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Hallowe'en Party
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Mystery writer Ariadne Oliver has been invited to a Hallowe'en party at Woodleigh Common. One of the other guests is an adolescent girl known for telling tall tales of murder and intrigue -- and for being generally unpleasant. But when the girl, Joyce, is found drowned in an apple-bobbing tub, Mrs Oliver wonders after the fictional nature of the girl's claim that she had once witnessed a murder. Which of the party guests wanted to keep her quiet is a question for Ariadne's friend Hercule Poirot. But unmasking a killer this Hallowe'en is not going to be easy -- for there isn't a soul in Woodleigh who believes the late little storyteller was actually murdered.
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Chrys
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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Thank you so much @MaleficentBookDragon ! The package arrived today and there are so many goodies. I love the bookmarks, and can‘t wait to go on a spooky themed reading spree. And I am a big fan if zombie movies, as is my 15 yr old who is already planning to watch them with me. and of course everyone loves some Jelly Bellys 😊 #sfmbc @Avanders

MaleficentBookDragon Yay! I'm glad you liked everything. I found the candle, loved the snell and bought a bunch of them. 2d
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽♥️ and wow! What a great package! 🧡🖤 1d
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VioletMoonBooks
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Mrs. Ariadne Oliver had gone with the friend with whom she was staying, Judith Butler, to help with the preparations for a children‘s party which was to take place that same evening.🎃
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cewilf
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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WOW, thank you so much, @JoScho !!! I adore everything, you were so tremendously thoughtful 🤗 The card is perfect as well. I can‘t wait to read these books this summer - I think they will be a nice genre break from what I usually stick to. Thank you again & happy summer!! #summersantagoespostal

JoScho Yay! I am glad you liked everything! Enjoy! Happy summer and happy reading! 4w
monalyisha Love that little, blingy shell bag in the back! 🐚 4w
tracey38 Love the summer Santa card! 4w
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balletbookworm
Hallowe’en Party (Poirot) | Agatha Christie
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Pickpick

A very plotty one-sitting read. Poirot‘s sum-up is rather interesting, with his friend Mrs. Oliver who was the one who brought him into the case.

Of course, after reading Hallowe‘en Party (which copy my boss found in the local charity shop, read, and then passed to me - it‘s in unbelievably bad condition, with the pages falling out) I had to go watch some old Midsomer Murders episodes - it‘s the exact type of murder Barnaby would have solved.

catiewithac I love Mrs. Oliver in this one 🍎 3mo
Jaimelire Love Agatha:Christie books and Midsomer Murders is the best! (edited) 3mo
Freespirit 2 of my favourites too...Agatha Christie and Midsummer murders❤️ 3mo
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Regi_C
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Mehso-so

It's not the best of the Poirot mysteries, but it's good to sit and knit or cook to! My main issue is that the beginning feels very rushed, and then it lags for about an hour or so.

Clwojick I almost picked this up at the thrift store today, but I‘m glad I left it behind now that I‘ve read this. I‘ve still never read an A. Christie book, so I‘m thankful this wasn‘t my first. 📖 3mo
Regi_C @Clwojick it's definitely not her best! It came out in the 60s, so I daresay she was tired of her characters by this point. Her earlier stuff tho is excellent! Definitely give ABC Murders or a short story collection a try! 3mo
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KrystleTheBookSlayer
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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1) Picture in my bedroom.
2) Maybe 4 or 5...
3) Any type of chocolate with most combos, but the best is when nuts, caramel, or toffee are involved. 😋
4) Maybe once a year...I usually just let it grow out.
5) Unless you're a huge Christie fan who wants to read all of her work, I wouldn't recommend it as a must read. It was okay, but not her best work.
#HumpDayPost @MinDea

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Chrissyreadit
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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@Gaylagal2 is this delicious surprise from you???? #allhallowsreadswap the gift that keeps on giving! Thank you!!!🧡🧡🧡🧡

BethwithBooks Love those!!!! 8mo
Clare-Dragonfly Ooh, I didn‘t know those came in big bags! 8mo
Gaylagal2 Yes mam it is! @Chrissyreadit Enjoy!😘 8mo
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Gissy
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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I'm a fan of Agatha Christie books so maybe I'm not so objective.This is the first time I have read in one of her books where the victim is a child. Not too sensitive in this area.I enjoyed the dynamic between Hercule Poirot and Mrs. Oliver. She does not care how eccentric, arrogant Poirot could be, she just tell him what she has to. Mild predictable but full of that sarcastic/ironic humor as usually you see in her novels which I ❤️. 3.6⭐️

BookishMarginalia Hi, Gisela! We miss you! I strongly recommend Sophie Hannah‘s new Poirot mystery (edited) 8mo
Gissy @BookishMarginalia I miss you two too! I have one book already, Closed Casket! I bet you are happy there with many places where you can buy books! 8mo
BookishMarginalia Yes — that is lovely! And we have a wonderful public library 10 minutes away! 8mo
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eloreads
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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I somehow managed to read 13 books in October! My favorite was Hallowe‘en Party! (not all of them included in collage)
•City of Ghosts-4🌟
•Pride-3.5🌟
•Hallowe‘en Party-5🌟
•It-4🌟
•Final Girls-3.5
•The Word is Murder-4🌟
•We Have Always Lived in the Castle-3🌟
•Coraline-5🌟
•Chilling Adventures of Sabrina-4🌟
•The Falconer-3🌟
•Neverworld Wake-4🌟
•The Cruel Prince-4.5🌟
•Evidence of the Affair-5🌟
#wrapup

BookishGirl06 How many stars is Coraline? 8mo
eloreads @BookishGirl06 it‘s 5! Thanks for noticing!🤗 8mo
BookishGirl06 @eloreads no problem. 8mo
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bibliogyan
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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Mehso-so

Disappointed with the writing style even though I know she writes great books. But the settings have let it down. Could have been better.

Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out @LitsyHappenings for details. #LitsyWelcomeWagon
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MaleficentBookDragon Welcome to Litsy! You'll ♥ it here. 📖 8mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 🎉 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 8mo
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Wife Welcome to Litsy!🌹 8mo
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BooksAndTea97 Welcome to Litsy! 😄 I'm a huge Christies' fan, but I have to agree, this is not one of the best books she has written. I hope you won't give up on her. :) 8mo
bibliogyan Thanks you all for welcoming me here. It's lovely to meet u all!! 😄 8mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 8mo
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Cathythoughts
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Happy Halloween 🎃 Literary friends. I‘m not a big Halloween person, but it‘s fun again with this little gal. And it looks like bobbing for apples 🍎 is still the thing 👍🏻🍎

Cathythoughts 👻 9mo
LeahBergen 🎃🧡🎃🧡 9mo
Tanisha_A Oh how lovely! 🎃👻🧙‍♀️ 9mo
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GripLitGrl 🎃👻🎃 9mo
TrishB Looks great fun 💕 9mo
Cinfhen Cute💖 9mo
batsy 🧡🧡 9mo
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m.galehuxley
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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Wow!! @sprainedbrain This is wonderful! Thank you so much for your generosity! I love it all. I‘m so excited to read all of the books. And you picked out my favorite candy! I already have on the Rosemary‘s Baby socks. They are awesome! The art print is beautiful, and thank you for including info about it. Also, who would have thought Leatherface and Hannibal Lecter could be cute? Thank you again and Happy Halloween! 💀🖤🖤🎃#allhallowsreadswap

sprainedbrain Yay!!! I‘m so glad you like it. I really had fun picking things out for you. I thought Hannibal was especially cute. 😂 9mo
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bridge12
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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Mehso-so

I could have sworn I already read an Agatha Christie book for the #ssdgmchallenge but my trusty board says otherwise🤷🏼‍♀️

Hallowe‘en Party was pretty good, I‘m not typically disappointed when reading Christie but this was one of my least favorite Poirot stories.

bridge12 Also, Bingo? 🤣 9mo
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MichaelKwan
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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Mehso-so

Not Agatha Christie's best. But familiar and reassuring territory for a Poirot fan like me.

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BarbaraJean
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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I haven‘t intended to theme my October reading, but I have 4 that are more Halloween-y than I thought! #SundayFunday
🎃Halloween Party—Agatha Christie (naturally)
🎃Down Among the Sticks & Bones—Seanan McGuire (unintentional, but this dark fairy tale fits nicely)
🎃Ordeal by Innocence—Agatha Christie (murder mystery—perfectly on-theme)
🎃Good Omens—Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman (angels, demons, the Antichrist & the apocalypse—that works, right?)

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ofclumsywords
Hallowe’en Party (Poirot) | Agatha Christie
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Ebook sale for $1.99 and couldn‘t resist considering Halloween is right around the corner!! 🎃👻

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Mitch
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Thank you @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks lovely to hear from you Happy Halloween my friend! 🎃👻🎃👻

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤🖤🖤🖤 9mo
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KrystleTheBookSlayer
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Mehso-so

I've been saving this book for an October read for months! 🎃

Ultimately, I always like Agatha Christie & this was no exception, but I don't believe this was up to par with some of her other work. As others have stated there is quite a bit of repetition in the text and there wasn't much for shocking reveals. 🔪

Lea That‘s how I felt. It was just okay. 9mo
rubyslippersreads I‘ve just started this and already feel the same way. 9mo
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BarbaraJean
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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Finished this one up on Thursday—another enjoyable Christie mystery. I thought I had it figured out... and then I didn‘t... and then it turned out that I was partly right after all.

There‘s a character who‘s a famous “authoress” of mystery novels, and I wondered if Christie was poking a little fun at herself through that character. Will have to look that up!

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BarbaraJean
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Thought I‘d go seasonal for my next audiobook. 🎃 While picking this out on Hoopla, I clicked through to browse more by Agatha Christie, and discovered that they‘ve added a TON more audiobooks of hers since I last looked. My favorites list is now even more out of control than it already was!

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MaleficentBookDragon
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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Mary Higgins Clark
James Rollins
Agatha Christie
Dean Koontz
Black Crouch
Grady Hendrix
Kelley Armstrong
Clive Barker
Kendare Blake
Ruth Ware

There would be some fun and lively conversations with this group. #dinnerparty @Krisjericho

Krisjericho Great choices! 9mo
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Ekkross
Hallowe’en Party (Poirot) | Agatha Christie

“Put that in your moustache and smoke it.“

I might be a bit obsessed with Mr. Poirot‘s mustache.

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Sarah83
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Yesterday's bookhaul. Some more books for my Agatha Christie's collection. 🤗📚

JazzFeathers I can't believe that there are still Christie's books missing from your collection 😆 9mo
Sarah83 @JazzFeathers what do you want to tell me??? 😂😂😂 9mo
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Felso
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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Starting this today. ($1.99 on kindle.)

Dragon 👍🎃👻 Apple 🍎 9mo
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MicrobeMom
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Tonight was our karate studio‘s annual Trunk or Treat. So, we all got to try out our Halloween costumes early. I think my little man makes are perfect Harry Potter and my little loud one is an excellent Edna Mole! #halloween

Bookzombie I love their costumes! 🎃 9mo
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DGRachel
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Another #screamathon read is done for October. It also counts for #popsugar2018 and #mounttbr. I thought it was a decent, solid mystery even though I detest Poirot and felt Ariadne Oliver was more caricature than well developed character, which was disappointing. I also found myself zoning out while listening so I will have to reread when the #agathachristieclub gets to it.

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Ekkross
Hallowe’en Party (Poirot) | Agatha Christie

“May your moustaches never grow less”

Plural?

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BarbaraBB
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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Panpan

I‘ve got nothing with Halloween (we don‘t celebrate it where I live) and solely read this book for #Booked2018 (#FeaturesAHoliday).
As a girl I loved Agatha Christie and I am disappointed that my first Christie in years didn‘t live up to my expectations. I wasn‘t particularly interested in who murdered a girl during a Halloween party and I didn‘t see the end coming (I used to think along with Poirot). I ended up feeling I couldn‘t have known.

Cinfhen I recently saw another review for this book and it was also a pan... Shame because I think #POP18 specifically ask for a book set at Halloween 🎃 sorry Dame Agatha left u disappointed 9mo
Cinfhen Pretty photo 🧡 9mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen I have to check out if it works for #pop18 as well, that would be great. Thanks for remindinf me! 9mo
emilyhaldi I‘ve read several bad reviews for this one 😕 too bad 9mo
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Ash.on.the.line
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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1. My actual one is a screenshot because I never take pics lol, but before that is the other one. 😅
2. Tagged and a little slow for a murder. 🕵🏻‍♀️
3. I don‘t know yet. Might do some deep cleaning with fall here! ⌚️
4. Chapstick 💄
5. Thank you for being a friend 🎶

Most shows I like have no words to their theme songs.
#HumpDayPost

Cinfhen Love both your photos ❤️😂😂 9mo
MinDea Another Golden Girls! 9mo
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Aimeesue
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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Ahhh, seasonal reading!
I'm so happy I found Litsy, where people understand that concept! 😄
🍁🍁👻💀🎃🎃🎃💀👻🍁🍁

AlaMich I had that exact edition, back in the olden days! 😊 I have no memory of its plot, though. 9mo
Aimeesue @AlaMich I think that‘s true of most Christie mysteries! 😂 9mo
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Ash.on.the.line
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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I had a cold that knocked me out for a few days, now I‘m finally feeling better. I decided to pick this up for a little holiday reading. And a whole tray of play cookies form my nephew! 😅🍪

cleoh This is an excellent cover 🎃 9mo
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Lea
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Mehso-so

I got this off a daily deal to get me in the spirit of the holiday - it didn‘t work. This is not the best AC book by any means. It‘s very repetitive, there weren‘t a lot of original ideas. The crime isn‘t all the intriguing either - and it should be, a child is murdered at a Halloween party! I would give this one a skip. #readwomen
Side note: This kindle edition is not formatted very well. Some in chapter numbers, some in Roman numerals.

Cinfhen Ugh! Super annoying 9mo
SaraRosett I picked this one up last fall and had the same reaction. Not one of my favorites. 😒 9mo
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Rissa1
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Pickpick

This full cast dramatization was great!! Perfect for a night when insomnia wasn't letting me sleep.

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Rissa1
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Crossing a book set on or around Halloween off my list. #popsugarreadingchallenge

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eloreads
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Pickpick

5🌟
Third Agatha Christie book I‘ve read, I loved it!

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Readage
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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• Love this •

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kristincatastrophic
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Mehso-so

As I said in my blurb, I figured out whodunnit about 40 pages in. There were a few details I worked out as the story moved along. I definitely need to read more of Christie's better novels. I only picked this one because it's Halloween season. I thought it'd put me in the holiday spirit but meh, not so much.

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rockabillybibliophile
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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I've nearly finished Halloween Party by Agatha Christie: next up will be Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

#halloweenreading #halloweenparty #frankenstein #maryshelley #horrornovel #readingchallenge

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kristincatastrophic
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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#currentlyreading Hallowe'en Party also. At around page 40 I thought I figured it out. Now on page 84 and still think so. We shall see, soon I hope. I want to finish it tonight because I borrowed it from my boss. If I can't give it back to her tomorrow I may not see her again for almost a week.

laur89 I had an idea of who did it at towards the end- but there was still a big twist I wasn‘t expecting! 9mo
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Christinak
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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I am a HUGE Agatha Christie fan. So what‘s better than a murder set at a Halloween party. (If you are one that likes to read series in order - this is #39 in the Hercule Poirot series so you better get to it!)🎃#AllHallowsRead

Gissy I have that one! I will read it near to October 31! 👍 9mo
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rockabillybibliophile
Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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I'm so excited about my month of Halloween reading 👻🎃 #littens #halloween #agathachristie #frankenstein #susanhill

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kristincatastrophic
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Thanks @Suzze for the tag! I've never actually answered one of these before. Here it goes
1. Thriller. Gore can turn my stomach and it's more likely in horror than thrillers
2. Pumpkin pie is my favorite but I make a mean apple
3. Witches!
4. Don't make me choose, both please.
5. Definitely Psycho. The Exorcist just doesn't do it for me.
6. I'm going to tag my kid, she's never played this game either @September
#TuesdayTidbits @JenlovesJT47

September Thank you @kristincatastrophic for tagging me but I probably would not be able to answer those questions because I am not into scary thing. I would chose a pie and it would pumpkin. 9mo
kristincatastrophic @September Proof reading before posting is very important Paige. 9mo
JenlovesJT47 🧡🧡🧡 9mo
Suzze You actually make pies? Pie crust scares me. 9mo
kristincatastrophic @Suzze It scared me for a while too but with a lot of practice and patience it works out. I just need a lot of plastic wrap and a big table because the mess still scares me lol 9mo
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Jen_Reads
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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My tentative #tbr for October. 🎃

DGRachel Hallowe‘en Party is on my list, too! 10mo
sammisho oh Tower of Dawn..Chaol! 😍 10mo
sammisho Love Three Dark Crowns too... 10mo
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Jen_Reads @sammisho I love Chaol! He‘s been my favorite through the series right up there with Manon. 10mo
sammisho Yaaaaassss! Manon! I'll be so sad to say good bye to all these characters later this month! 10mo
Jen_Reads @sammisho I knooow! I can‘t believe it‘s ending already. 10mo
sammisho Guess I'll just have to start from the beginning! 🤣 10mo
Jen_Reads @sammisho I still have to read The Assassins Blade, but at least I read the story with Yrene. 10mo
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DGRachel
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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I‘m not sure I did this right, but here‘s my proposed #OctoberTBR for the #screamathon. If I read as little in October as I have this month, I won‘t get through everything, but I think this gives me some decent variety. 😊

4thhouseontheleft Great picks! We‘re both planning on reading Shirley Jackson. 😃 10mo
DGRachel @4thhouseontheleft I added her book because I saw it on your stack! I never would have thought of it on my own. I bought it last year, i think, simply because it was a Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition. 😂 10mo
Aimeesue We Have Always Lived in the Castle is BRILLIANT. And scary. Like, I still think about it, and I read it a few years ago scary. 10mo
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DGRachel @Aimeesue That‘s good to know. I had no idea what to expect. I‘ll be sure to save it for daylight.😱 10mo
Aimeesue You can read most of it day or night. It‘s only scary in retrospect. It‘s got a very slow reveal. 10mo
valeriegeary Great selection! 10mo
erank58 Shutter Island is one CREEPY book-- perfect for Halloween!! 10mo
DGRachel @erank58 Good to know! It was one of the books @DrJAdMerricksson sent me for the #mybloodyvalentines swap earlier this year. 😍 10mo
LeahBergen Oooh, Ghostland. I‘ve been interested in that one. 10mo
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Julie548
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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I saw this online and I love it!! If only!!

TheBookKeepers Hi!! Just checking in to see if you‘ve received your #JustABookSwap package?? Your secret sender say it shows delivered 🎉 & they are eager to see what you think about your goodies! Please post as soon as you can & give me & ur secret sender a tag! ❤️📚 9mo
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laur89
Hallowe'en Party | Agatha Christie
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Pickpick

4/5 ⭐️ Quick read although the beginning was a bit slow for me. But, as with other Christie novels I‘ve read, the ending was a surprise! I can never seem to figure out her mysteries but I always enjoy the twists 😁 Just the right book to get me in the Halloween spirit 🧡🖤☠️🕷🎃🦇👻🖤🧡

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