. There were instances of racism, especially since one of the characters is biracial. I think these instances showed the personalities and problems of the characters who expressed them.

What happens when the condemned is proven innocent? Are all guilty by association?

Cosyreader What did you think of the BBC adaptation? If you saw it 4y
Libby1 @Amy-Laura - I just caught up with it this weekend. Have you seen it? I don‘t want to say what I thought unless I know if you‘ve seen it. 😊 4y
Cosyreader @Libby1 it was great! Really dark. I haven‘t read the book but I was told that the ending was different to the series 4y
Libby1 @Amy-Laura - it was VERY different! But (and maybe I should whisper this!) I liked the film better than the book! 🤫 4y
Cosyreader @Libby1 that doesn‘t surprise me haha the adaptation had so much drama in it! And it had a good cast 😊 4y
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I read this book recently to prepare for a BBC adaptation currently on TV in the UK. I sourced a copy of this book that was published in the 1970s and the illustrations are FUNKY.

Jabberwocky Omg I love it 4y
readordierachel Wow! I'd love to see a time lapse of the drawing process for that. 4y
Libby1 @Jabberwocky and @ReadOrDieRachel - there were a number of funky illustrations in this one. 4y
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What to do when the child wakes you up two hours early on a Sunday morning?

This.

Cathythoughts Looks idyllic ❤️despite the early call (edited) 4y
Dolly Beautiful ! 4y
Mdargusch Wonderful! 4y
Libby1 Thanks, @Cathythoughts , @Dolly and @Mdargusch ! I only realised after I posted the photo that the title I was reading was appropriate to my situation: my early morning ordeal with my innocent little child! 4y
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This is totally happening now! I was a little ticked when the original air date of Christmas 2017 was cancelled but so far the extra time needed to recast the role of Mickey seems to have been worth the wait. I‘ve really enjoyed these last few Christie adaptions the BBC has done. It remains to be seen if this one can surpass And Then There Were None though. My favourite novel and, so far, favourite TV adaption.

#Christie #AgathaChristie

Cathythoughts I have my sky set to record this at home. I hope it worked. Looking forward to it 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 4y
GarthRanzz I hope it worked too! I think you‘ll enjoy the first episode. 4y
MommyWantsToReadHerBook Stupid question, but what others have they done recently? Would like to look for them 4y
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jillrhudy Is this the “ATTWN” adaptation with cutiepie Adrian T. in it? I have it on my Watch List and keep hoping Netflix or Prime will get it so I don‘t have to buy it. 4y
BiblioLitten And Then There Were None is one of the best! 4y
GarthRanzz @MommyWantsToReadHerBook There have been two others in recent years. The afore mentioned And Then There Were None and Witness for the Prosecution. The latter was done in 2016, starring Toby Jones. ATTWN was with Aidan Turner 2015. Both worth hunting down! 4y
GarthRanzz @jillrhudy That‘s the one! What‘s funny is Demelza (Eleanor Tomlinson) is in Ordeal! 4y
GarthRanzz @BiblioLitten It is! I really think that is one of my favourite of all adaptions. Maybe second behind the original Murder on the Orient Express. 4y
BiblioLitten I haven't watched Murder on the Orient Express. Next on my list! 4y
GarthRanzz @BiblioLitten The original from the 70‘s is the best! Then Episode 3 of Series 12 of the David Suchet series is next. Then last years theatrical version. If you want to watch all of them. 😊 4y
BiblioLitten I think I'll start with the original from the 70s. Thanks 🙌 4y
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @GarthRanzz thanks, I was completely unaware of those adaptations! 4y
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Pamwurtzler
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I guessed the killer pretty early on, but still a good read. #LitsyAtoZ #LetterO

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erista
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I feel like I should have guessed this one. Another winner from Agatha.

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erista
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Joined by my #readingbuddy

Lmstraubie So cute! 5y
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erista
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Just starting #deweyreadathon
My only goal is to make some progress in the books I'm already reading.

Suet624 Good luck! 5y
SaraFair Lol. I have about 5 going right now! 5y
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Seems like a good day to start another Christie book. I bought a handful of her books with this type of cover YEARS ago, but keep passing them up for newer, better looking covers. I'm determined to read the ones I already have before I start buying more, but it's so hard!

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"A man who was a cripple, only half a man, what did it matter where he was?"

Oh my god, if authors could just stop writing stuff like that. I mean, I love Agatha Christie, but as a crip it's sooo annoying to see this "cripple = half a person" (mostly "half a man") thing, and the "because I'm disabled nothing matter in my life". Just ~ let it go ~
And don't use the word cripple unless you are one yourself.

lifeless1 Could be worse, she could've taken the Me Before You route. 🤢 5y
Sophieneechan @lifeless1 Very true! Not sure if I could've forgiven her for that! Seriously, fuck Me Before You 😡 5y
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This book really touts that "when a woman cannot have biological children she will obsess over any and all children, and never settle down". I don't really agree with that. I'm sure there are people who do react like that, but none of those I know with adopted children are like that. One interesting thing is the lack of stories of adoption from those who are adopted, in general. It's not all roses and happiness.

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I have read this book before, but I really wanted to do so again. If you haven't noticed, I'm going through all of Agatha Christie's books now, started with the Tommy & Tuppence ones, now on the independent ones, and I'm not counting the Mary Westmacott ones. (Might read those later though.)

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That's his sister-in-law 🙄