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If you gotta be on I-95 today, it‘s good to be the one who‘s not driving!
This book is “a witty homage to Agatha Christie and a clever literary send-up of Golden Age detective fiction.” And it takes place over the holiday season, so I‘m glad I saved it til now

Day 1

batsy Sounds fun! 1w
Aimeesue @batsy It WAS a lot of fun! There were a lot of nods to Golden Age detective stories, so it made me laugh. It's been given some pans on GR, but I have to think that those people just haven't read their Sayers, Marsh, and Tey. It was really well done. 1w
LeahBergen This sounds wonderful! 6d
Centique Sounds perfect to me! 6d
Aimeesue @LeahBergen @Centique It was a lot of fun! 6d
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Gallows Court | Martin Edwards
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This is my November real-life book club choice, & though this one won the unanimous vote, I really wanted to bail on it! The characters are all unlikable; the plot holds only one surprise. The scenes skip around disjointedly which only makes it harder to connect with this book! I thought this sounded fun, but there‘s literally nothing fun at all here! I hate to write a bad review, but hopefully that it will lead to a lively book club discussion!

cathipink Sorry this was a blerg book, but I love your shirt/blanket/fabric behind it 🙂 1mo
TorieStorieS @cathipink Thanks!! It‘s a t-shirt! Gotta sport some #bookwear! ☺️ 1mo
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1. I‘ve never really read an entire series before this year, but I‘m currently working my way through the entire Phryne Fisher series;

2. I don‘t have one at the moment. The ones I did like have all gone off the boil for the last two or three series, so I‘m only watching stuff like Bake Off and Strictly

3. No. I‘m English, I barely even know what the World Series is!

4. Chicken and chips this evening.

5. Yes

#FriyayIntro @howjessreads

squirrelbrain I love Bake Off and Strictly too - great fluffy telly! 2mo
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Fire in the Thatch | E.C.R. Lorac

Aaaah, I loved the character of the victim as described in the first couple of chapters, so I got surprisingly invested in this one. Lorac's good at a slow unfolding of the mystery that ends up satisfying anyway; definitely more in the procedural line, detective-wise.

Two Can Keep a Secret | Karen M. Mcmanus
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When you are to the point in the book where you just can‘t put it down! #whodoneit #craycray 🧐😱

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Fire in the Thatch | E.C.R. Lorac
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This is a fun little mystery written in 1946. So many suspicious characters and odd occurrences that I never figured out the murderer. Think Agatha Christy in the English countryside. Hopefully my family members will enjoy this next installment in our #darguschfamilymarkupbookclub. We missed our flight to London to see @AnnieD so drinking and reading is taking away a little of the pain.

emilyhaldi I‘m curious to see if the 🍷 affected the nature / quantity of your marginalia 😆 3mo
LeahBergen Oh no! How long do you have to wait for the next flight? 3mo
Reviewsbylola Totes jelly. 3mo
Reviewsbylola Of your trip, not your missed flight. 😜 3mo
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1950s Omnibus | Agatha Christie
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Day 2 for #7covers7days #CoverCrush

Would you like to show us your favorite covers @BookieBiker ? No explanation needed, post a photo and tag one Litten each day for the week.

Cinfhen 😻 3mo
Simona @Cinfhen I‘m in love with those covers from Christie‘s omnibus collection ... 3mo
LeahBergen Love it! 3mo
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Cinfhen I was going to tag @LeahBergen but there she is😘 3mo
LeahBergen @Cinfhen 😆😆 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm I love these AC ‘decade‘ editions! 3mo
CarolynM I love that cover 😍 3mo
Simona @CarolynM The whole collection have a very beautiful covers 😍 3mo
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Murder by Matchlight | E.C.R. Lorac

Rather atmospheric due to its setting in the Blitz; entertaining in the way most of these reissues are, without being wildly exciting. Some fun little character studies!

Were I still in English lit academia, I'd want to study the appeal of these Golden Age British crime novels in this particular political landscape...

The First Wife | Erica Spindler
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Such a fun read

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Beginning this one as my lunchtime time read - thank you for sending it @Kendyl ! I thought it fitting to have my coffee in an Orient Express mug 🚂

rretzler ❤ British Library Crime Classics! 5mo
Aimeesue I love those editions. ❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
mabell @rretzler @Aimeesue This is just the second one I‘ve read/reading, but the covers are fabulous! *must collect them all* 😆 5mo
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