‘The Labours of Hercules’ by Agatha Christie
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‘The Labours of Hercules’ by Agatha Christie

The Labours of Hercules by Agatha Christie is a collection of 12 short stories. You can also term these short stories as 12 mini-mysteries. These mini-mysteries feature Hercule Poirot (the Belgian detective). As the title of the book suggests, these stories relate to the mythological stories of powerful demi-god – Hercules. However, the connection is … Continue reading

Book Review: ‘Mrs. McGinty’s Dead’ by Agatha Christie
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Book Review: ‘Mrs. McGinty’s Dead’ by Agatha Christie

My Rating*** ‘Mrs. McGinty’s Dead’ by Agatha Christie is a typical murder mystery set in the English countryside. The book has all the components that you generally find in Christie’s mysteries. You will find an intriguing murder with a number of suspects. There are twists and turns. There is your favorite Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot … Continue reading

Book Review: ‘The Body in the Library’ by Agatha Christie
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Book Review: ‘The Body in the Library’ by Agatha Christie

My Rating**** One of the finest works of Agatha Christie, ‘Body in the Library’ holds your attention from the first chapter itself. For me, this chapter can be easily termed as one of the best opening chapters by the queen of mystery. The chapter not only impresses you with the brilliantly crafted lines, but also … Continue reading

Captain Arthur Hastings Vs Dr. John H. Watson: Similarities and Differences
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Captain Arthur Hastings Vs Dr. John H. Watson: Similarities and Differences

Agatha Christie, who was greatly influenced by the works of Sir Arthur Conon Doyle, introduced one character called ‘Captain Arthur Hastings’ in her works in accordance with the model of Sherlock Holmes’s close associate Dr. John H. Watson. She even named this character as ‘Arthur’ after the great Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Christie depicted Hastings … Continue reading

Is Hercule Poirot going to crack a murder case in India soon?
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Is Hercule Poirot going to crack a murder case in India soon?

Is Hercule Poirot going to solve a murder mystery in India soon? Well! We have to wait but it seems that it may happen soon. Hercule Poirot (Image Source: http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/poirot/images/23639434/title/hercule-poirot-photo) We all know that Hercule Poirot is a Belgian detective created by Agatha Christie. He appeared in 33 novels, one play and more than 50 … Continue reading

Book Review: ‘Cat Among the Pigeons’ by Agatha Christie
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Book Review: ‘Cat Among the Pigeons’ by Agatha Christie

My Rating*** As an author, Agatha Christie was more massively successful than she could ever have anticipated. One of her skills that played a huge part in her success as a crime writer was her plotting. Pick up one of her books and see yourself. Even the worst of her books has its own unique … Continue reading

Book Review: ‘The Mysterious Affairs at Styles’ by Agatha Christie
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Book Review: ‘The Mysterious Affairs at Styles’ by Agatha Christie

My Rating*** Agatha Christie made her impressive debut with ‘The Mysterious Affairs at Styles’, the first adventure of Hercule Poirot. The book was written towards the end of the First World War and was published by The Bodley Head in 1920. Though the book cannot be claimed as a great read, it was with this … Continue reading

‘The Murder of Roger Ackroyd’ by the Mystery Queen
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‘The Murder of Roger Ackroyd’ by the Mystery Queen

My Rating***** ‘I appeal to you all. Tell me the truth – the whole truth.’ There was a silence. ‘Will no one speak?’ Agatha Christie is known for providing a stunning end in her books. Sometimes, she surprises you so hard that you found yourself thunderstruck. This is what you feel after reading ‘The Murder … Continue reading

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Book Review: “One Two Buckle my Shoe” by Agatha Christie

My Rating (***) One, two, Buckle my shoe; Three, four, Knock at the door; Five, six, Picking up sticks; Seven, eight, Lay them straight: Nine, ten, A good fat hen; Eleven, twelve, men must delve; Thirteen, fourteen, Maids are courting; Fifteen, sixteen, Maids in the kitchen; Seventeen, eighteen, Maids in waiting Nineteen, twenty, My plate’s … Continue reading