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Evil Under the Sun (Poirot)
Evil Under the Sun (Poirot) | Agatha Christie
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Agatha Christies exotic seaside mystery thriller, reissued with a striking cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers.
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PuddleJumper
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Pruzy
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Hello to all of Litsy and my first post of 2024! I‘ve been on an Agatha Christie kick this year. What really amazes me is how well the books read to this day. They don‘t feel dated at all!

Of the Hercule Poirot books I have read, this one was one of the better ones! Maybe it‘s because it has people lounging on the beach, but the mystery is not bad either!

I aim to post more often this year!

Let‘s hear your favourite Hercule Poirot novels!

The_Book_Ninja Never read one. Maybe one day…. 2mo
Pruzy @The_Book_Ninja I was super hesitant, but was very pleasantly surprised once I started. No regrets! 2mo
The_Book_Ninja Can you jump in anywhere? 2mo
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Pruzy @The_Book_Ninja Easily! This is a series where reading order seems not to matter at all. (Except for maybe Curtain: Poirot‘s last case, which I haven‘t read yet.) 2mo
Librarybelle Welcome back! 2mo
Pruzy @Librarybelle Thank you! And if you actually remember me, I‘m truly so so honoured 😊 2mo
Librarybelle @Pruzy Of course! It‘s always good to see returning Littens! 2mo
Pruzy @Librarybelle Aw, you‘ve made my day! 2mo
Ruthiella Welcome back! I‘m a huge Christie fan. Evil Under the Sun is definitely a favorite. Also check out the adaptations starring David Suchet. They somewhat modify the plot from time to time but are otherwise quite faithful. 2mo
Addison_Reads I just really started reading Christie last year. I'm reading through the Miss Marple series right now. I'm currently on book 5. 2mo
Pruzy @Ruthiella I also really liked The Mystery of the Blue Train. The opening sequence was action packed! 2mo
Pruzy @Addison_Reads I have a Marple book waiting for me on my shelf, A Pocket Full of Rye 2mo
BookmarkTavern Murder on the Orient Express! Or maybe Death on the Nile or Evil Under the Sun! (edited) 2mo
kezzlou85 I've been on an Agatha Kick myself recently. My mum collected all the books so enjoying having a re read of them. 2mo
Pruzy @kezzlou85 That sounds really fun! (and convenient 😆) 2mo
kezzlou85 @Pruzy it's very handy, they're some old editions. Including the original title for And then there were none. 2mo
Pruzy @kezzlou85 😬 can‘t read that one in public 2mo
kezzlou85 @Pruzy definitely not. Might have to look for another edition for outside reading. 2mo
Pruzy @kezzlou85 I‘ve always wanted to try the method of wrapping a book cover in brown packing paper to hide what I‘m reading 😆 2mo
kezzlou85 @Pruzy ooh that sounds fun. I saw someone who'd done that on the bus once. It gets you really intrigued as to what they might be reading. 2mo
Pruzy @kezzlou85 What could they have been reading?!?!! I need to know 2mo
kezzlou85 @Pruzy I know I was the same. I never did find out sadly 😥 2mo
Pruzy @kezzlou85 What are the rules about asking people what they are reading in public places 🤔 2mo
kezzlou85 @Pruzy I'm not sure. I've chatted to people before but that was when they'd put the book down. I think maybe rude to interrupt their reading I guess. 2mo
AlaMich It was a fun movie too. 2mo
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catsuit_mango
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Sunday post run breakfast. I am normally not a Poirot fan but this one is nice so far.

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Abailliekaras
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I absolutely loved this classic mystery. Sophie Hannah recommended it as (one of) her favourite Christie books and I can see why. It has all the elements: Poirot, seaside resort, characters with intrigue and a murder where everyone has a motive. And Christie‘s wit and light touch. The solution is pretty tricky (almost too much) but a fun read, masterfully done.

IndoorDame Love the classic cover art! 5mo
batsy One of my favourite Christies. Love the Fontana covers! 5mo
Abailliekaras @batsy @IndoorDame isn‘t it the best cover! 5mo
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kellock
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Feeling in the need of a comforting evening so a rewatch (for goodness knows how many times) of my favourites Poirot 😍

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BarbaraJean
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This review goes all the way back to October 🤦🏻‍♀️

This was a low pick for me—a fun Poirot mystery, but not my favorite. There are some great characters, some classic Poirot moments, but a couple of far-fetched red herrings that annoyed me! One more for #SeriesLove2023 😊

Ruthiella I love this one, but maybe mostly because I loved the 1982 film with Jane Birken. It‘s not 100% true to the book, but I love the reveal, when you know who comes down the staircase, utterly transformed. (edited) 7mo
BarbaraJean @Ruthiella They never are 100% true to the book, are they?! I've been wanting to watch that version because of Maggie Smith and Diana Rigg! I'll have to track it down. 7mo
Andrew65 Excellent, some of my reviews that are overdue go back further than that. 🤷‍♂️ 7mo
TheSpineView I always seem to be behind. ❤️📖📚 7mo
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BarbaraJean
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“Some people might have scrupulously removed themselves from earshot of a private conversation. But not Hercule Poirot. He had no scruples of that kind.”

😂

Ruthiella Whatever gets those little gray cells working! 😂 9mo
CSeydel So very un-English of him! 9mo
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MariaW
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So, I went through another easy read / listening. I really like the Hercule Poirot stories because he is always made fun of by the characters who then realize he is not be riduculed. And I never know who did the murder.
Fun fact: The British island this story takes place on, is on sale right now. I saw it in the news a few days ago.

Ruthiella The entire island is for sale? Wow! 13mo
julesG Shame I don't have a few millions pocket money at hand right now. 13mo
MariaW @julesG We could all chip in and make it Litsy Island. 😜 13mo
bthegood @MariaW I love that idea - I'm in!! 13mo
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Laughterhp
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I brought this on vacation with me at the beginning of March, but my husband stole it to read on the plane. So I didn‘t get to it until this week. It‘s been a while since I‘ve read a Christie book in print and not the audio!

Poirot is on vacation and there is a murder! So Poirot takes a break from his holiday to investigate. A good mystery that I didn‘t see coming!

CSeydel I loved this one! I really enjoy the way she infuses her plots with social commentary. 1y
Gissy Nice edition 1y
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ImperfectCJ
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So many likely suspects in this one! I love some of Christie's self-referential touches, and the way she describes the teenage psyche makes me chuckle.

ShyBookOwl I went through a Christie phase in middle school but haven't revised her since. Nor do I remember much. I wonder if her books would hold up for me. I do love a whodunit ! 1y
Suet624 That photo makes me want to leave my current location and run to yours. 1y
ImperfectCJ @Suet624 Well, I took that during our series of "atmospheric rivers" when the surf was high (there's usually a lot more beach than that), temps were low, and bluffs were collapsing, but it's definitely a pretty spot, and especially nice without all of the context. :-) 1y
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ImperfectCJ @ShyBookOwl I have a middle school student who's a huge Christie fan and he has a much better memory for the plots than I do. I pretty much read them and then immediately forget them, but I enjoy reading them while I'm doing it, and I really like seeing Christie's evolution and how early mysteries influence the ones coming out now. 1y
Suet624 😂😂 any ocean is my favorite spot and currently I‘m experiencing -10F, high winds, -17 tonight, and a ton of snow. I love Vermont but it has its moments. 1y
ImperfectCJ @Suet624 We moved here from Massachusetts, and I must admit, this "cool" is much less intense than New England winter! You all just had a big temperature shift didn't you? My friend in MA was saying it went from 50s to negative teens in just a few days. Ugh! 1y
Suet624 Our shift in temp was more mid-20‘s to this. Like they always say, it‘s the wind that makes everything so much colder. 1y
5feet.of.fury @ImperfectCJ MA here 🙋🏻‍♀️ 50 a couple days ago & we are having -17 tomorrow and 45 Sunday. It is very chaotic. 1y
ImperfectCJ @5feet.of.fury Oh, man! Those are some big shifts! We've had about a 30-degree difference between daytime and overnight temperatures, but day-to-day it doesn't usually change that fast. That's the kind of chaotic weather I associate with spring in the Midwest. Looks like MA doesn't want to be left out! 1y
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peanutnine
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Ooh this one was tricky! Poirot proves once again that he is the master of details. When a woman is found strangled at a small resort, he must seek out the killer among his fellow vacationers.

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OutsmartYourShelf
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Word for Day 23 of #OminousOctober was Evil.

Possibly my favourite book by Agatha Christie & it has had some good tv/film adaptations too. The one with Diana Rigg stands out in my mind.

#Scarathlon2022 #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 📚 2y
Eggs Well done 👍🏼 2y
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Lizpixie
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#OminousOctober #Day23 #Evil A Poirot novel, this one‘s another “locked room” mystery. On an island resort, the beautiful Arlena Stuart is found strangled lying on one of the beaches. Poirot works with the police to work out who had the time to strangle her at Pixie Cove & leave no trace. #Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter 6pts

Eggs 🖤🧡🖤 2y
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Kaarin
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Poirot showing self awareness. He explains everything in the last chapter! 😂❤️

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kspenmoll
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#bookspin #6
When asked by Mrs. Gardner about his detecting methods, Poirot, observing she was working on a puzzle, used that as an analogy. Quite ingenious of him!
I really enjoyed this!The story was told through conversations with the police, vacationers,staff of the Jolly Roger Hotel.Although set on an idyllic island, a sense of evil permeated the air.Then the murder of an actress, thought of as a Jezebel, destroyed peoples bucolic visit.⬇️

kspenmoll Bringing evil into the open.Poirot went into his style of “ action” & asisted the police. His catalog of observations, intent listening & focus, solved the murder. Whodunit surprised me! (edited) 3y
Ruthiella One of my favorites! The murderer had everyone, including me, fooled! 3y
Ncostell Love Agatha Christie but I haven‘t read this one yet. Sounds like a good one! 3y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3y
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Scochrane26
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Instead of reading my book for irl book club yesterday, I read another Poirot mystery. The last few have been set in various countries while Poirot is vacationing. This one is off the coast of England at a resort hotel. Poirot just can‘t go anywhere without someone being murdered. Really enjoyed this one, several suspects, an interesting setting, solid mystery.

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Classic Poirot story of a woman whose body is found on a beach on an island only hotel guests had access to. She was strangled but by who?

At least I managed to solve one of the minor mysteries, even if not the main one.

rwmg @Milara 😂 3y
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truthinfiction
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"It has been a wet day. The wind blew, the rain came down, and the mist was everywhere so that one could not see through it. Eh bien, what is it like now? The mists have rolled away, the sky is clear and up above the stars shine. That is like life, Madame."

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Eggs
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In Devon, Agatha Christie‘s home county, among the scantily clad sunbathers, a murdered woman is found.

It was not unusual to find the beautiful bronzed body of the sun-loving Arlena Stuart stretched out on a beach, face down. Only, on this occasion, there was no sun… she had been strangled. Poirot chases murder mysteries no matter where he travels...this was fun!
#authoramonth2020 @Soubhiville
#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

Ruthiella This is one of my favorites from Christie. 😀 4y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4y
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kwmg40
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I‘ve been working through Agatha Christie‘s books the past few years, and thought I‘d fit in the next Poirot mystery during #ProgressItNovember.

This is classic Christie and David Suchet does a great job with the narration (though Hugh Fraser is my favourite Christie narrator).

This is also book 2 finished for #NovelNovember. @Andrew65

Andrew65 I‘ve enjoyed some Poirot books this year. 👏👏👏 4y
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JenlovesJT47
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Thank you so much for the awesome box of goodies for the #LMPBC @MaleficentBookDragon !! 🤗 As you can see, half of the candy has already mysteriously disappeared. 🤔😬 Thanks for adding to my A.C. collection! I think I‘ll read Evil Under the Sun to get my monthly A.C. fix.

Apologies as always @TK421 ! I am behind and working on getting you a box in the mail ASAP. I know I suck. 😣

#HistoricalHussies

TK421 No worries @JenlovesJT47 🙂 4y
Avanders 😍😍😍 4y
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BriannaT
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This was a book I stayed up til 2 AM to finish! A nice change from the last Christie I read. In this Poirot mystery, the alluring wife of a Captain is killed on vacation. Blame can be placed on the whole cast of characters: the husband, the step daughter, a lover, a lover‘s jealous wife, and even a zealot preacher who hates ‘scarlet women.‘ It‘s up to Poirot to put the pieces together. This is probably one of my favorites now!

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BriannaT
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Guess who got a new reading chair for the living room?!
All I need is an ottoman to put my feet up. Hopefully this helps me relax when online teaching starts up in 10 days.

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KarenUK
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#popsummer20 #abookwithsuninthetitle
A total comfort listen.... and no one beats David Suchet narrating Poirot. He‘s just perfect, and I always love how much of a pompous arse the Monsieur is!

Cinfhen Good one!!! 4y
KarenUK @Cinfhen Definitely the comfort read that I needed this week... 4y
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EadieB
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Day 27 - #SunOnTheCover #BiblioMaynia
#EvilUnderTheSun #AgathaChristie

I‘ve read about 20 Agatha Christie books but haven‘t read this one yet!

Ruthiella This is a good one IMO. 😀 4y
EadieB @Ruthiella Great! I'll be sure to read it soon! 4y
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Heideschrampf This is one of my top favourite poiritsb enjoy ☀️ 4y
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚☀️ 4y
EadieB @Heideschrampf I will! I think I saw a video of it and remember liking it very much! 4y
erzascarletbookgasm @Heideschrampf One of my favourites AC too! 4y
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Jari-chan
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This genre isn't called Cozy for nothing - it's so great to just lean back and forget about the outside world, while Poirot does his magic. Now that I've also read The Art Of War I think that he is, even though not a soldier, still acting accordingly. People keep on underestimating him. And at the end he goes BOOM - he's so great! 😄

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Biblionut
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I‘ve been in such a slump! 😫 I finally finished this book. You know you‘re in a slump when it takes a week to finish a great Poirot mystery.

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Literally read this in one sitting. Another classic mystery that sucked me right in and was so good!

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Debblyliz
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I‘m slowly revisiting all of Agatha Christie‘s books, fun times! Read my review of this over on https://thecuriousmagpie2018.wordpress.com/2019/09/05/audiobook-review-evil-unde...

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erzascarletbookgasm
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Some books by Dame Agatha Christie published in the #1940s that I‘ve enjoyed. My favourites from here are the tagged book and Crooked House.

#LetsTravelJuly

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗📚💗 5y
OriginalCyn620 ❤️❤️❤️ 5y
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📖 Evil Under The Sun by Agatha Christie
🎥 Holiday in the Sun- Mary Kate and Ashley
🎶 Sunshine On My Shoulders by John Denver
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@JoScho #manicmonday

JoScho Thanks for playing 🌞💙🌞 5y
TheSpineView I choose the same song! Got to love John Denver! 😊 5y
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thereadingowlvina
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Another new week! Happy Monday everyone!!! 🙂

Thanks for the fun #ManicMonday #EmojiMadness @JoScho !!! 🙂👍💕

JoScho Thanks for playing 🌞💙🌞 5y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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‘It is romantic, yes,‘ agreed Hercule Poirot. ‘It is peaceful. The sun shines. The sea is blue. But you forget Miss Brewster, there is evil everywhere under the sun.‘

It‘s the holiday season, and for the guests staying at the seaside hotel in Devon, they had better watch out, for #HereComesTheSun !
#BeatleMaynia

Another great read (and watch) featuring the Belgian detective.

Cinfhen Good one 🙌🏻 5y
Heideschrampf It's one of my TOP 3 poirots! 5y
MaureenMc I can‘t remember if I‘ve read the book, but I watched the movie with Diana Rigg a bajillion times when I was a kid. 😁 5y
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Eggs Great choice 🤗💗 5y
BooknerdsLife OMG I LOVE Agatha Christie so much and I remember loving this book a lot too!!! But sadly I‘ve forgotten most of the plots😂 Irs been too long! Think it‘s time for a reread 🤗📚📚 5y
batsy I love this one 💜 5y
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LibLib
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Okay so I know it‘s a mystery book, but I wasn‘t expecting that twist. Agatha Christie you did it again! Also, loved how Agatha gave a different perspective on the murder victim. Arlena was hated by most everyone because she loved men but was married so that‘s not good. Agatha added another dimension by shedding light that Arlena was a victim of her own weakness because men used her more than she used them. #mystery #twist

cathysaid ❤️ that cover! 5y
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Mehso-so

I love Agatha Christie but this one was not one of my favorites.

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thereadingowlvina
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Thanks for the fun @sebrittain !!! 😁🤗🎈

#SundayFunday #anagram #nameanagram

sebrittainclark 💛📚💛📚💛 6y
SilversReviews Great photo!! 6y
SilversReviews May I know what app you used to change the photo? THANKS. 6y
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thereadingowlvina @SilversReviews I screenshot the blank template from @sebrittain and used PhotoGrid app to edit the context 😁 6y
thereadingowlvina @SilversReviews You're welcome! 😁 6y
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RebeccasReading
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I loved this one. Guessed the killer, not the finer plot points. Great murder mystery to read before summer ends!

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bobregina
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Genius writing... reading Agatha Christie is always so much fun! And I love this new portuguese covers 🏖

rockpools Those covers are perfect! 6y
CarolynM They are beautiful😍 6y
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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
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Mehso-so

I liked it but I didn't love it, but perhaps I was just in a weird mood. I actually like how the movie cleaned up the plot line a bit. I dislike very few of her books and I liked the denouement, but I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would.

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Taking a bit of a break with a light read. So far there seem to be quite a few differences from the movie, which I saw several times when younger but probably 15 years ago, and I also can't remember whether I ever read the book 😊 #gettingoldsucks

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raeintheworld
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Performed by David Suchet!!!!!

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Heideschrampf
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I LOVE the feminist undertones of this almost 100-yr-old crime novel! She basically writes a redemption story for a woman slut shamed after society pressed on her the constant need for superficial validation. Oh Agatha, your my kind of gal! 😍👵🏻📖

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Well, we‘re home. This was the scene yesterday when I picked up my husband from the “berm” where some folks were self-evacuating the neighborhood by foot. This is maybe two miles from the house. My neighbors had the National Guard evacuate them yesterday afternoon. The road reopened at midnight last night. No power, and maybe not until Tuesday or Thursday, or maybe tonight. #winterstormriley #litsywx

tpixie ♥️♥️♥️ 6y
AmyG Wow. 6y
Dragon Such bad weather! Hope your electricity is on soon! 6y
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Lexeegee
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I saw the movie years ago, so I knew “who done it” but I couldn‘t remember the details. I love Agatha Christie and Poirot is my favorite.

Dragon Love the moustache 💙 6y
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Lexeegee
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Waiting to pick my nephew up from school. Have time for a few pages.

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Lexeegee
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Great way to start this freezing cold Oklahoma morning.

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