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Librarybelle
4:50 from Paddington | Agatha Christie
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I had yet to read this one by Christie, so I was so glad the #GoldenAgeCrimeClub read this one this month! I‘m a few days late finishing!

Christie crafts such a dramatic, edge on your seat opening scene, that the reader has to find out what happens. As usual, Christie introduces clues and red herrings to keep one guessing. So good! #192025 #1957 #52BookClub23 #TimeInTheTitle

kwmg40 That opening scene is incredible! 3mo
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BarbaraBB
The Scapegoat | Daphne Du Maurier
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John meets his doppelgänger, a troubled French baron, in a pub. The Baron ensures that John takes his place through a devious maneuver. The new Baron is confronted with complicated family relationships and the imminent bankruptcy of the factory that the family owns. He appears to play a central role in everything and he tries everything to save the family from painful situations. A great gothic read!

#192025 #1957 #Roll100

Librarybelle Stacking! 9mo
squirrelbrain Sounds great! 9mo
Caroline2 I‘ve this sitting on my tbr shelf for ages, sounds like it‘s time to move it up the pile 👍 9mo
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vivastory You had me at doppelgänger 9mo
vivastory Also, a fun fact I learned very recently you may know. Two of Hitchcock's movies that were released back-to-back were Du Maurier adaptations: Jamaica Inn & Rebecca (edited) 9mo
sarahbarnes Ooooooo…sounds very fun! 9mo
PuddleJumper 🎉🎉 9mo
Megabooks Glad this was chosen for your #roll100! I definitely need to read more DuMaurier 9mo
BarbaraBB @Megabooks Very glad! She‘s such a great writer! 9mo
BarbaraBB @vivastory It‘s a book you‘ll like I think! I didn‘t know that about Hitchcock. Also I did discover there are two movies based on this novel! 9mo
BarbaraBB @Caroline2 Same for me! But I am glad I finally picked it up 9mo
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AnneCecilie
Moominland Midwinter | Tove Jansson
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The Moomins are asleep, when suddenly the Moomintroll wakes up. He will experience the winter for first, what the others are doing when the Moomins are asleep, and most importantly he will experience snow and learn that it fall from the sky.

3rd book #JoyousJanuary @Andrew65
#1957 #192025 @Librarybelle

Andrew65 Wonderful books. Well done 👏👏👏 13mo
Librarybelle Hooray! 13mo
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kwmg40
The Midwich Cuckoos | John Wyndham
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In this story about a village whose female inhabitants all get impregnated at the same time is creepy and disturbing. Wyndham also explores ethical and philosophical issues that this scenario raises.

I also watched Village of the Damned, the 1960 adaptation of this book. There were some differences from the book, but overall, it captured the ideas and suspense quite well.

#Scarathlon2022 #TeamMonsterMash @StayCurious

DieAReader 🎉🎉🎉 1y
TheSpineView Awesome 1y
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Librarybelle Oh…this looks interesting! 1y
Catsandbooks Terrific! 🐈‍⬛ 1y
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 1y
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