Monday, January 30, 2012

Agatha Christie- Mystery Novelist

     One of my favorite genres to read is mystery and pretty much my only reason for that is because of Agatha Christie's too many to count mystery novels and short stories.  Yes, of course I read other mystery novels (Sherlock Holmes, Lord Peter Whimsy, and Brother Cadfael) but Agatha Christie always will have a special place on my bookshelf. 
     I was in my early teens when I first picked up her novels.  Instantly I was captivated by her style of writing: humorous and suspenseful.  I loved her characters and how she developed them.  Now, though, having read about fifty of her novels and short stories I will admit the endings  are starting to get predictable.  Not as predictable as I would sometimes like though.  I find it quite annoying when I am talking to my brother about one of her novels and how I was surprised the end to find out who committed the murders and he spouts off with some stuff about he knew all along and the book was so boring because he had it figured out the whole way through. Nonetheless, however predictable they may end up being, there is always some new twist or a unique character that makes each of her novels stand out.
     Everybody loves a mystery, and these are just about the best.

Lois Johnson, avid writer, tea drinker, and reader but first and foremost, avid Christian.


  1. I have only read one of her books, do you have one that you would recommend I read? EBeth

  2. It would really depend on which one you had read. :)However my favorites include: Towards Zero, Murder on the Orient Express, Hickory Dickory Death,After the Funeral,Murder at the Vicrage, and Sleeping Murder. Those are some of the ones I started with. I have never read one I didn't like so I think you are safe with about any.

  3. I have never read it but I do have a copy of 'Murder at the Vicarage' so i may start with that! EBeth

  4. I think Murder at the Vicrage was the first one I read and I really liked it. :)


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