Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie (1936)

Murder in Mesopotamia is another book that came out of Christie’s first-hand experience of working on archaeological sites with her husband. The setting of this book is the excavation a large Assyrian city about a day and a half’s journey from Baghdad. The book is narrated by Miss Amy Leatheran, a thirty-two year old nurse … Continue reading Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie (1936)

Come, Tell me How You Live by Agatha Christie Mallowan (1946)

    Come, Tell me How You Live, which Christie describes as ‘a meandering chronicle’ of life on an archaeological dig, is just delightful! I came across this book accidentally when I was looking for some of her crime novels with an archaeological setting. Agatha Christie met the distinguished young archaeologist, Max Mallowan, in 1930 … Continue reading Come, Tell me How You Live by Agatha Christie Mallowan (1946)

The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie (1930)

  Miss Marple makes her debut in this novel which was my first introduction to Agatha Christie’s amateur sleuth. It was a very enjoyable crime mystery although I didn’t find Miss Marple herself very endearing. Maybe I have to get to know her a bit more. She was quite peripheral for most of this story … Continue reading The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie (1930)

And There There Were None by Agatha Christie (1939)

  ‘Ten little soldier boys went out to dine; One choked his little self and then there were Nine… One little soldier boy left all alone;He went and hanged himself and then there were None.’         An old nursery rhyme forms the backdrop to Christie’s murder mystery, And Then There Were None.Ten strangers, … Continue reading And There There Were None by Agatha Christie (1939)

By the Pricking of my Thumbs by Agatha Christie (1968)

By the pricking of my thumbsSomething wicked this way comes.Macbeth By the Pricking of My Thumbs is the fourth in a series of five books which make up Agatha Christie\’s Tommy & Tuppence crime novels.Tommy and Tuppence are first introduced as young friends in The Secret Adversary (a great story, by the way) and by … Continue reading By the Pricking of my Thumbs by Agatha Christie (1968)