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Top 10 Agatha Christie
« on: June 11, 2019, 07:32:35 am »
This is my Top 10 list of Agatha Christies:

(I prefer Miss Marple to Poirot)

A Murder is Announced
The Moving Finger
Murder at the Vicarage
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
The ABC Murders
4:50 from Paddington
Sleeping Murder
Murder for Christmas
The Body in the Library


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Re: Top 10 Agatha Christie
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2019, 05:41:31 pm »

It's hard to argue with any list of Agatha Christie books, but I'm more a Poirot fan:

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
Lord Edgware Dies
Towards Zero
And Then There Were None
The Mysterious Affair at Styles
Evil Under the Sun
Peril at End House
The Man in the Brown Suit
Appointment with Death

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Re: Top 10 Agatha Christie
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2019, 06:00:40 pm »
Hi AgathaC,
Agatha Christie's own Top Ten with comments is below.


And Then There Were None – a difficult technique which was a challenge and so I enjoyed it, and I think dealt with it satisfactorily.

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd - a general favourite.

A Murder is Announced – I thought all the characters interesting to write about and felt I knew them quite well by the time the book was finished.

Murder on the Orient Express – again because it was a new idea for a plot.

The Thirteen Problems – a good series of stories.

Towards Zero – I found it interesting to work on the idea of people from different places coming towards a murder, instead of starting with the murder and working from that.

Endless Night – my own favourite at present.

Crooked House – I found a study of a certain family interesting to explore.

Ordeal By Innocence - an idea I had had for some time before starting to work upon it.

The Moving Finger – which I have re-read lately and enjoyed reading it again, very much."