First Christie you read was?
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I was hooked. It took me awhile to 'get' some of the stuff - like why they were always wearing jumpers - but I couldn't wait to see how it would end. I was about 12 or 13.
The Secret Adversary with Tommy and Tuppence. I loved the characters, the setting and the era. This book not only hooked me on Agatha Christie, but on whodunnits too.
My mother got me the Bantam Blue Leatherette Editions for my birthday and Christmas starting in 1987 for about 12-14 years, doling them out one or two at a time! I love them and they have pride of place on my shelves.
that's one of my favorites. I wanted to see it performed live so I bought a video of a performance from the 1950's, with well-known British actors starring, and thought it would be great. It was, until the very last minutes, when they gave it a happy ending!
I'm guessing you folks haven't read AC's plays?
May I recommend The Mousetrap and other Plays by Agatha Christie? You'll find that she didn't always keep the exact story line for her plays. If I remember correctly, she thought that what works in novel form does not always translate well to the stage.
Yes, I've read The Mousetrap.
This version of Ten Little Indians had obviously been mucked with for the television audience (it was filmed live and had live commercials for Rexall Drugs throughout.)
Vera and Lombard skip off into the sunset together. 'Nuff said.
(And I'm not particularly fond of that ending either, I much prefer the novel version.)
I'm just barely into a re-read of all her US published works by publication date... have just re-read The Mysterious Affair at Styles and The Secret Adversary. Love Poirot, ho-hum for Tuppence and Tommy.
I've always loved the fact that she wrote so many (and wrote them so well). I'm never at a loss for what to read next, because I always know another AC will fill the gap beautifully!
I've never read Mousetrap or any of her other plays, perhaps I'll give them a go
I had to read it after I caught a glimpse of an episode on PBS...I didn't have time to keep watching to find out who did it so I went on a quest for the book.
I think the first Marple I read was 'At Bertram's Hotel', which I enjoyed some years ago, but have not read any others since.
I think I've probably only read about half of her output (possibly just under that) but I am now embarking on reading all her mysteries in chronological order. Looking forward to it :-)
The first Christie ever - either Death on the Nile or The A.B.C. Murders - they were the only Christie's in my parents' library and I am sure I had read both before I started checking out the rest from the library. But I cannot remember which one I read first.
Oh well - I still adore "Cards on the Table," which is one of Agatha Christie's best!