Agatha Christie’s Poirot

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Classic Christmas Mystery Movie Binge

24 Festive Tasks: Door 21 – Christmas, Bonus Task #2: Watch a favorite Christmas movie. I binge-watched three of my annual favorite Christmas movies last night — Hercule Poirot’s Christmas, The Theft of the Royal Ruby (aka The Christmas Pudding), both starring David Suchet, and the Sherlock Holmes episode The Blue Carbuncle, starring Jeremy Brett and David Burke.   […]

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Agatha Christie: Death on the Nile (Buddy Read): Umm. So …

… I binged and finished this in one go yesterday.  Is that a bad thing?  I mean, it’s still a buddy read of sorts, isn’t it?     Related Posts Death on the Nile Buddy Read (David Suchet Audio): Buddy Read Announcement Opening Post Death on the Nile: Kenneth Branagh Audio Version Murder on the […]

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Agatha Christie: Death on the Nile – Buddy Read, Reading Progress Update: 1%

… aaaand … they’re off.  (Finally.) If only Mr. Suchet’s narration were to stay as lovely and engaging as it does in the beginning.  Oh well.  I’ll happily revisit this for his Poirot if for nothing else nevertheless.   Related Posts Death on the Nile Buddy Read (David Suchet Audio): Buddy Read Announcement Second and […]

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Calling all Agathytes: Death on the Nile in May

Reblogged from Moonlight Reader   Themis, BrokenTune & I are planning to revisit Death on the Nile next month, around May 18th! Death on the Nile is a particularly delicious Christie puzzle mystery, with lots of delightful side plots, some romantic intrigue, a bit of espionage, and appearances both by Monsieur Poirot, our favorite Belgian, and the enigmatic Colonel […]

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POIROT: HERCULE POIROT’S CHRISTMAS

Christmas in Shropshire It is supposed to be a quiet holiday, Hercule Poirot’s Christmas, with a simple repast and a box of exquisite Belgian chocolates. And he’s been looking forward to it – unlike Scotland Yard’s Chief Inspector Japp (Philip Jackson), for whom a visit to his wife’s Welsh relatives is forecast. “If they start […]

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POIROT: THE A.B.C. MURDERS

Appalling Bloodshed and Cedric, the Caiman “The little grey cells, I fear, they grow the rust,” Hercule Poirot regretfully tells his friend Captain Hastings upon welcoming him back to London after Hastings’s failed attempt to settle into farming in South America. No case has kept him busy, Poirot complains; in fact, nothing interesting has happened […]

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POIROT: THE MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR AT STYLES

The Little Grey Cells’ Debut “Another example of the English bucolic beliefs,” Hercule Poirot pontificates to a group of puzzled fellow Belgians. “Anagallis arvensis. In English: the scarlet pimpernel. It is believed that when this flower is opened, it is a sign of a prolonged spell of the fine weather. It is seldom seen open […]

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POIROT

Poirot in Perfection Hercule Poirot is one of the most famous detectives in literary history. Yet, strangely, except for his portrayal by Albert Finney in the star-studded 1974 movie version of Murder on the Orient Express, for a long time, there did not seem to be an actor who could convincingly bring to life the clever, […]

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Holiday Splurge 2015

The way things have been shaping up in the recent couple of months, the holiday season ending today was most likely my last real reprieve from fairly major (not to say time-consuming and persistent) work-related unpleasantness for the foreseeable future.   This being the case, I naturally decided to make the most of it: I […]

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