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1tiegster
jan 12, 2009, 12:35am

Black Coffee and Endless Night.

What Christie are you reading right now?

I feel like I've read Black Coffee before though...

2LA12Hernandez
jan 12, 2009, 12:39am

The Secret of Chimneys by Agatha Christie

4MysteryWatcher
jan 14, 2009, 9:12pm

I've just finished up with N or M and Crooked House. I twigged to the solution in N or M, but I have to admit, Crooked House took me by surprise. Very interesting ending.

5atimco
jan 14, 2009, 9:41pm

I'm reading Sad Cypress. Is it just me, or is the writing rather bad in this one? It just seems so choppy, and the descriptions of the characters lack Christie's usual ease.

6tiegster
jan 15, 2009, 9:45pm

Yea...I have definitely read Black Coffee before...

7lsh63
jan 15, 2009, 9:51pm

I just finished The Pale Horse. I used to read a lot of Agatha Christie when I was younger, but of course I don't remember the titles. I eventually want to read them all, but to get me started, I would appreciate recommendation everyone's favorites.

8tiegster
jan 18, 2009, 7:51pm

9mstrust
jan 29, 2009, 1:06am

I've just started A Murder at Hazelmoor (The Sittaford Mystery).

10millylitre
Redigeret: apr 4, 11:25am

Denne meddelelse er blevet slettet af dens forfatter.

11mstrust
mar 1, 2009, 12:44am

I started Mrs. McGinty's Dead this afternoon. BTW- I really enjoyed Murder At Hazelmoor and recommend it.

12PorschePaige
mar 12, 2009, 11:53am

Miss Marple: The Complete Short Stories. It was a gift to as a young child and got me hooked on Christie. I always reach for it when I need a good read.

13RebeccaAnn
mar 28, 2009, 2:07pm

I'm currently reading Poirot Investigates. One of my goals this year is to read all of the Hercule Poirot novels in order. I got a bit sidetracked though by Early Review books and some other recommendations, so I'm on number three.

14LA12Hernandez
mar 28, 2009, 2:48pm

I'm reading Dead Man's Folly, also a Hercule Poirot mystery.

15LA12Hernandez
mar 28, 2009, 2:48pm

Denne meddelelse er blevet slettet af dens forfatter.

16OldDan
mar 28, 2009, 9:45pm

I am currently reading The Mysterious Affair At Styles by Agatha Christie. I have read many of her books over 40 years ago, but have decided to read them over. And, my goal is to read them in the order of publication date.

17OldDan
apr 6, 2009, 4:08pm

The next book I'm reading by Agatha Christie is THE SECRET ADVERSARY. This is a Tommy and Tuppence series, and so far I agree with others that I like the Poirot books better. The book is well written, but I believe it is just because the characters are a bit ditzsy.

18PorschePaige
apr 13, 2009, 6:30am

ABC Murders over here.

19mstrust
apr 13, 2009, 2:18am

Finished Nemesis today.

20mstrust
jun 7, 2009, 7:14pm

I'm a few pages into Endless Night.

21AnnieMod
jul 2, 2009, 1:50pm

Parker Pyne Investigates - I had decided to reread all the books by Agatha Christie (in no particular order) so this one was on the top of the box when I was searching the next one, after finishing Problem at Pollensa Bay and Other Stories which was a mixed bag - both as content and as quality.

I still think that Pyne is the worst of her detectives but it's better than I remember it actually :)

22LydiaHD
jul 7, 2009, 11:53am

I prefer Parker Pyne when he's manipulating rather than investigating.

23AnnieMod
jul 7, 2009, 1:11pm

Yeah, his manipulating ones are at least original and kinda amusing even if some of them are unbelievable. Although I quite enjoyed "The Gate of Baghdad" last night (even if it is one of his investigating ones) - I had totally forgotten that I had ever read this story before (if I had at all) and it was actually quite good.

24mstrust
jul 10, 2009, 4:34pm

I've just finished Why Didn't They Ask Evans? in anticipation of the Masterpiece Mystery episode. I believe this one will be the last of the Agatha Christie's this season.

25AnnieMod
jul 10, 2009, 10:10pm

Starting Hercule Poirot's Christmas next. Haven't read it for at least 10 years and never read it in English so I expect to have fun with it.

26quillmenow
apr 26, 2010, 2:57am

I'm reading Murder on the Links, and after that, Sad Cypress.

27LA12Hernandez
apr 27, 2010, 12:30am

I'm reading The Body in the Library well I'm starting it.

28Porua
apr 28, 2010, 4:42pm

I'm re-reading (for the umpteenth time) 4.50 from Paddington, also known as What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw! in the US.

29MoiraStirling
aug 2, 2010, 1:55am

I just picked up Miss Marple The Complete Short Stories last week, so that's on the night stand. Reading a story a night.
Loving the Masterpiece Mystery Poirot Series X.

30OldDan
aug 3, 2010, 3:23pm

I have read many of Agatha Christie's books when I was younger. Since the goal is to list them here in LibraryThing, I plan to reread them and enter them as I go through the volumes again. At the moment, I'm reading Black Coffee as I am in a steamy relationship with gourmet coffee and the title just jumped out and caught my attention for a NOW read.

31mstrust
aug 17, 2010, 5:31pm

Third Girl, and wishing I had read it before Masterpiece Theatre's episode recently so I could have watched.

32wonderlake
sep 15, 2010, 10:48am

I've recently read The Murder of Roger Ackroyd for the first time, and would now very much like to see the graphic novel version by Bruno Lachard

33mstrust
sep 15, 2010, 6:55pm

I finished The Mysterious Affair at Styles, which was so well-done, especially for a first novel. Loved meeting Poirot.

34Sarine
Redigeret: okt 4, 2010, 4:33am

> 30

Are you reading them in the order they were published? I've been doing that since the beginning of summer besides my other reading pursuits and it's fuelled my love of all things AC, again. A lovely way to celebrate her 120th, I'd say. :)

35mstrust
nov 9, 2010, 8:54pm

I've started The Secret Adversary. Never read a Tommy & Tuppence before.

37twogerbils
nov 22, 2010, 2:46am

Denne meddelelse er blevet slettet af dens forfatter.

38bookwoman247
Redigeret: feb 22, 2011, 1:47pm

I've just started Appointment With Death and I am loving it! I knew I would, since I especially love the ones that are set in the Middle East, and, of course I love Poirot and his little grey cells!

Mama Boynton is pure evil!!! *Shudder*

39LydiaHD
feb 23, 2011, 9:49am

I love the solution to Appointment with Death. It's very satisfying.

40sarah-e
maj 17, 2011, 4:27pm

I'm reading my first Miss Marple, The Body in the Library.

41LA12Hernandez
maj 18, 2011, 4:57am

Oh that's a good one.

42mstrust
maj 18, 2011, 3:48pm

I finished The Mystery of the Blue Train a couple of days ago. This one takes place in London, Paris and the Riviera and has a solid plot. Poirot comes in rather later than usual.

43ZillahSoames
jun 12, 2011, 11:34pm

The Mysterious Mr Quin. I think Christie's short stories are undervalued...they are some of her most poignant stuff. I also like the things she did under was it Mary Westmacott...I'm thinking of the one about the Gun Man.

44bookwoman247
dec 21, 2011, 9:34pm

I've just started Crooked House, and am quite enjoying it!

45mstrust
jan 8, 2012, 6:36pm

I've finished a good one, Lord Edgware Dies.

46MalcolmNoble
jan 25, 2012, 6:38pm

Reading an early US (I'm UK) printing of The Hollow. It's good

47MalcolmNoble
jan 26, 2012, 6:10pm

You've no doubt finished it by now. One of her best, do you agree?

48zoeli
mar 1, 2012, 3:40am

I started out the year 2012 reading The Secret Adversary. Its been a long time since I read an Agatha Christie novel. I missed it!

49mstrust
jun 30, 2012, 4:49pm

I've finished The A.B.C. Murders. It's different from many Christie plots, as Poirot himself points out, they are dealing with a stranger going about England killing victims he doesn't know, rather than her more usual "keep it in the family" mystery.

50Migrine
jul 6, 2012, 3:44pm

I'm reading the Pale Horse , i really like it. I love Ariadne Oliver, I think it's a really good character.

51donnao
jul 7, 2012, 2:23pm

I love Ariadne Oliver, too. In general, I prefer Christie's female detectives. Miss Marple, of course, but I wish there had been more Tuppence stories.

53mstrust
okt 10, 2012, 5:00pm

54Tallulah_Rose
nov 1, 2012, 4:26pm

I have started A.B.C. Murders today. I have not yet read many Poirot novels yet, but this one started off very well. Maybe I can even like him more than Miss Marple?

55donnao
nov 1, 2012, 10:29pm

I'm currently listening to Murder on the Links narrated by Hugh Fraser.

56MDGentleReader
Redigeret: nov 9, 2012, 8:37pm

Just finished Come, Tell me How You Live. Really enjoyed it. Tells of her trips with archeologist husband Max Mallowan from the first trip they took through the final one before WWII.

ETC: spelling of her husband's name!

57bookwoman247
Redigeret: nov 9, 2012, 8:24pm

58kiwiflowa
dec 8, 2012, 11:00pm

I read my first Agath Christie novel hesitantly in December last year. I wasn't keen on the mystery genre so I was prepared to be bored. Well I loved it! I read Murder at the Vicarage the first Miss Marple mystery and I am now up to number seven A Pocket Full of Rye. I intend to keep reading until I've read them all however long that may take!

59MalcolmNoble
dec 14, 2012, 9:32pm

Crooked House was one of Christie's favourite books

60Tallulah_Rose
dec 21, 2012, 12:59pm

I currently listen to A Carribean Mystery, a Miss Marple mystery. I'm in chapter ten now and finding it amusing and interesting, but it's not that gripping actually. But I've always gt that with audio books.

61mstrust
jan 16, 2013, 12:40am

62mstrust
jan 24, 2013, 12:33am

63katie4098
Redigeret: mar 8, 2013, 6:34pm

>#55 Isn't Hugh Fraser the best?! I love his narrations.

64donnao
Redigeret: mar 8, 2013, 11:21pm

LOVE Hugh Frasier. Sometimes when he does Poirot , I can't tell him apart from David Suchet.
I recently finished an audio book of N or M? read by James Warwick (Tommy Beresford). I always enjoy it when the reader has played the part on film/TV. It helps with the visualization.

65MDGentleReader
apr 29, 2013, 11:27pm

Finishing up The Grand Tour by Agathat Christie's grandson. It consists of excerpts from her autobiography to introduce cards, letters and photographs that follow her trip around the Commonwealth with a trade commission that she took with her first husband in 1922. Delightful.

66SylviaC
apr 29, 2013, 1:13am

>66 SylviaC:

That's funny! I'm reading Come Tell Me How You Live right now. It's wonderful so far—I didn't expect it to be so humorous.

67mstrust
apr 29, 2013, 1:23am

>66 SylviaC: I read that one a couple of years ago and really liked her sense of humor too.

68bookwoman247
apr 30, 2013, 1:38pm

>65 MDGentleReader:: Thanks, MDGentleReader. I'll keep my eyes open for The Grand Tour. It sounds right up my alley!

69MDGentleReader
apr 30, 2013, 5:54pm

66, 67> I read Come Tell Me How You Live last fall. Pretty good for a purchase from an airport bookstore :-). I THINK it was on my TBR list before, not sure. Archie Christie has a lot to answer for. I thought that in The Grand Tour, Agatha Christie was so much more light hearted and confident than she was in her autobiography or in Come Tell me How You Live. Maybe it's just me, though. I'll be interested to hear what others think.