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Sparkling Cyanide
Sparkling Cyanide | Agatha Christie
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Agatha Christie's genius for detective fiction is unparalleled. Her worldwide popularity is phenomenal, her characters engaging, her plots spellbinding. No one knows the human heart-orthe dark passions that can stop it-better than Agatha Christie. She is truly the one and only Queen of Crime. Sparlkling Cyanide "Rosemary that's for remembrance" Six people are thinking about beautiful Rosemary Barton, who died nearly a year before. There's the loving sister, the long-suffering husband, the devoted secretary, the lovers, and the betrayed wife. None of them can forget Rosemary But did one of them murder her?
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VioletMoonBooks
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elkeOriginal
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A very engaging read! This is a non-Poirot/Marple book but full of suspects and interesting twists, as you would expect. A death ruled suicide, letters suggesting it was murder, a very small suspect pool, a trap set, a trap foiled. A successful solution. Ah.
Well done, Agatha.

#AgathaChristie #murder

A solid #pantone2022 read - and the color name #innuendo is wonderfully fitting 😉

LeahBergen Lovely review! 4mo
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Andrew65
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SRWCF Awesome! I've never read Agatha Christie before. Lucky for me, my local thrift store had about 10 of her books, and I snatched them all up for $0.75 each yesterday. I can't wait to read my first one! 6mo
Vansa This is one of her best books. 6mo
Andrew65 @SRWCF should have 10 treats ahead. 6mo
Andrew65 @Vansa Would agree. 6mo
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Scochrane26
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This one was told in a different format than other Christie novels. Starts out with people‘s remembrances of Rosemary and the day she died. Then, it gets into a mystery of whether she died by suicide or maybe murder. Hints are dropped about who, but it‘s harder to figure out how events happened. Colonel Race is investigating.

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AvidReader25
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Mehso-so

I read the first half of this one on a plane ride and it was a fun, quick murder mystery to get pulled into. I lost momentum after being home for a few days. The ending was still satisfying, but it‘s not one of my new favorite Christie novels. It‘s a slow burn and there was only one twist I really loved. Still a good easy travel read.

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FromMyLectory
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"6 people sit down to dinner, 1 with death"

Sparkling Cyanide is a classic whodunnit that is quick, entertaining, puzzling and enjoyable! With a small suspect pool of just 5 people, the in-depth characterisation of their psyche, making up the first part of the novel, was very cleverly constructed. Everybody had motive & the means to do it, so it is rather refreshing that the story mostly focussed on "who did it" than the usual "why".
#recommended

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VioletMoonBooks
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Bookwormjillk
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This was a fun book. I liked the mystery and loved the rotating points of view of the first several chapters. Thanks for a great #LMPBC round @suvata @MaleficentBookDragon @LiteraryinLititz

I‘ll drop this in the mail today!

suvata I had a lot of fun with this round too. 1y
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Cazxxx
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Ruthiella Eating apples! Just like Ariadne Oliver! 1y
Cazxxx @Ruthiella 🍎 🍏 1y
Tera66 🍎🛁 That is great!😊 1y
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suvata
Sparkling Cyanide | Agatha Christie
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#LMPBC Round 10 - #GroupM
@MaleficentBookDragon @LiteraryinLititz

@suvata has mailed a book to @Bookwormjillk

Be on the lookout 👀

Bookwormjillk I still have to read the last one, but it‘s on the docket for this weekend! 1y
suvata @Bookwormjillk That‘s a good thing about Agatha Christie‘s books. They are all pretty quick reads. 1y
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suvata
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• Read in January 2021 for Litsy Markup Postal Book Club
#LMPBC Round 10 - #GroupM (Agatha Christie)

First published in 1945, Christie penned three books featuring Colonel Race — this is the third

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Ninja2020
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Finished in a day. Good book kept you guessing till the end #christie

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LiteraryinLawrence
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This was soooo good! I breezed through it in an evening. I hope the last 2 #lmpbc readers enjoy it! @suvata @MaleficentBookDragon @Bookwormjillk

suvata I am so enjoying these Agatha Christie books. It was a great choice for our group. 2y
Bookwormjillk @suvata I‘m enjoying it too. It‘s interesting to read them back to back because I‘m picking up on similarities. And I appreciate how short and readable they are! 2y
MaleficentBookDragon Same here. I plan on reading at least one a month next year. They are so much fun. Maybe another round of Agatha for #LMPBC? @suvata @Bookwormjillk BTW the next is on the way to you, I sent it out on Saturday, so who knows when you‘ll get it. 🤷 (edited) 2y
LiteraryinLawrence @MaleficentBookDragon I received it! I have 2 now! 2y
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MaleficentBookDragon
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Finished my #doublespin pick for November yesterday just under the wire . This was a solid mystery although it took me a couple chapters to get into it. I had somewhat correct suspicions on the killer. I had to remind myself that this one was written by a woman since there were some really sexist comments throughout. Since this is also my #LMPBC pick I won‘t go into more detail here.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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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 138

#tbrmountain #bookbuyingdiet

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VioletMoonBooks
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Lizpixie
Sparkling Cyanide | Agatha Christie
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#7books7days

Each day for seven days you post a book that made an impression on you.

Today‘s book is the very first Dame Agatha I read when I was 7yrs old. My Auntie Lilla had a shelf full of old editions that she let me borrow to read. Gave me a lifelong love of crime fiction which I still enjoy very much. Especially Dame Agatha! #christiecrimeclub #sleuthsoflitsy

BookishMe Wow! Precious memories 2y
LeahBergen I love these old Crime Club editions! 2y
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raeintheworld
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I love the structure of this one. Five people reflect on a woman who died mysteriously, and each‘s motive for wanting her dead is revealed. So who did it?

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Ruthiella
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Listening to this Christie classic as read by Hugh Fraser (aka Captain Hastings) this Sunday while I do chores. I have a weakness for Christie‘s mysteries! 😀

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Lara.Tomme
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I always love reading an Agatha Christie. This one was not a Poirot. But I did love reading it! Very good mystery!

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

rretzler Love Christie! I‘ve read all of her books several times over the years and I never get tired of them! 3y
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Amie
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Kept me guessing right up to the end!

rretzler Christie has been a favorite of mine for many, many years! 3y
Amie @rretzler I've only really started reading Christie in the past few years, but she has become a favorite quickly! 3y
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Abailliekaras
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An early Agatha Christie I picked up at a second-hand store. It‘s not her best - lacks dramatic tension - but I love the clever plotting & how she draws the characters - you can picture them perfectly. It‘s somewhat dated but the marriage dynamics & domestic quandaries still ring true (as do some of the sexist attitudes unfortunately). Firmly set in London, I enjoyed the cosy old-fashioned atmosphere.

batsy Nice photo! 🍷 3y
Abailliekaras @batsy thanks! ☺️ 3y
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Well-ReadNeck
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👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

I‘m always impressed at how well Agatha Christie‘s mysteries hold up. This was a fun one. #24B42019

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Andrew65
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You can‘t beat a classic! Think I might pass on the champagne!
#Sparkle #SeasonsReadings

Well-ReadNeck Just picked this one up last night. The cover felt like a Net Year‘s Eve sort of read. 4y
Andrew65 @Well-ReadNeck Hope you enjoy it, it is a good book. 4y
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BooksAndTea97
Sparkling Cyanide | Agatha Christie
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So it was Belgrade Book Fair a few days ago and I bought these old beauties by Agatha Christie.

I usually buy old/vintage books on book fairs since bookshops have sales on new editions after the fair (or even during the fair). And these editions are becoming hard to find (I fell in love with them when I was a kid and read my first Agatha Christie book)

#bookhaul #bookfair #serbocroatianedition #agathachristie #oldbooks

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KarenUK
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Another vintage paperback, a little the worse for wear, that works perfectly for today‘s #poison prompt.... 😊👍
#septemberdanes @Cinfhen @Kalalalatja

Kalalalatja That cover is great! 4y
batsy I adore those Fontana Christie covers 4y
emilyhaldi It sure is beautiful 😻 4y
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LeahBergen Great cover! 4y
Mdargusch Great choice! 👍🏼 4y
Cinfhen Awesome!!! 4y
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staciec
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Agatha Christie is the perfect knitting reading. Add some tea and some outside, and I have a pretty great evening scenario.

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Mitch
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I‘m not really a big Agatha fan ( although I did read nearly all of them in my teens!). But if I was ‘tis would be a dream weekend.. a reading retreat!
Has anyone done anything like this?

http://readingretreat.co.uk/themed-retreats

smilingshelves This is an absolutely amazing idea! 4y
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VanderAnna
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Rereading a favorite from Dame Agatha! It‘s even more fun with my Hercule Poirot bookmark from Sebastianandfiona on Etsy 💕

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Aaronlisa
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Read this at the start of the month. I enjoyed it and I didn‘t guess who was the murderer.

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Lizpixie
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#OldCoolBooks #day7 #YellowedPages This is the oldest book in my library, a decade older than my Enid Blyton. Unfortunately it has no dust jacket anymore so it‘s not the prettiest. Printed in 1945, it has that gorgeous old book smell & brittle yellowed pages. This is the very first Dame Agatha story I read as a 11yrold at my Auntie Lilla‘s house. It‘s a stand alone, neither a Poirot or Marple, so it‘s a perfect place to start. #ChristieCrimeClub

Dragon Love Agatha Christie‘s! ❤️💙💚 4y
JazzFeathers Wow! Reading Agatha Christie on such an old edition. She was still alive when this book was printed. 4y
LeahBergen Cool! 4y
Linsy Oooh, I‘m so jealous! I haven‘t read this one, but just recently fell in love with Christie. Putting it on my TBR!! 4y
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neet_reads
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#MarchMunchies Day 16: Almonds

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ReadingSusan Ohhh love this cover! 4y
BibliophileMomma Oh I don‘t think I‘ve heard of this one! I love Agatha. 4y
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