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.