Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Agatha Christie

Frank writes below about an Agatha Christie biography.  Coincidentally I have been rereading her books, they are very inexpensive through Amazon Kindle and If you need really good entertainment you can do far worse than her books.  

The Mysterious Affair at Styles, Ten Little Soldiers, The Secret Adversary are so remarkably well written, with characters and plots that are simply engrossing, and her style is very clean and almost sparse, like Elmore Leonard sparse, far moreso than I remembered.  She was an innovator in many ways too, so if you haven't read The Murder of Roger Ackroyd I would encourage to to do that too.

Warning: There is casual racism throughout which I also forgot or never noticed originally.  It is shocking now.  That was the era however.  

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