A wonderful story teller – Agatha Christie
Ms Christie featured in our Lady Sleuth theme first. Then I happened upon a review by an incredible young person I know and couldn’t resist another feature on Agatha Christie.
I have been planning to read one of Agatha’s books for some time now but there is so much else to read and with both Poirot and Miss Marple regularly on TV, I’ve succumed to the visual version which runs in the background as I do computer work – it’s my ‘look beyond the immediate screen and give the eyes a rest’ excercise. The challenge in reading the texts will be to put David Suchet and Geraldine McEwan (Joan Hickson too) out of my mind as they encapsulate the lead characters so well. (David Suchet explains how be became Poirot.)
So, here’s another reason to read Ms Christie’s work – thanks to Novels By Candlelight (and I can just see her doing that!), here’s a review of Murder on the Orient Express. And don’t be scared to take a look at the other reviews on this site.
And here’s another, by her uncle, looking at Death in the Clouds. It just shows how important significant adults are in encouraging children to read.
The success of the format of Christie’s crime writing can be seen in the recent TV series, Death in Paradise and more:
— Robbie Cheadle (@bakeandwrite) 11 March 2017