Christmas hols, day 11, book 15.
#24B42020 day 5, final day.
Starting what will probably be the last book of the year/decade, possibly the first of the new one.
Mostly I‘ll be spending time with my friends, Agatha and Hercule. Looking forward to a quiet night in and one more day off before returning to work.
The name of the game, according to both Edith Wharton and Agatha Christie is “bridge”. 😂😂 Must refresh myself on how to play it, or maybe not, seeing it keeps getting people into trouble!
Hercule Poirot is invited by a most interesting man to a dinner party. Mr. Shaitana collects unusual things and wants to show off his collection of unconvicted murderers. Shaitana assembles four sleuths and 4 murderers. Shaitana, of course, ends up murdered while his guests play bridge. Poirot, Ariadne Oliver, Colonel Race, and Superintendent Battle join forces to find out the past crimes in order to solve this one.
I‘m going to call this one #blameitonbatsy 😂😂 Because @batsy mentioned her favourite sleuthing duo was Poirot and Ariadne Oliver - I hadn‘t read one with Ariadne in it yet, so I had to address that oversight quickly! This was classic Poirot; reading them is like going to visit an old friend - I was totally duped by the final reveal and suitably anxious along the way. Ariadne is a great character 😍
I just loved this. A classic, cosy crime, perfect for beach holiday reading. 4 sleuths, including Poirot in fine form, are invited to dinner with 4 apparent murderers. The host is killed. Clever plotting with interchanging narrators, twists & turns & a nice dry humour. Some find her characters 2-dimensional but I find them vivid & true to life (as far as this genre goes). Love her brisk style & London setting too. 👌🕵🏼♀️
#thisorthatswapedition ❤️both 📚introvert in every day life extrovert at work. Weird eh? I blame it on being a Gemini ❤️ COZY!!! 📚quidditch duh! ❤️ equal opportunity 📚 I want snow but I live in sand. ❤️ if I have to chose, romance.
Here is the Agatha Christie omnibus. As you see it's not in perfect condition since I bought it used. It was published in the 80s. It includes the stories: The mysterious affair at styles, Murder on the orient express, Cards on the table, Death on Nile and Curtain. As I earlier mentioned it's in Finnish but as you said it would definitely be an extraordinary item in your Christie collection. @Lizpixie
I think this is Cards on the Table (google translates it as 'Poirot plays the game' and the blurb mentions Mrs Oliver)
I learnt French in highschool so my Grandpa thought buying me this was hilarious when he was holidaying in Paris. #seasonsreadings2016
#novemberland #day17 #booksandfavecardgame I love playing Euchre. I learnt how to play when I was about 6yrs old, my parents had boozy card nights and I used to sit on my dads knee while they played. Euchre, 500, poker, gin rummy I love them all, but euchre is my favourite. I never got the hang of bridge though, which is the card game being played in this book, bridge and cribbage were never my thing. #christiescrimeclub
Ariadne Oliver it's my pick for #bestsidekick She is detective novelist, gutsy independent woman, strong-minded and of course, for Poirot she is often a test for his patience. This is a book with her first appearance (she is in six Poirot novels) and I would love to read the books about her, as main character.