The Murder of roger ackroyd by Agatha Christie

“Every new development that arises is like the shake you give to a kaleidoscope—the thing changes entirely in aspect.”  Considered to be one of Agatha Christie’s most controversial mysteries, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd breaks all the rules of traditional mystery writing.  The peaceful English village of King’s Abbot is stunned. First, the attractive widow Ferrars dies […]

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The Clocks by Agatha Christie

One gets infected, it is true, by the style of a work that one has been reading. The Clocks by Agatha Christie When a young secretary, Sheila Webb, is sent to the home of a blind woman on an errand, she is horrified to discover a dead man behind the couch, surrounded by four clocks […]

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Curtain by Agatha Christie

Nothing is so sad, in my opinion, as the devastation wrought by age. Curtain by Agatha Christie The house guests at Styles seemed perfectly pleasant to Captain Hastings; there was his own daughter Judith, an inoffensive ornithologist called Norton, dashing Mr Allerton, brittle Miss Cole, Doctor Franklin and his fragile wife Barbara , Nurse Craven, […]

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Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one […]

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Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

How true is the saying that man was forced to invent work in order to escape the strain of having to think. Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile is shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway has been shot through the head. She was young, stylish […]

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