Ordeal by Innocence - Agatha Christie Reviews
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by - written on 23/04/10 (Very useful, 165 readings)
After reading a few Agatha Christie book featuring Miss Marple recently I decided to pick something different this time around..... The author: Agatha Christie was born in Torquay in 1890. Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair At Styles, which introduced the now famous Hercule Poirot was published in 1920. Her other well known creation, Miss Marple, first appeared in a short story in 1927 before appearing in her first full length novel, "The Murder At The Vicarage" in 1930. During her lifetime Christie wrote a number of novels, short stories, poetry & plays. Her play "The Mousetrap" holds the world record for ... Read the complete review
by - written on 04/03/03, updated on 04/03/03 (Very useful, 285 readings)
Agatha Christie is one of the best selling authors of all time. Over a billion of her books have been sold in English, and another billion in 44 different languages. Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, which introduced Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, was published in 1920. In 1926, she wrote what is regarded as one of the best books of the 20th Century, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, and shortly after, in 1930, published her first novel to feature Miss Marple, The Murder at the Vicarage. She continued to write novels until her death in 1976. In all, Christie wrote about 80 novels and short story collections. Many of them have been transferred to TV and ... Read the complete review
by - written on 02/11/01, updated on 02/11/01 (Very useful, 173 readings)
6 pages in I knew I'd already read this. What I didn't know was, why was it on my pile of 'to reads' (the pile consists of brand new, never been opened books) and, more importantly, who the murderer was. That would have really screwed up the ending. And literally speaking, been a total waste of time reading an Agatha Christie. Because, let's face it, isn't the biggest part of the thrill reading a Christie, the on going battle you have with yourself to see if you can actually name the culprit before she does? To see if you can just, not beat exactly, but to see if you 'stay' with Christie and her ingenuous criminal mind. Gwan with ya, ... Read the complete review
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