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Old January 28th, 2008, 1:25 am
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Agatha Christie

I've been a major fan of Christie since the 7th grade. I found her books to be every bit as exciting and page turning as Harry Potter.

Favorite books? Favorite detective? How does she compare to Doyle or other mystery writers?


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Old January 28th, 2008, 10:09 pm
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I've loved Agatha Christie since about that age too, but I haven't actually read any in a good long time (I really should...). My favorite detective will always be Poriot. I'm not sure about a favorite book though.

Have any of you tried the new agatha christie video games? I'm about half way through the first one, but I haven't played in about 6 months or so.


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Old January 28th, 2008, 10:13 pm
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Well I haven't read any of her books yet...But I always watch Poirot. It's brilliant.


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Re: Agatha Christie

And Then There Were None [also called Ten Little Indians, and there's another title too, but very racist] is probably one of the best books I'll ever read. It's a great horror/mystery if you ever get the chance to read it.


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Re: Agatha Christie

In 7th or 8th grade we read Murder on the Orient Express. I loved it. I thought I had it figured out (which I did) but then I changed my mind, thne again, then again, before finally realizing I was right in the first place! The only reason I changed my mind was because I just didn't seem how it was possible, but the way she tied everything together and made it all fit was just, wow. I recommend it to anyone! I really should read it again.


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Old January 31st, 2008, 6:04 pm
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"And then there were none" was my absolute favourite of her as a kid. I was a great whodunnit reader in my early teens, and stopped pretty much completely for the next fifteen years. Last year, I 're-discovered' the genre, and as for good old Agatha, I must say that I like "Witness of the Prosecution" best.


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Re: Agatha Christie

... When I was in Grade 8, as a book report, we had to read an Agatha Christie book.. (They were all from the teacher's wife's collection ^^;

.. I can't remember what book I had to read... But, I didn't like it much..
... The next year, in Grade 9, the whole class had to read "And then there were none" .. It was pretty spiffy..


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I haven't read much of Agatha Christie, but I've seen twice The Mousetrap on stage, and it always catches my breath. It's great. I think Three Blind Mice is a children's tune, but since then I can't hear it without getting goosebumps.

I also read Murder on the Orient Express. I liked a lot, though, as I had already watched the movie and knew who was the murderer, it lost a bit of the surprise at the end...


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In 7th or 8th grade we read Murder on the Orient Express. I loved it. I thought I had it figured out (which I did) but then I changed my mind, thne again, then again, before finally realizing I was right in the first place! The only reason I changed my mind was because I just didn't seem how it was possible, but the way she tied everything together and made it all fit was just, wow. I recommend it to anyone! I really should read it again.
I loved it too. But I didn't really figure it out until the end. It always bugs me... how the answer is so simple and easy, and yet it never crosses my mind!


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Re: Agatha Christie

Love her novels....my favs are 'And Then There Were None'....it's too good, 'Murder on The Orient Express' ,'Sparkling Cyanide','Mirror crack'd from side to side','The Murder of Roger Ackroyd'.....amazing books all of them.


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I love Miss Marple. The whole idea that someone the world sees as doddering and feeble could in fact out think all the professionals gives me great comfort, especially as I advance in age. I like Poirot, too, but there is one detective Agatha Christie created that I just couldn't appreciate--I think her name is Tuppence.


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Re: Agatha Christie

I must have read between 20 to 30 of her novels and I'm sure I'm not even half way done with all her work.

I find it hard to pick a favourite, I usually enjoyed the ones with spies a bit better for some strange reason, but in general there have been very few books by her that I didn't like. As far as detectives go, I think it's a sure bet for Poirot. Miss Marple would often get on my nerves and the rest just didn't appear often enough.

I have other two questions:

- Ever solved one of her mysteries before getting to the end? If so, which?
- Which book had the ending that surprised you the most?


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Ever solved one of her mysteries before getting to the end? If so, which?
Most recently: The Corpse in the Library. It's been a long time ago that I was a big whodunnit reader, I don't remember too much of that. But not long ago, I bought a few I hadn't read before, and The Corpse In The Library was almost too transparent. I didn't figure out why the dead girl ended up in the poor Colonel's library of all places, but I guesses the rest easily.

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Which book had the ending that surprised you the most?
Of the top of my head, I'd say Witness Of The Prosecution, but again, I don't really remember most of what I read from her. Murder On The Orient Express surprised me big time back then, I remember THAT very clearly. But otherwise...


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Re: Agatha Christie

I've only read "And then there were none", but I loved it and I'm about to read "Murder on the Orient Express". And it's crazy I found this topic, since I just bought the book yesterday!


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Agatha Christie was one of my grandma's favorite authors!

I really want to read one of her books.

So I'm guessing And Then There Were None, and Murder On the Orient Express are fan favorites?


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Re: Agatha Christie

- Ever solved one of her mysteries before getting to the end? If so, which?
Only a couple. The ones I remember being;
"Death on the Nile" and "Endless Night", which have basically the same plot.
"Crooked House"
"The Secret Adversary"
"Dumb Witness" (The mirror clue was soooo obvious)
"Murder is Easy"
"A Caribbean Mystery"
"Halloween Party"
"A Murder is Announced"

- Which book had the ending that surprised you the most?

"The Mystery of the Blue Train". That totally surprised me. One of those mild-mannered characters who turn out to be a vicious killer. I never fell for that one again.

My favourites;

Top of the list "Sleeping Murder". LOVE it!
"Cat Among the Pigeons"
"And Then There Were None"
"The Pale Horse"


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Agatha Christie was one of my grandma's favorite authors!
My grandma was fond of her too, I found more than one book in her closet, but unfortunately the were all torn and yellowish, they made me sneeze
My favourite Agatha Christie novels are : Death comes as the end, this one is my most favourite followed by Mirror cracked from side to side. I love Miss Marple so much.


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I've read most of them, and forgotten who the murderers were too! My favourite (as seems to be the case with a lot of people) was Murder On The Orient Express, but I also liked some of her non-Poirot/Marple tales, like They Came To Baghdad- I was fascinated by its protagonist, Victoria (whose man skill was lying).


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So I'm guessing And Then There Were None, and Murder On the Orient Express are fan favorites?
Yeah..definitely her most popular ones..and I love them both! You ought to read it too..


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Re: Agatha Christie

I love them, they are all great. I also love the Poirot Series with David Suchet


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