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Friday, June 8, 2012


This was for me a sad book of Agatha Christie. Hercule Poirot called on to solve a murder/s(?) of a couple who died many, many years ago.  Is it possible to find clues so many years after a case is closed. Apparently nothing is impossible for the flamboyant Poirot who does it in inimitable style.

Why the murders were committed was the sad part. A rather unusual Christie.

This is Miss. Marple's last case. Gwenda feels a sense of deja vu when she is house hunting coming across a particular house. The feeling is emphasised time and time again to the point that she herself believes that she is hallucinating. Miss Marple solves a crime (again after almost 15 years) where the murderer thought he got away scot free.

Agatha Christie is so good (like Jane Austen) for me personally at times when I am tired, in a reading slump and just want to read something light which will not tax me too much. Agatha Christie really fits the bill this time around.


  1. An Agatha Chritie, Jane Austen or a P.G. Wodehouse is a soothing balm for a tired mind. Bedtime reading should be light too. I pick up the occasional comic-book. I haven't come round to reading the two Christies you mentioned, preferring to read her books by order of publication. Happily, I have a long way to go.

  2. I'm just like you. Christie is one of my go-to authors when I need a bit of comforting (even though it's all murders!) Elephants Can Remember is indeed slightly unusual and is one of my favourites.

  3. I totally agree with this - I turn to Agatha Christie when I need something comforting and not too confronting. She is perfect when there is too much going on around me!

  4. I've been in a bit of a reading/blogging slump and I like the idea of using Christie as a comfort read to get back in the hang of things. I haven't read either of these (YET) but I do have one sitting around that I might pick up this weekend. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. I really liked Sleeping Murder,

    but I think I'll pass on Elephants Can Remember. Sad is not what I look for in an AC book - or really any book. :<) I felt rather this way about One, Two, Buckle My Shoe.

  6. I love Agatha Christie although haven't read any of her books for a while, which is a crime! I can remember reading and enjoying Elephants Can Remember, but for the life of me can't really remember the plot. I really enjoyed Sleeping Murder, although I seem to remember a TV adaptation of it spooking me out!