May 2011


Hello again, dear readers! We’re approaching the big-time now in the Agatha Christie countdown and this week, all five books feature amateur detectives in five great-but-not-quite-classic mysteries. You can find the last five reviews here. Read on…

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When I started this project, I hadn’t seen any of the ‘new’ Marple series, so – after reviewing the Joan Hickson adaptations – it seemed only fair that I give the same treatment to the delightful Geraldine McEwan.

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Welcome back, readers: today we enter Dame Agatha’s Top 30, with five examples of vintage Christie – not quite classics, but books that shouldn’t disappoint any fans out there. The last five reviews are here, or you can see the complete list at the index. Now, on with the show…

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JOAN HICKSON’S MARPLE

Greetings, dear readers. Today, we’re heading back to the windy days of the 1980s, when David Suchet was just some guy who had played Inspector Japp, and Doctor Who was a dude in a ridiculous coat. Join me as we take a look at Joan Hickson’s celebrated turn as Miss Jane Marple.

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Welcome back to the Agatha Christie reviews! If you’re new, you might want to check out the index to get an idea of my thoughts, and what’s already come. Or you can just jump right in, as we investigate some intriguing stories (again, mostly Poirot, but he does take up about half Christie’s mystery canon!).

The last reviews can be found here, or keep reading…

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Pauline Moran as Miss Lemon

Pauline Moran as Miss Lemon

Greetings, kind readers. Today, I thought I’d offer further thoughts on ITV’s long-running series Agatha Christie’s Poirot. I discussed the first six series in an earlier post, so today I’m going to cover the four movies that comprise series seven and eight.

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Welcome, kind readers, to yet another installment of my Agatha Christie rankings. Today, we’re rocketing through some solid but underwhelming books (again, mostly Poirot) as we move ever closer to #1. (Check out the last five reviews here.)

Come along…

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