A to Z Blogging Challenge 2021 — ” V ” — The Murder At The Vicarage by Agatha Christie

The Murder At The Vicarage , the first Miss Marple story, was published in 1930. Much more than any other of Agatha ‘s books (nearly all of which belong to it) this story belongs to the Cozy Mystery Genre. For the uninitiated, I have put down below the Wikipedia definition of a Cozy Mystery: Cozy mysteries, also referred to as “cozies”, are a subgenre of crime … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge 2021 — ” V ” — The Murder At The Vicarage 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

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

A to Z Blogging Challenge 2021 — “J” — Strange Jest by Agatha Christie

For letter J of the A to Z Blogging Challenge I chose “Strange Jest” because I wanted to talk about Miss Marple. For the next couple of posts I will be discussing this delightful old spinster. The story Strange Jest is a good example of Jane Marple ‘s prowess. Although it runs to less than ten pages, it is long enough to give us a … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge 2021 — “J” — Strange Jest by Agatha Christie

A to Z Challenge 2021 — B is for At Bertram’s Hotel by Agatha Christie

In post war London the atmosphere of Bertram’s Hotel attracts impoverished genteel upper class ladies and gentlemen who can no longer afford these luxuries at home. They are equally attractive to rich and flashy young people who enjoy being coddled here. Anglophile American tourists get their money’s worth of the English experience at Bertram’s. While this period glitz and decorous glamour continues at Bertram’s, a … Continue reading A to Z Challenge 2021 — B is for At Bertram’s Hotel by Agatha Christie

A to Z Blogging Challenge 2021 A is for Agatha

Agatha Christie, the best selling novelist of all time has sixty six novels and fourteen short story collections to her name. She has been entertaining her readers for one hundred years. Her most popular books are those featuring Hercule Poirot making him the most popular detective in English fiction. His fans outnumber those of Sherlock Holmes and his exploits have been translated and adapted countless … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge 2021 A is for Agatha