Tag: Author: Agatha Christie


Review: Death on the Nile

Posted 29 May, 2019 by Lianne in Books / 0 Comments

Death on the Nile (Hercule Poroit #17)
By: Agatha Christie
Format/Source: eBook; my purchase

Linnet Ridgeway and Simon Doyle are being stalked by Simon’s furious ex, Jackie. So hell bent on taking revenge for the way sheís been treated she follows them on their honeymoon to Egypt, aboard a steam cruiser travelling along the Nile. They are however not the only holidaymakers aboard the vessel, a certain Hercule Poirot attempts a relaxing cruise, only to be drawn into the threesome’s feud when Linnet Ridgeway is found dead – shot while she was asleep.

While I still haven’t made so much of a dent into Agatha Christie’s extensive bibliography, I’m always in for a thrilling time whenever I do pick up one of her books. So far her books have kept me intrigued from start to finish, following the clues and getting to know the characters along the way and how their motivations may or may not contribute to the mystery. I read this book before I left on holiday; I’ve often seen it ranked pretty high up in her list of books, but I also heard it’s to be adapted to a movie again so here we go…

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Review: Crooked House

Posted 23 January, 2019 by Lianne in Books / 0 Comments

Crooked House
By: Agatha Christie
Format/Source: eBook; my purchase

The Leonides are one big happy family living in a sprawling, ramshackle mansion. That is until the head of the household, Aristide, is murdered with a fatal barbiturate injection.

Suspicion naturally falls on the old man’s young widow, fifty years his junior. But the murderer has reckoned without the tenacity of Charles Hayward, fiancé of the late millionaire’s granddaughter.

I seem to be slowly making my way through Agatha Christie’s standalone mysteries. I picked up this novel because I saw the trailer to the movie adaptation starring Glenn Close, Gillian Anderson, Christina Hendricks, and Max Irons. I was curious about it so here we are 🙂

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Review: Murder on the Orient Express

Posted 15 May, 2018 by Lianne in Books / 0 Comments

Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poroit #10)
By: Agatha Christie
Format/Source: Mass market paperback; my purchase

What more can a mystery addict desire than a much-loathed murder victim found aboard the luxurious Orient Express with multiple stab wounds, thirteen likely suspects, an incomparably brilliant detective in Hercule Poirot, and the most ingenious crime ever conceived?

How is it that I’ve never read a Hercule Poroit novel before? Been meaning to for the longest time–and indeed I only got around to reading a book by Agatha Christie maybe a year or two ago–but yeah, it wasn’t until previews for the 2017 adaptation were playing that I decided to finally check out the book (which by the way I still haven’t seen the movie. If I do check out an adaptation it will likely be the David Suchet one as my family’s told me his Poroit is on point *thumbs up*).

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Review: And Then There Were None

Posted 11 August, 2016 by Lianne in Books / 4 Comments

And Then There Were None
By: Agatha Christie
Format/Source: eBook; my purchase

First, there were ten – a curious assortment of strangers summoned as weekend guests to a private island off the coast of Devon. Their host, an eccentric millionaire unknown to all of them, is nowhere to be found. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they’re unwilling to reveal – and a secret that will seal their fate. For each has been marked for murder. One by one they fall prey. Before the weekend is out, there will be none. And only the dead are above suspicion.

This is actually the second Agatha Christie novel I’ve read to date. I’ve long heard of her books–being such a titan in the mystery genre–and been wanting to read her books but yeah, I just never got around to it. I read one of her other novels earlier this year, The Secret Adversary, which was a fun if not okay read. I did however watch the BBC miniseries that this book was based off recently starring quite the cast (Charles Dance, Gorman Burn, Sam O’Neill, Aidan Turner) which I enjoyed and wanted to read the book to see how the plot unfolded in the novel format.

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