The title picture is credited to NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute Endless Night was first published in 1967 and is one of Agatha Christie's favourite pieces of her own work. It does not include any of her established detectives and although it is a mystery novel, it is a departure from Agatha Christie's usual style. Image sourced from … Continue reading Agatha Christie’s Endless Night
Agatha Christie's '4.50 from Paddington' was first published in 1957 and is the 8th book in the Miss Marple series. Image sourced from the 4.50 from Paddington sales page on Amazon.com under the rules of fair use. To purchase this book, click here. Mrs McGillicuddy catches the 4.50 from Paddington station. At a certain … Continue reading 4.50 from Paddington: A Miss Marple mystery
Here is a wonderful review and well written synopsis of my debut novel, ‘Underneath the Killing Tree.’
Full disclosure – I was provided a copy of this short story by the author but have voluntarily chosen to write a review. All opinions are my own.
On a sunny morning in 1920, Emlyn Quinn is found hanging from the linden tree on the lushly landscaped estate of Loxley Hall. Ruled as a suicide, her passing is dismissed by the local authorities and may have gone unnoticed had it not been for Mary. Mary Loxley, Emlyn’s kid sister has returned to Loxley Hall from Paris after receiving a cryptic message for Emlyn just days earlier. Convinced that Emlyn’s death was not a suicide but a murder, Mary is determined to uncover the truth.
In present day, Detective Inspector Andy Bliss is called to a gruesome crime scene in the industrial district. With the victim being the proverbial “one that got away” in the Detective’s history, he should…
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Agatha Christie first published The Secret of Chimneys in 1925. It is the first appearance in any of her books of Superintendent Battle (Here an Inspector) and it also features an amateur detective by the name of Anthony Cade. Image sourced from Amazon.com and used under the rules of fair use. To purchase this book … Continue reading Agatha Christie’s: The Secret of Chimneys
Agatha Christie's Dead Man's Folly was first published in 1956. It is a Hercule Poirot mystery and as with Elephants Can Remember, he is teamed up once again with the famous mystery author and Agatha Christie's alter ego, Ariande Oliver. Image sourced from Amazon sales page under the rules of fair use. To purchase this … Continue reading Agatha Christie’s: Dead Man’s Folly
Agatha Christie's, Lord Edgware Dies, was originally published in 1933. It is a Hercule Poirot mystery, written entirely from the perspective of his running mate, Captain Hastings. From the beginning, as Captain Hastings reminisces about the murder of Lord Edgware, we are told that Hercule Poirot considers this case to be one of his failures … Continue reading Lord Edgware Dies: A Hercule Poirot Mystery
Agatha Christie's Cat Among the Pigeons was first published in 1959 and centres on an exclusive girls' boarding school in England - Meadowbank. Image taken from Amazon.com sales page under the rules of fair use. To purchase this book click here The story begins with a revolution in the Middle East where Prince Ali Yusef … Continue reading Cat Among the Pigeons
My review of lesser known Agatha Christie novels continues with her 1945 novel, Sparkling Cyanide. It is the fourth in the Colonel Race series. Image sourced from Amazon.com and used under the rules of fair use. To purchase this book from Amazon click here. "Six people were thinking of Rosemary Barton who had died … Continue reading Sparkling Cyanide
Agatha Christie's novel, 'Nemesis', was first published in 1971. It is the twelfth in the Miss Marple series of novels and it contains specific references to characters from and the plot of 'A Caribbean Mystery.' It begins with Miss Marple perusing the obituaries and discovering that an acquaintance, Mr Jason Rafiel, has passed away. He … Continue reading Nemesis: A Miss Marple Mystery
Agatha Christie is one of the most well-known authors ever to have graced us with their talents. Her catalogue is one which I could only ever envy and her contribution to the murder mystery genre is second to none. Red-herrings, intricate plots, wonderful characters; her stories have perplexed and entertained us over the years. With … Continue reading Elephants Can Remember