Taken at the Flood by Agatha Christie is a gripping mystery novel that revolves around the murder of a wealthy businessman named Gordon Cloade. The novel was first published in 1948 as has been published in the United States under the title There is a Tide… and has since then been a popular classic in the genre of crime fiction. The novel starts with the … Continue reading #Read Christie2023: Taken at the Flood by Agatha Christie, (Hercule Poirot, 24)
Agatha Christie is a renowned author who has written numerous mystery novels that have captivated readers worldwide. Among her many works, “The Mousetrap” is one of her most well-known plays. First performed in 1952, “The Mousetrap” has since become the longest-running play in the world, with over 27,000 performances to date. This essay will examine the plot, characters, themes, and critical reception of “The Mousetrap.” … Continue reading Happy 70th birthday to “The Mousetrap” by Agatha Christie!
Introduction The Golden Age of Detective Fiction, which refers to the period between the two World Wars, witnessed the emergence of several women writers who made significant contributions to the mystery genre. These women writers challenged the male-dominated landscape of detective fiction, and their works continue to inspire readers and writers today. This essay aims to explore the best women mystery writers of the Golden … Continue reading How The Queens of Crime Revolutionized The Golden Age of Detective Fiction
First published in the United States as The Murder at Hazelmoor in 1931, The Sittaford Mystery is a wintery mystery has delighted readers and critics alike. A riff on Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles with a gothic house, supernatural hauntings, and a bludgeoned man. It begins with a seance on the snowy moors of England. A party of eight guests sits around … Continue reading #ReadChristie2023: The Sittaford Mystery by Agatha Christie
The Queen of Crime loves to write a mystery set on a train. While The Murder on the Orient Express is her most famous work set on a train, here are five other deadly train rides penned by Agatha Christie. The Mystery of the Blue Train (Hercule Poirot, 6) Robbery and brutal murder aboard a luxury transport ensnares the ever-attentive Hercule Poirot in The Mystery of … Continue reading Reading List: Six Agatha Christie Train Mysteries
Partners in Crime by Agatha Christie (1929) In this short story collection, readers reunite with Tommy and Tuppence Beresford soon after their marriage, and Tuppence is bored. Utterly and damnably bored of housework and hat collecting, Tommy has grown comfortable in British intelligence work- even if it’s primarily office stuff now. Tuppence laments their previous adventure of chasing German spies and getting into scrapes. They’ve … Continue reading Book Review: Partners in Crime by Agatha Christie (Tommy & Tuppence Mysteries, 2) #ReadChristie2023
The Blue Train Mystery is a classic detective novel by Agatha Christie, published in 1928. The book is one of Christie’s earlier works and features her famous detective character, Hercule Poirot, in a compelling tale of murder, theft, and intrigue aboard the luxurious Blue Train. The story begins with the introduction of Katherine Grey, a young woman who has just lost her job and is … Continue reading Book Review: The Mystery of the Blue Train #ReadChristie2023
Sad Cypress, by Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot, #21) Buy Here: https://amzn.to/3WROKGQ. Welcome to Read Christie 2023! Read Christie 2023 is the official reading challenge from Agatha Christie Ltd, which explores 12 stories and themes throughout the year. This year’s theme is Methods and Motives in Agatha Christie’s novels. Agatha Christie Ltd. picks a book to read at the start of each month. Follow along with our … Continue reading Book Review: Sad Cypress #ReadChristie2023