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 Thanks for sharing this, Ryan! I posted a comment and I'm following your posts now.
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Re: Six by Agatha: PBS MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! **SPOILERS**

Thank you Beck for dropping by.  I'm getting ready to start the next book so I'll let you guys know how it goes.

becke_davis wrote:
 Thanks for sharing this, Ryan! I posted a comment and I'm following your posts now.

 

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Re: Six by Agatha: PBS MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!

I saw an ad for this book in the New York Times book review section this week. Looks interesting:

 

Duchess of Death  

 

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I finally watched the movie from last night and must say I thought it was filmed beautifully taking full advantage of the countryside and coast.  The acting was good though the relationships were a little confusing at first.  Once I got everything straight in my head it was more enjoyable to watch.  Though why are Tom and his sister so damn creepy?
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This is why it frustrated me. There was so much I did like about it (oooh, that coastline at the beginning -- breathtaking!), but I was confused about that whole Oriental flashback stuff. I adapted to the fact that it was going to be different from the book -- that was obvious by the fact that Miss Marple was in the story -- but I was just confused by a lot of little things.

 

Oh well, overall I was happy with this series. I absolutely loved the new Poirot's and the new Miss Marple interests me. She's considerably perkier than I imagine Miss Marple (Joan Hickson "was" Miss Marple to me) but I kind of like the way she portrays her as a somewhat younger and livelier version of Miss Marple, with more of a twinkle in her eye.

 

And I applaud the cinematography, the set design, the costumes and the casting, which were all exceptionally well done. 

 

 

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To ryan_g:

   I am just jealous that you are reading the Agatha Christie books.

   I do have the majority of them and have read them

   But my ToBeRead pile keeps growing and interfering.

   But I think I will start sprinkling in the Agatha books.

   They are a great read and you won't be disappointed you took the time to read them.

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Maybe it's just me, but I've always found Christie's books to be really fast reads, too.
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thanks pen, so far i'm having fun, right now I'm on The Secret Advesary.  It's one I read years and years ago so i don't remember much of it.  Enjoying it.
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Ryan_G,

How are the  Agatha Christie books?

Last I heard you were reading Secret Adversary.

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Re: Six by Agatha: PBS MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!

Pen, thanks for checking up on me.  I still haven't finished it yet.  I'm loving it but had to put it on hold for a bit.  Other commitments and having my son back home after being gone all summer really took a bite out of my reading.  I'm hoping I can get back to it soon and get a review posted on it sometime next week.
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I went to start reading the book again but couldn't find it.  I have no clue where I left it so I went and bought another copy of it today.  I'm just going to go and restart and read it all the way through
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Now, that's dedication!
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I finally finished The Secret Adversary and loved it.  It had been a while since I'd read the book  and I found it refreshing.  I posted a quick (not in depth) review on my blog if anyone wants to read it.

 

http://wordsmithonia.blogspot.com/2009/08/agatha-christie-challenge-secret.html

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Exciting, Ryan! I just posted a comment on your blog. You know, after seeing the movie Julie & Julia over the weekend, it occurs to me that your Christie project is similar to Julie's -- she blogged about cooking every recipe in Julia Child's cookbook within a year. And she turned that project into a best-selling book and movie -- who knows, maybe this is the beginning of big things for you!
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from your lips to God's ear :-)

becke_davis wrote:
Exciting, Ryan! I just posted a comment on your blog. You know, after seeing the movie Julie & Julia over the weekend, it occurs to me that your Christie project is similar to Julie's -- she blogged about cooking every recipe in Julia Child's cookbook within a year. And she turned that project into a best-selling book and movie -- who knows, maybe this is the beginning of big things for you!

 

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Here's the rest of the list at last!  As well as I can do.  I have some short story collections that I am inserting, that I'm not totally sure where they fall, but this is where I have them placed in my collection.  I'm moving Sleeping Death to when it was published, since it was always intended to be Miss Marple's last novel; whoever compiled this list had moved Curtain, Poirot's last novel, so they were inconsistent.

 

 One, Two Buckle My Shoe (U.S. title An Overdose of Death)

 Sad Cypress

 Evil Under the Sun

 N or M?

 The Body in the Library

 Five Little Pigs (U.S. title Murder in Retrospect)

 The Moving Finger

 Towards Zero

 Death Comes as the End

 Sparkling Cyanide (U.S. title Remembered Death)

 The Hollow (U.S. title Murder After Hours)

 The Labours of Hercules (short stories)

      Witness for the Prosecution

 Taken at the Flood (U.S. title There is a Tide)

 Crooked House

 A Murder is Announced

     The Mousetrap

 They Came to Baghdad

     The Underdog and Other Stories

 Mrs McGinty's Dead

 They Do It With Mirrors (U.S. title Murder with Mirrors)

 After the Funeral (U.S. title Funerals Are Fatal)

 A Pocket Full of Rye

 Destination Unknown (U.S. title So Many Steps to Death)

 Hickory Dickory Dock (U.S. title Hickory Dickory Death)

 Dead Man's Folly

 4.50 from Paddington (U.S. title What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw!)

 Ordeal by Innocence

 Cat Among the Pigeons

 Double Sin and Other Stories (short stories) not published in the UK

     13 for Luck

 The Pale Horse

 The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side (U.S. title The Mirror Crack'd)

 The Clocks

 A Caribbean Mystery

 At Bertram’s Hotel

     13 Clues for Miss Marple

 Third Girl

 Endless Night

 By the Pricking of my Thumbs

 Hallowe'en Party

 Passenger to Frankfurt

 The Golden Ball and Other Stories (short stories) not published in the UK

 Nemesis

 Elephants Can Remember

 Postern of Fate

 Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case

 Sleeping Murder

 The Harlequin Tea Set

 

One thing I discovered is that I could not find my copy of Endless Night!!! :smileymad: My collection is incomplete!  I'm sure I had it at one time, and I keep them all together (except Hallowe'en Party and Nemesis, which are included in books with other author's mysteries).  Guess it's an Agatha Christie mystery!!! :smileywink:

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Wow, that's an inspiring list! One of these days I'll go through and make a list of my books by and about Christie. I've got some deadlines this week, but maybe I'll have time to do it next week. Thanks for sharing this with us, dulcinea!
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I have a new review of my third book in the challenge, The Murder on the Links.

 

http://wordsmithonia.blogspot.com/2009/08/agatha-christie-challenge-murder-on.html

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This is exciting, Ryan! I just commented on your blog.
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I've been reading your blog, Ryan, even if I don't make many comments!

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