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Three Act Tragedy (Poirot)
Three Act Tragedy (Poirot) | Agatha Christie
At an apparently respectable dinner party, a vicar is the first to die...
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BarbaraJean
Three Act Tragedy | Agatha Christie
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I really enjoyed this one. Poirot is a little bit of a deus ex machina, with only a cameo appearance or two until almost the end, when he applies his little gray cells, unravels the mystery, and unmasks the murderer. But I enjoyed following the clues through the eyes of the three amateur detectives. This has a satisfying conclusion—one that I kind of anticipated but kept talking myself out of until it was revealed!

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rwmg
Three Act Tragedy (Poirot) | Agatha Christie
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Well, I got who if not why

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rwmg
Three Act Tragedy (Poirot) | Agatha Christie

"Rather a difficult name for a servant to remember—the parlourmaid here is rather stupid. She came and said to me, “Mrs West India has come,” and of course I suppose Rushbridger does sound rather like West India"

In what accent does Rushbridger sound anything LIKE West India, Dame Agatha?

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ferskner
Three Act Tragedy (Poirot) | Agatha Christie
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Another favorite Christie for me. The solution is chilling and diabolical, and I think quite a bit darker than most of her other books. #agathachristieclub @Bambolina_81 #booked19 #foodorbeverageoncover @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft #readharder #cozymystery @bookriot

raeintheworld I‘ve got this one on hold with Libby. I‘m working through Poirot mysteries in order. 5mo
ferskner @raeintheworld me too! I read a Christie a month, in publication order. We used to have the #agathachristieclub on Litsy but I think I'm the only one still going. :) 5mo
Librarybelle I‘m so far behind in the #agathachristieclub ! Maybe a year or more?? I should probably binge read to catch up...I miss reading her monthly! 5mo
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TheAromaofBooks Maybe we need to restart the #agathachristieclub - I would be way into that! I read all her books in published order a few years ago and would love to work through them again. 5mo
ferskner @Librarybelle @TheAromaofBooks YES! I'm pretty far into it so I wouldn't want to start over, but I'd love company. @batsy you in? 5mo
batsy @ferskner Yes! Like you I probably wouldn't start over but I'm trying to keep going from where I left over from reading her books chronologically. I'm not sure how it would work if we're all at different books but it's fun to just keep the club going for us to find each other through the tag and read the comments and reviews :) 5mo
Librarybelle @batsy @TheAromaofBooks What if we had two pieces to this? I‘m so behind that I don‘t mind starting again, and anyone who wants to join in on that piece may do so - read a book a month, with discussion at the end. For those in the middle of this, maybe just continuing where we should be under the original club. I don‘t think it would be too confusing...Littens would have the option to start from the beginning or pick up in the middle of the list. 5mo
TheAromaofBooks @Librarybelle @batsy - maybe keep the original #agathachristieclub but also add a secondary tag to differentiate, like #secondround or something like that? 5mo
Librarybelle I think that would work, @TheAromaofBooks ! 5mo
ferskner @TheAromaofBooks @librarybelle @batsy Honestly, I wouldn't mind taking a break for y'all to get caught up. I'm also behind on where I should be, and but I remember the books well enough that I could join in on discussions at the end of the month, and I'd reread some of my favorites. I am SUPER behind on a bunch of podcasts and series, so this would give me a chance to balance that out again. 5mo
ferskner @TheAromaofBooks @librarybelle @batsy I'm also a big fan of the All About Agatha podcast, where they recap and analyze all the books, so that could help me refresh my memory as well. :)
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batsy @TheAromaofBooks @Librarybelle I'm not sure where we last stopped as a group or where we should be right now; the last one I read following publication order was Lord Edgware Dies. @ferskner That podcast sounds great by the way, thank you for recommending! I'm going to check it out. 5mo
ferskner @batsy it's really fun! They're sometimes pretty catty and I don't always agree with their favorite books (they LOVED The Man in the Brown Suit), but they do discuss the underlying racism and sexism and take into account how well the stories have aged as part of their ranking system. And I always love a ranking system! 5mo
Librarybelle @batsy @TheAromaofBooks @ferskner The next one on the list for me is Peril of End House...no clue how far that is down the list from everyone else. I‘m fine with however we want to do this! 5mo
TheAromaofBooks @Librarybelle @batsy - I've never participated in this type of long-term reading group before, so I'm not sure how it usually works. Do we have an official list somewhere? 5mo
Librarybelle @TheAromaofBooks @batsy We were using the publication list from Agatha Christie‘s website. It has a breakdown chronologically of her works and designated UK titles versus US titles, since a few are different. 5mo
batsy @TheAromaofBooks Hope the link works https://www.agathachristie.com/stories If you scroll down to the bottom it says "download the full list of works" or something and it's a nice handy pdf file :) OK so I'm still a bit clueless about how to proceed from here if we're all at different books ? @Librarybelle 5mo
ferskner @batsy @librarybelle @TheAromaofBooks what do y'all think? I'm fine with taking a reading break to let the group catch up (but still participating in discussions), but if that's crazy then I'll do whatever. I tend to overthink these things. :) 5mo
ferskner @batsy @librarybelle @TheAromaofBooks or maybe we do two a month until we get caught up to @batsy?
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Librarybelle This has been a great discussion! I think I also tend to overthink things. I believe I‘m a couple books away from Lord Edgware, so I‘m close to @batsy . My thought had been maybe some of the newer Littens would like to join in - I‘ve seen a lot of Agatha Christie being read, so kind of why I said maybe to have a start over to reintroduce the idea. But, I‘m totally up for anything! We need Dame Christie to help solve this puzzle! 😂 @TheAromaofBooks (edited) 5mo
batsy @Librarybelle @ferskner Poirot would be appalled at my not so active little grey cells 😂 I think this sounds great; I've no problem with waiting. For newer Littens who are Christie fans, if they'd like to do a readalong in publication order like we are, perhaps like @TheAromaofBooks suggested they can add the #secondround or something tag to their posts? 5mo
TheAromaofBooks @librarybelle @ferskner @batsy - the link definitely worked, and that is a super useful list no matter what we decide to do haha It looks like there are 16 books before Lord Edgeware, so that is almost a year and a half for those ahead to wait. Are there people out there still doing the original list? If no one else has been participating in discussions, I think we can do whatever we want. Anarchy!! 5mo
Librarybelle Haha, anarchy! I don‘t think anyone else has been participating. Maybe we should just keep reading and posting at our own pace?? @TheAromaofBooks @batsy (edited) 5mo
batsy @Librarybelle @TheAromaofBooks I'm down with anarchy! 😆 I think we can do just that? 5mo
ferskner @batsy @TheAromaofBooks @Librarybelle haha this discussion! We're such nerds. I agree with @Librarybelle that I'd like the idea of opening it up to new Littens and also having a monthly discussion so there's a little bit more of a book club feel than the original club had. Can we do that, and maybe call it #agathachristieclubR2 or something like that? I'm happy to spearhead the discussions. Then those ahead can keep reading at our own pace? 5mo
TheAromaofBooks @batsy @Librarybelle - I think it would be great if @ferskner would like to be a gentle guide as to what we are reading next, and to organize the discussion? We have a week until September, so maybe this is a good time to invite people to start? 5mo
ferskner @TheAromaofBooks @batsy @Librarybelle I think that since perfect! I'll post something later tonight. 5mo
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ceralean
Three Act Tragedy (Poirot) | Agatha Christie
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My first Agatha Christie!

wanderinglynn Welcome to Litsy! 👋🏻 7mo
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Anagnostis
Three Act Tragedy (Poirot) | Agatha Christie
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"In all the world there is nothing so curious and so interesting and so beautiful as truth..."

jenniferw88 Suchet! 😍😍😍 11mo
Crazeedi Poirot!! Love him!!! 11mo
Crazeedi Welcome to Litsy !🎉🎉🎉 11mo
Anagnostis Thank you😊😊 11mo
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piyudyaa
Three Act Tragedy (Poirot) | Agatha Christie
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A man who dramatises himself is sometimes misjudged.

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Tamatha
Three Act Tragedy (Poirot) | Agatha Christie
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Lunch hour reading! 😀

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Sace
Three Act Tragedy (Poirot) | Agatha Christie
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Finished Christie (a pick) and immediately started A Head Full of Ghosts. Maybe not the smartest move. The Christie narrator was so good and I'm struggling with this new narrator...I'm also not sure if Ghosts works as an audiobook. I'm only on chapter 2 so maybe I need to give it more time 😂

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Sace
Three Act Tragedy (Poirot) | Agatha Christie
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Started this yesterday. So far so good.

catiewithac This is a great one!! 1y
Sace @catiewithac I really like the narration and the characters. 1y
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erista
Three Act Tragedy (Poirot) | Agatha Christie
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This was such a fun and clever mystery. I liked the theatrics and drama Christie created in this one.

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erista
Three Act Tragedy (Poirot) | Agatha Christie
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Evening reading and cuddles. I'm half way through this and finding it very entertaining.

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MeganAnnabell
Three Act Tragedy | Agatha Christie
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Continuing to read my way through all the Poirot books. This has probably been my least favorite so far. I predicted the killer but the whole story just wasn‘t my favorite. Oh well, on to the next one.

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aschermetz
Three Act Tragedy | Agatha Christie
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These are my two books for #LMPBC #GroupB and #whodunitthesequel, but I‘m having a hard time getting into either of them. Does anybody else feel this way sometimes with their “assigned” reading? I like getting new books each month, etc. but it almost feels like homework to me. 🙈 Just me?

kspenmoll I always alternate with a book of my choice. But then I have always read more than one book at once. 2y
aschermetz @kspenmoll I am a one book at a time gal. I can do an audio and a print at the same time, but I have trouble holding focus with two prints. 2y
JamieArc I‘m having a really hard time with my LMPBC book as well. I‘m forcing myself to read it for the sake of the group, but I really don‘t want to 😕 2y
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BookwormAHN Assigned books start to feel like homework to me after a point. Also The Man Who Loved Books Too Much does start slow. 2y
Gabypen For Three Act Tragedy, I‘d just push along. It gets better in the second half. It‘s not my favorite Christie, but when Poirot does get involved in the case it‘s much more entertaining. Best of luck! 2y
aschermetz @JamieArc I actually did not finish the last book for my group. I just couldn‘t get into it despite several attempts. I wrote about why in our group journal! Life‘s too short. 2y
kspenmoll @aschermetz I so get that. Sure its my ADD! Also think@it‘s ok not to finish a book; sometimes it has to speak to you, if not, bail. Like you said, life is too short & reading for the most part is a pleasurable escape! (edited) 2y
aschermetz @Gabypen Thank you! I do love Poirot so I need to keep going for sure. 2y
aschermetz @BookwormAHN I like getting exposed to new books and genres, I just wish I could train my brain to not think its homework! 😂😂 (edited) 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 @Gabypen is right, Three Act Tragedy does start out slow but gets better. I liked it but not my favorite Christie. I picked it because I had never read it & was short. I didn‘t finish the last LMPBC book it just wasn‘t my cup of tea. I gave it 100 pages. I definitely do the same thing with assigned reading, have a hard time getting into it, sometimes. Good Luck but never feel bad for a DNF. Time is precious ❤️ 2y
4thhouseontheleft I understand the feeling. I have enjoyed all of my #lmpbc books so far, but with my monthly book club, there have definitely been times I skip/DNF because I don‘t care for the selection. 2y
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emtobiasz
Three Act Tragedy (Poirot) | Agatha Christie
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More from my Agatha Christie binge-- can Dame Agatha be too clever in her plotting? If so, I think she might be too clever here. Still fun to watch these unfold, and delicious with spaghetti and meatballs 🍝

SassyBookworm Spaghetti is my favorite 🍝 2y
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gossamerchild
Three Act Tragedy | Agatha Christie
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Nothing says I'm gonna finish off this awful cold like tea in my favorite Totoro cup, and an Agatha Christie novel. Perfect company for this chilly weather 😊🤒😷. Thank you so much for all the goodies, @ForeverNerdy, that was incredibly thoughtful!

#LMPBC #GroupB

DeleteAcct I love the Poirot mustaches! 2y
UrsulaMonarch That cup & saucer !!!! 2y
rubyslippersreads 😍😍😍 2y
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TricksyTails 😍 Your Totoro teacup!!! ♥️ 2y
batsy Oh my gosh that cup and saucer 😍😍 2y
WarpedSweetness The teacup and saucer are so cute! 2y
gossamerchild The cup and saucer were a birthday gift from my husband. He brought them back from Taiwan! 😍😍 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 Oh I‘m glad you love them! 💜💜💜 Sorry I didn‘t see this post sooner. Love your teacup! Hope you get warm 💜💜💜 2y
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aschermetz
Three Act Tragedy | Agatha Christie
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Thank you so much to the lovely @ForeverNerdy for the thoughtful Poirot-themed gifts she sent to each of us in #LMPBC #GroupB! So cute! Can‘t wait to use that cup cozy. Thank you!

[DELETED] 3803335244 Oh I‘m so glad you got them! Can‘t wait for you to read my book pick! Have a great December 💙 2y
LeahBergen Love this 😍😍 2y
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mabell Awesome! So cute! 2y
GypsyKat So cute!!! 😍 2y
MaleficentBookDragon @ForeverNerdy I love the cozy! Did you make it? I want to learn to crochet them myself. 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 @MaleficentBookDragon yes, I made it. I downloaded the cute cup paper from Pinterest. If you need any help starting let me know. A great you tube crocheter is Jada in stitches. She‘s really upbeat, funny too, so helpful. 2y
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Lizpixie
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#NovemberByTheNumbers #day3 Just like she loved to use nursery rhymes in her titles, Dame Agatha also loved to put in numbers as well. I can probably do at least the first five days, in fact I know I can, after that though it gets harder. This is one that has a very twisty plot with so many different elements being used, finding out who the killer is is a definite challenge. #christiescrimeclub

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Clwojick
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Thrift store finds 👌

OrangeMooseReads 👍🏽 2y
JazzFeathers 😍😍😍 2y
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Lizpixie
Three Act Tragedy (Poirot) | Agatha Christie
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#BackToReading #BooksAcrossOceans #day2 #FollowTheClues across this #SeaOfBooks to find my favourite genre.It's not hard to guess,at least a third of my shelves are filled with Crime authors.Add in Mystery & Thrillers and that would probably go up to half. I've been obsessed with the genre since I was very young and my Auntie Lilla gave me my first Dame Agatha Christie novel, Sparkling Cyanide. I still remember my first reading & being enthralled.

JoeStalksBeck 👏👏👏👏👏👏‼️❤️ 2y
mellisarock This is one of my favorite prompts! Look at all the mysteries! I bought my first Agatha Christie recently! 2y
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skyeharmony
Three Act Tragedy | Agatha Christie
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I did not enjoy the will-they-or-won't-they romance between a 25 year old woman and a 55 year old man, but the mystery was fun and unexpected. I suspected the killer but not the motive.

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quietjenn
MURDER IN THREE ACTS | Agatha Christie
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Dame Agatha like a number title as much as she liked a nursery rhyme one, eh? #riotgrams #numbertitles

quietjenn There's also Towards Zero, One Two Buckle My Shoe abd probably others I don't immediately recall. 3y
batsy ❤️ the vintage covers 3y
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Ashley_Morgan
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Exercising "my little gray cells" is always a great palette cleanser after I finish a not so great book. Thank goodness for Dame Agatha! #catsoflitsy

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KtheBookwyrm
MURDER IN THREE ACTS | Agatha Christie
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Part one of today's book haul. The first bookstore we went to was a dud but I hit up goodwill before I went to the grocery and scored

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erzascarletbookgasm
Three Act Tragedy | Agatha Christie
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Yet another classic mystery from Dame Agatha. This one is truly brilliant as the motive was difficult to identify till the very end. Gave this a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ merely because my favourite detective, Poirot, only appeared and played a prominent role after the first quarter of the story.

thegirlwiththelibrarybag Oh Poirot! 😍 3y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Taking a break from my Ghostly stories to read this- my online book club pick this month was to choose a book with the word 'act' in the title. I'm rip roaring through it; always so in the case of Agatha Christie books. 😊💙

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moonlight_reader
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Sunday soup & Agatha Christie!

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rynae
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I love these little moments in Christie's novels.

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rynae
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This explains a lot about some people I know.

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LauraBrook
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Was honestly surprised by the machinations of the murderer. I'd suspected this person, and had a couple of reasons pegged, but the whole shebang? Nope! A nice setting (several different places) and lots of misdirection, more than Agatha has given us so far.

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