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  • Re: Which Agatha Christie are you reading now?

    I Meant "The adventure of the crooked man" by Doyle - I was just too lazy to type the full name.
  • Re: Which Agatha Christie are you reading now?

    shana said:
    Has anyone read The Adventure of the Crooked man by another author with the initials A.C.? A story by Christie (not Crooked House) bears close resemblance to it. Can anyone help with the title? 
    There is "The adventure of the crooked man" in "The memoirs of Sherlock Holmes" by Arthur Conan (A.C.) Doyle, and  "The adventure of the creeping man" in "The casebook of Sherlock Holmes by the same author. I'm re-reading "Crooked" to try and come up with an Agatha Christie parallel.

    Perhaps the story is "While the light lasts". A completely different narrative, but in both stories there is a woman pulled between two men, and there are other similarities between the two stories.
  • Re: Murder On The Orient Express Detail

    You are correct, Tommy. In the book the doctor wasn't in the car where the murder took place, and the steward eliminated anyone who wasn't in the car.
  • Re: Does anyone read the classics.

    I constantly reread four of the six Austen novels (Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park and Persuasion). I haven't read "Love and Freindship" - is it good? I also read and reread some of Dickens' books, Thackeray (especially Vanity Fair and Henry Esmond) and Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre. I was introduced to books from the 19th century by my mother when she was taking a course in 19th century English Lit. at the Hebrew U., and have been grateful to her for it ever since. And I'm a Shakespeare Junkie... 

    AC read a lot of the classics, and here and there it shows in her books -  e.g. Inspector Craddock thinking Phillipa in "A Murder is Announced" would make a good Rosalind (Phillipa is wearing trousers and climbing trees, and Rosalind in "As you like it" dresses as a man). 

  • Re: Which Agatha Christie are you reading now?

    I'm reading The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side, my first Miss Marple.  
    Tell us your opinion of the book when you're finished. 
    Well I have finally finished The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side, and was very disappointed. I'm not sure whether I'll read any more Miss Marple. At least I have tried and regretfully it was not one of her better ones.
    I'd try 4.50 from Paddington or A Murder is announced - they are more structured in the sense of a finite cast of characters and interactions. I liked them both.