A to Z Challenge — ” T ” — Third Girl by Agatha Christie

A girl alone and adrift, with no real ties but a lot of baggage. Luckily for her, she meets mystery writer Ariadne Oliver who advises her to consult Hercule Poirot. After a lot of sleuthing, Mrs. Oliver and M. Poirot manage to pull the Third Girl out of a quagmire of drugs and deceit. Continue reading A to Z Challenge — ” T ” — Third Girl by Agatha Christie

A to Z Blogging Challenge — ” S ” — Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie

This is another case of murder in retrospect and is solved by Miss Marple. It is the first book by Agatha Christie that I read. I was twelve years old and became a fan for life. The story begins with newly wed Gwenda from New Zealand. She comes to England ahead of her husband Giles. Her plan is to find a house and do some … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge — ” S ” — Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie

5 Things Tuesday —- 5 Favourite Canned Foods

Although it cannot take the place of fresh food, you can’t beat tinned food for convenience. Requiring no special storage conditions and taking up very little storage space, canned food can be a life saver. Today I ask you to name 5 favourites. These can be ready to eat or ingredients for your recipes. Here are my favourites: Heinz baked beans In our family, this … Continue reading 5 Things Tuesday —- 5 Favourite Canned Foods

A to Z Blogging Challenge — ” R ” The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

I must confess that in the majority of Agatha ‘s books I did not manage to guess “whodunnit “. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is one of those where the solution left me completely flabbergasted. The technique used in this book shows Agatha at her best. The setting is the sleepy little village of Kings Abbott that Hercule Poirot has chosen to spend his retirement … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge — ” R ” The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

A to Z Blogging Challenge — ” P ” — Parker Pyne Investigates by Agatha Christie

Parker Pyne Investigates is a collection of stories revolving around the concept of attaining happiness. An advertisement appears regularly in the newspaper “Are you happy? If not, consult Mr. Parker Pyne.”  Parker Pyne is a retired statistician who uses his knowledge and a team of co workers to solve human problems. For a fee , he helps people with maladies like boredom, discontent, unfaithful wives … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge — ” P ” — Parker Pyne Investigates by Agatha Christie

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Blogging Insights– Blogging Experience

I have been blogging for a little over two years now and I feel that it has taught me a lot. This is what we discuss today whether your blogging experience is two years or two hours or two decades. TODAY’S QUESTION What has your blogging experience taught you? MY ANSWER About Myself I love writing and blogging.  I already knew that but now I … Continue reading Blogging Insights– Blogging Experience

A to Z Bloggging Challenge 2021 — ” O ” — Murder On The Orient Express

The Orient Express was a train journey across Europe in a luxury train. Agatha made this trip several times to  accompany bet second husband Sir Max Mallowan on his archaeological expeditions. The murder mystery that she set on this train is a truly unique story. The murder victim is the kidnapper and murderer of a small child who manages to go inpunished. How he gets … Continue reading A to Z Bloggging Challenge 2021 — ” O ” — Murder On The Orient Express

A to Z Blogging Challenge 2021 — ” N ” — N or M by Agatha Christie

I first saw the book N or M as a child . It was in a bookcase belonging to some people I visited with my family. I guess I was too shy to ask about the book or go up to it and look. Many years later I came across it again and was able to buy it and satisfy my curiosity. The reason I … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge 2021 — ” N ” — N or M by Agatha Christie

A to Z Blogging Challenge 2021 — “M” — The Mysterious Affair At Styles by Agatha Christie

Finally — I get to write about the book with which it all began. In 1921, Agatha Christie ‘s first book , The Mysterious Affair at Styles was published. This book introduces Hercule Poirot. It is set in the country house genre. The victim is an autocratic rich old lady. There is a large ish closed circle of suspects . In addition, Agatha gets to … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge 2021 — “M” — The Mysterious Affair At Styles by Agatha Christie

A to Z Blogging Challenge 2021 — “L — The Body In The Library by Agatha Christie

The Body In The Library is part of the Miss Marple series. It features several familiar and entertaining motifs, primarily, the Library. All Golden Age authors loved using the Library in their books and Agatha is no exception. The library features prominently in most of her books. It is where the we first see the characters arriving one by one for their country house weekend. … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge 2021 — “L — The Body In The Library by Agatha Christie