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rwmg
Put on by Cunning | Ruth Rendell
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Pickpick

An elderly man takes his dog out for a walk round the garden before going to bed. The next day he is found dead, drowned in the pond. Accident or murder?

I did notice some clues and realise their significance but still didn't manage to get all the way there.

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majkia

I enjoy this series very much but this one was a bit of a departure. The focus was on Fry's assault in Birmingham. Lots of triggers for those with abuse issues, which made this hard for me to read. He handled the issue very well, but, you know, abuse survivors still might be triggered.

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RkaVlgyi
Peril at End House | Agatha Christie
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Pickpick

I love Agatha Christie! It is always a good choise, always entertaining with a twist I never see.

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VioletMoonBooks
Elephants Can Remember | Agatha Christie
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Mrs. Oliver looked at herself in the glass. She gave a brief, sideways look towards the clock on the mantelpiece, which she had some idea was twenty minutes slow.
#ElephantsCanRemember #AgathaChristie #HerculePoirot #Poirot #firstline #openingline #book #books #bookcase #bookcases #bookcover #bookcovers #bookcoverdesign #bookcoverdesigner #bookclub #Mystery #Fiction #Crime #Classics #MysteryThriller #Detective #Audiobook #BritishLiterature 💜💜💜

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LitsyEvents
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mom_of_4 How do you join this. 9h
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PageShifter
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Mehso-so

I couldn't relate to characters and I was really confused how detectives acted toward each others but also toward other people. There were scenes were they were rude, rolled their eyes etc. That was strange.

I loved this little village and it was cozy & atmospheric. But this being a mystery I thought I would get an intriguing plot and this wasn't that thrilling nor interesting as a mystery.

Thanks for recommendation @Andrew65 !

#SeriesRead2022

Andrew65 Oh dear 😔 Feel like I should say sorry. I‘d read a few towards the back end which I felt were better than the opening book. 🎄🎄🎄 19h
JamieArc I always tell people not to read this book for the mystery element. They get much better as you go along - as the characters develop. 19h
PageShifter @Andrew65 No reason to be sorry! I believe this gets better when you continue the series, and @JamieArc already confirmed that 🥰 18h
TheSpineView Awesome 18h
Andrew65 @PageShifter Often the first book in a series can be disappointing, and they get better as they go along as the characterisation develops. (edited) 18h
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rwmg
Put on by Cunning | Ruth Rendell
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I spent far too long staring at this wondering what a dem-ist-er was before it clicked. 🙄 😳

bthegood 😅 18h
AmyG Ha! 18h
dabbe My husband and I play the NYT Spelling Bee every day (we split it). He asked me yesterday, “What is this word deice that you came up with? (he spoke it as DEES).

My answer: “It's deice as in DEE-ICE.“

Silence. Then lots of laughter by both of us. We feel your pain!
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ferskner
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#agathachristieclubR2 as mentioned a while back, I'm doing book judging for the ALA Reading List this year and our judging months are brutal. Therefore, I'm building in a break for December to help me out. Our January book will be Appointment with Death, which I know some of you have already read (sorry 😔), and I'm looking forward to discussing it with you! We're coming up on some of my favorite Christies this year!

bthegood thanks for the update - 19h
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Hope all your ALA stuff goes well. Looking forward to reading more Christie next year!! 17h
Gissy Those books so amazing! Let see if I can read them🙌📚 14h
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ferskner
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3. These stories are closer to novellas than her typical short stories. Did you think this was successful? Would you have preferred them to be longer or shorter?

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TheAromaofBooks I'm not a short story person, so the longer the better haha I did feel like there was a little more room to develop some characters beyond names, especially in the story where the guy gets shot in the locked study - there's a whole house party there, and these slightly longer stories helped me feel like I had time to learn a little more about them. 17h
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