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Re: Six by Agatha: AGATHA CHRISTIE WEEK

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Re: Six by Agatha: AGATHA CHRISTIE WEEK

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Re: Six by Agatha: AGATHA CHRISTIE WEEK


becke_davis wrote:

According to Wikipedia, this is the best-selling Agatha Christie book of all time:

 

 

And Then There Were None

 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And_Then_There_Were_None


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just a "heads up" that we are going to be reading this for the Literature by Women group in November!

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Re: Six by Agatha: AGATHA CHRISTIE WEEK

I think I've mentioned my favorites before:

 

Seven Dials Mystery 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Secret Adversary (Tommy and Tuppence Series)  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And that Tommy and Tuppence are my favorite recurring sleuths!

 

It would be difficult to choose more favorites, because I like so many of them so much!

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shes an author i did not konw this i thought that agatha christie was p.c. games can some one give me more books to read by agatha christie thank you

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Re: Six by Agatha: AGATHA CHRISTIE WEEK


dulcinea3 wrote:

I think I've mentioned my favorites before:

 

Seven Dials Mystery 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Secret Adversary (Tommy and Tuppence Series)  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And that Tommy and Tuppence are my favorite recurring sleuths!

 

It would be difficult to choose more favorites, because I like so many of them so much!


Oh, those are good ones!
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ilovebooksOH wrote:

shes an author i did not konw this i thought that agatha christie was p.c. games can some one give me more books to read by agatha christie thank you


 

She wrote about 80 books, but you could start with any of the books we've listed here -- they're all good!

 

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My but you have been busy in the last 24 hours! I am not worthy (Waves arms in Respect Mode).

 

I am glad you know of June Whitfield, like you, I am sure she is a fine Miss M. I looked up Murder She Said at my sole initiating source for things Show Biz, namely IMDB.com but June is not listed in the cast. The Great Joan was there as Mrs. Kidder and Leslie Howard's son Ronald featured as Brian Eastlley. Actually, the cast like a brief history of British TV in the 60's. I am sorely tempted to name the Actors in their character roles just for the fun of checking my own memory! However I will spare your American readers the torture of my exercise in self satisfaction!

 

The opening of the first Monty Python sketch reminded me of the dear old BBC and their constant search for the correct usage of spoken English and such things as the torture of James T. Kirk for" boldly going where no man had gone before" 

 

Finally, to my eternal shame I realized reading your lists that I have read only The ABC Murders  and that a long time ago. In my defence I offer my viewing of all the Miss M's and my collection of Radio Plays by the dear lady. Maybe it should be me to the Library!

 

May I throw a question out there? I am nearly certain that Joan Hickson appeared in the classic "Brief Encounter" as one of the tea ladies at the Railway Station but cannot find any listing. Do any of our readers know?

 


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georgesmiley wrote:

My but you have been busy in the last 24 hours! I am not worthy (Waves arms in Respect Mode).

 

I am glad you know of June Whitfield, like you, I am sure she is a fine Miss M. I looked up Murder She Said at my sole initiating source for things Show Biz, namely IMDB.com but June is not listed in the cast. The Great Joan was there as Mrs. Kidder and Leslie Howard's son Ronald featured as Brian Eastlley. Actually, the cast like a brief history of British TV in the 60's. I am sorely tempted to name the Actors in their character roles just for the fun of checking my own memory! However I will spare your American readers the torture of my exercise in self satisfaction!

 

The opening of the first Monty Python sketch reminded me of the dear old BBC and their constant search for the correct usage of spoken English and such things as the torture of James T. Kirk for" boldly going where no man had gone before" 

 

Finally, to my eternal shame I realized reading your lists that I have read only The ABC Murders  and that a long time ago. In my defence I offer my viewing of all the Miss M's and my collection of Radio Plays by the dear lady. Maybe it should be me to the Library!

 

May I throw a question out there? I am nearly certain that Joan Hickson appeared in the classic "Brief Encounter" as one of the tea ladies at the Railway Station but cannot find any listing. Do any of our readers know?

 



 

 

Hi and welcome back! When I saw I'd missed Agatha Christie's birthday, I decided to bring in a bit of belated hoopla. There are a LOT of Agatha Christie clips on YouTube, I discovered! (Many are clips from the MYSTERY! series of Poirot and Miss Marple, but still . . . )


Oh, you really should read more of the books--even though some are dated, I still find them enjoyable (however strange it may be to find murder stories relaxing!). FUNERALS ARE FATAL was the first one I read, and the first one I solved successfully was A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED. Later, I also figured out A BODY IN THE LIBRARY, which I thought was trickier.


I haven't seen Brief Encounter for years. I also looked online and couldn't confirm if Joan Hickson was in it or not.

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The Mousetrap

I'm off tonight to see a local production of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap.  I had read it many years ago, but still can't wait to see it.  It will be new to my three companions.  Wonder if they can figure out the murderer?  I couldn't.

 

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Masterpieces of Mystery and the Unknown I love THE MOUSETRAP. It's such a period piece, and even when you know how it ends, it's fun to watch. It is very much a play with a surprise ending, and it amazes me how well people keep the secret. It's been running in London since the year I was born: 1952. When I lived in London, I saw it countless times because we always took our visitors to see it. I've seen it here in Cincinnati, too. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

The Mousetrap and Other Plays

 

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Wow, I'm gone for a few days and the thread blows up.  I'm so sorry I missed so much.  I dropped by to tell you I finished The Man in the Brown Suit

 

http://wordsmithonia.blogspot.com/2009/09/agatha-christie-challenge-man-in-brown.html

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What did you think of it, Ryan? That one is such a period piece, I have a special fondness for it:

 

 

 

Man in the Brown Suit 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Synopsis

How odd, Anne Beddingfeld thought, that the stranger caught her eye, recoiled in horror, and fell to his death on the rails of Hyde Park Underground Station. Odder still was a doctor in a brown suit who pronounced him dead and vanished into the crowd. But what really aroused Anne's suspicion was when she learned of the doctor's link to the murder of a famous ballerina, a fortune in hidden diamonds, and a crime-lord embroiled in blackmail. And most frightening of all was the attempt made on Anne's own life. But she is unable to resist the lure of an isolated mansion that could hold the solution to the bizarre mystery--even if she becomes the next victim...

 

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Oh, I wish this was still on!

 

 

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Ryan, I found this, too:

 

 

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Afternoon all,


back again with news of a discovery this very afternoon on a site called  "IOffer" which I was researching for another potential outlet for our (Wife and self) Business. It is another Ebay clone. Anyway while looking to see what quality of goods were on offer, I came across the following. If you like what you see, let me know and I will give you the URL. However, I must stress that neither this vendor nor this site have anything whatsoever to do with me. The information is merely passed on to those interested in such things.

 


 

THE AGATHA CHRISTIE HOUR

The Agatha Christie Hour from 1982 was a ten episode series based on ten short stories written by the "Queen Of Crime" Agatha Christie, each playlet dealing with a wide range of diverging themes.     Some of the stories were romances, covering juvenile as well as mature romance,   several stories dealing with the supernatural, as well as light-hearted adventures.   The Agatha Hour was set in the England in the first half of the 20th century and much care was taken to authenticate the period, with great attention to detail. It featured many of Britain's best actors and actresses, Cherie Lunghi, Rupert Everett, John Nettles, Stephanie Cole, Roy Kinnear, Amanda Redman and Nicholas Clay to name just a few.

The episodes in this wonderful series included:

 

1. THE CASE OF THE MIDDLE AGED WIFE

2.   IN A GLASS DARKLY

3.   THE GIRL IN THE TRAIN

4.   THE MANHOOD OF EDWARD ROBINSON

5.   JANE IN SEARCH OF A JOB

6.   THE FOURTH MAN

7.   THE CASE OF THE DISCONTENTED SOLDIER

8.   MYSTERY OF THE BLUE JAR

9.   THE RED SIGNAL

10. MAGNOLIA BLOSSOM

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Thanks to Georgesmiley for sharing these amazing pictures with us -- this is Africa's Blue Train, similar to the famous Blue Train from Agatha Christie's book:

 

The Mystery of the Blue Train (Hercule Poirot Series) 

 

 

 

The Mystery of the Blue Train (Hercule Poirot Series)

 

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Okay, problem uploading the pictures. Let me try something else . . . rats, it doesn't look like I can post Georgesmiley's pictures. Instead, I found some on the web: