Nothing is more satisfying than reading an Agatha Christie novel for the first time. The breathless pursuit of every detail; the close observation of every nuance and the gradual acquaintance with all the characters makes you a part of the storyline . And this complete involvement of the reader, is the essential ingredient to the brilliance of her works. We move with Mrs. Bantry from the library to the village, follow Miss Marple all around the village; and become the passive member of their worlds, so that we are equally shocked and delighted with the denouement .
Yes! Patricia Wentworth novels are really good. They have a quaint old world charm combined with a quiet strength . Miss Silver is the genteel, independent lady who is actually well ahead of her time… (View Post)
Sad Cypress is a sensitive and informed novel. The suspense is definitely very good; but this novel has a poignancy that goes beyond murder and detection. The main characters are caught in a welter … (View Post)
SPOILERS ! ! This is one of Agatha Christie's best novels. There is evil, and then there is evil. And the evil in this story is terrifying because of its guise of normalcy. The reader is not prepare… (View Post)
Nor M is a favorite. Tommy and Tuppence are at their best. What I really enjoy is their togetherness. They have evolved since Secret Adversary,but their camaraderie and their wit remain as fresh as e… (View Post)
My first Agatha Christie book was 'The Man in the Brown Suit'. I simply loved the excellent blend adventure, suspense, romance and humour . The characters were so vibrant , the descriptions so vivid.… (View Post)