'I am simply a 'book drunkard.' Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them.' L.M. Montgomery

'There are no faster or firmer friendships than those formed between people who love the same books.' Irving Stone

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The A.B.C. Murders by Agatha Christie

Published in 1936
Hercule Poirot

from the book cover:
 'The first letter warned Hercule Poirot where the killer would strike. Andover, it said, on the 21st. But Poirot was too late to save old Mrs. Ascher from death.
 When the second letter came, Poirot moved fast. but again, he was too late. This time the victim was a good-looking waitress named Betty Barnard, and she was found dead on the beach, strangled with her own belt.
 Each letter was signed A.B.C. Each victim was found with an A.B.C. railroad timetable under her body. There was little else for Poirot to go on. For the first time in his career the master sleuth was powerless against a maniacal killer who was running circles around the police of an entire nation!'

It's Agatha Christie, it was excellent. What more can I say! I am never disappointed with Christie.

Check out two excellent reviews HERE and HERE

If you want to watch the full episode of The ABC Murders from ITV's Poirot series you can catch it on Youtube! I will be watching it tonight!

Have you heard there is to be a new Poirot novel out in Sept. 2014! Yes by Sophie Hannah and approved by the Christie family. Read about it HERE

What are your feelings on this? Will you read it?

Peggy Ann


  1. I'm not keen on the idea of a new Poirot book, for me it seems like the bookish equivalent of painting by numbers Hannah might know Poirot inside out (don't we all) but there's more to a Christie than just the characters. Apart from that it just sounds like the family is being greedy.

  2. I am intrigued by a new Poirot novel. I read one of the new James Bond and really enjoyed it so prepared to give it a go.

    But I do wonder if the Christie coffers are getting a bit low.....

    And we have a new Jeeves and Wooster coming as well this year.

  3. Hi Peggy,

    I definitely won't be reading the next Poirot story, no matter how glowing the reviews and ratings it may achieve.

    That goes for just about any original author's work, which is so say being brought up to date for a modern audience's taste.

    Classic books and or authors, are that for a reason and storylines and or chatacters shouldn't be re-written, extended, added to or changed in any way shape or form.

    As you may gather, I feel particularly strongly about this subject, but any original Agatha Christie, is music to my ears.



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