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Emu
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Pickpick

Not quite the Nile 😊 #AgathaChristieClubr2

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TheAromaofBooks
The Fallen Man | Tony Hillerman
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My #WeeklyForecast somehow contains more books than last week!! One of the books I completed last week was immediately replaced by the next book in the series, and then three books came in that are September “assignments“ - Venetia for #LMPBC, Murder in the Mews for #AgathaChristieClubR2, and Dangerous Beauty from the publisher for review. Currently reading the tagged book - I really enjoy the Leaphorn & Chee books but my progress through that ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) series has been quite slow, as evidenced by the fact that I have literally had this book checked out since NOVEMBER of 2021! 😂 WHOOPS. Anyway, apparently the library wants their book back so I actually am reading it. After that, I'll be back to letting fate decide which book from the Windowsill of Optimism is next!!

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Cinfhen Such nerve!! The library actually wants the book back ….almost 11 months later 😂😂 3w
TheAromaofBooks @Cinfhen - I know, right?! I (a) couldn't believe how demanding they are and (b) genuinely had no idea I had had this book for this long 😂 2w
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Murder in the Mews (Poirot) | Agatha Christie
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• Litsy Group Read for September 2022
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#StoryGraph: fiction crime mystery short stories mysterious medium-paced
265 pages | first published 1937

Hercule Poirot is faced with four mystifying cases:
• Murder in the Mews ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
• The Incredible Theft ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫
• Dead Man's Mirror ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
• Triangle at Rhodes ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫
— each a miniature classic of characterisation, incident and suspense.

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Emu
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Just started this ☺️#agathachristieclubr2

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ferskner
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Here's our upcoming schedule! Please join in if you'd like!

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TheAromaofBooks I like that you're scheduling in a break!! 😂 2mo
Emu This time I‘ll try to read along. Life got in the way of reading 🫣 2mo
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ferskner @TheAromaofBooks hahaha I know what's coming up in my life! @Emu we're excited to have you along! 2mo
MrsK Huge Christie fan! May I join you all?😊 3w
ferskner @MrsK of course! We're happy to have you! 1w
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3. When the murderer is revealed in the classic "Poirot explains it all" chapter, she is already dead. Were you okay with that? Did it impact your enjoyment of the reveal at all?

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TheAromaofBooks I thought the ending was cleverly done and enjoyed the big reveal. I think it's interesting when Christie has Poirot sort of “play God“ by allowing the murderer to make the choice to take their own life - it's not the only time he has done so throughout the series. I have mixed feelings about it, but in the end, it does seem like justice is served? Like I said, I'm conflicted about that aspect. 2mo
ferskner @TheAromaofBooks Yeah, I have mixed feelings about it. I don't mind when Poirot chooses to play God - it gives a lot of insight into his character when it happens - but having her already gone seemed a bit....meh? Maybe Christie was trying to pull off another shock ending that reinvents the genre, like with Roger Ackroyd, but I don't think it quite lands. 2mo
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2. Bob the fox terrier is the titular "dumb witness" of the book. Did you like having him as a central character? Did you enjoy his dialogue?

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TheAromaofBooks I'm always here for a dog character, and Bob's a total sweetheart 😂 2mo
rubyslippersreads Bob was my favorite character. Maybe Christie should have given him his own series. 😂🐶 2mo
ferskner @TheAromaofBooks @rubyslippersreads YES BOB SERIES!!!!! I think I'm another book the dialogue might have annoyed me, but again, I'm here for all the Bob content I can get. 2mo
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Woohoo look at me, actually on time with the #agathachristieclubR2 questions for the month!

As always, please tag anyone who has previously commented to keep the conversation going.

1. Did you like this book? Why or why not?

bthegood I am a bit behind - plan to read this in August (I've read Death on the Nile) so then I'm caught up - thx for hosting this - 🙂 2mo
TheAromaofBooks I actually did enjoy this one! I felt like it had good was-she-wasn't-she-murdered tension, and I have a big soft spot for Hastings! 2mo
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Laughterhp Oh wow! I read this one in October 2021! I gave it 4 stars, so I think I liked it! Though I don‘t remember anything about it. 😬 2mo
ferskner @bthegood @TheAromaofBooks @Laughterhp this is a personal favorite of mine, 100% because my childhood dog was named Bob and when I saw the David Suchet adaptation as a kid I was so shocked that someone else would think of that name. 🤣 I have read some criticisms of the mystery itself since then, but I still love it! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks @ferskner - Unbelievable that someone would steal your dog's name like that! 😂 2mo
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He wouldn't look at me for anything.

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ShelleyBooksie Adorable dog ♡ 2mo
Gissy 🐶❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
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• Litsy Group Read for July 2022
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#StoryGraph: fiction classics crime mystery mysterious fast-paced
256 pages | first published 1937

In Agatha Christie‘s Dumb Witness, Hercule Poirot investigates the very suspicious death of an elderly spinster who, fearing the very worst, had written to the great detective prior to her demise.

What‘s not to like about Agatha?

Ruthiella Nothing! Dame Agatha is awesome! 👍 2mo
suvata @Ruthiella I couldn‘t agree more. 2mo
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