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What's your favorite Christie? #899586
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Agatha Christie was born on September 15, 1890, so fans are celebrating her 125th birthday anniversary today. The World's Favorite Christie is, according to them, And Then There Were None.

Are you a Christie fan? Do you agree with the vote? (I don't.) Which one's your favorite?

She is also said to be the world's most successful novelist, the third best-selling author ever (behind only Shakespeare and the writers of the Bible). Read more about her in my latest article:

http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art24016.asp


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I loved Murder on the Orient Express - the book and movie!

Re: What's your favorite Christie? [Re: Ally-Home/Hols/USA Cook] #899595
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Yes, Murder on the Orient Express is one of my favorites, but I also liked the ingeniousness of The Murder of Roger Ackroyd.


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Re: What's your favorite Christie? [Re: Lane - Today in History] #899596
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Yes Lane, there are so many - hard to choose. Growing up in England there was a regular weekly series called the Agatha Christie Mysteries or Murders....they were fabulous.

Re: What's your favorite Christie? [Re: Mona - Astronomy] #899603
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Yes, and I think they're both ingenious in different ways, Mona! Frankly, I find And Then There Were None contrived because she was trying to fit the plot to the verse. Apparently she admitted that it was the hardest one to write, although I'm sure she enjoyed the process of plotting it. smile

I still say Ackroyd is my favorite, although it is more accurate to say it's only one of my favorites. Five Little Pigs, The ABC Murders and Cat Among the Pigeons are a few others I can think of besides Death on the Nile and 4:50 from Paddington.


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Allyson, was it the series starring David Suchet? I absolutely adore him as Poirot, and I've refused to watch "Curtain" so far because that means acknowledging the last episode. smile

Do you know about Agatha Christie's Delicious Death Chocolate Cake? Jane Asher created the recipe for the 120th anniversary. I would looove to be able to bake it, and eat it too!


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Re: What's your favorite Christie? [Re: Lane - Today in History] #899606
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Lane, I think it was David Suchet. And no, I didn't know about the cake, but it sounds deathly divine - must look that up!

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I found the recipe at the BBC when googling her name and Death by Chocolate Cake....the recipe is soooooo long - I will have to condense it...I had to scroll like 4 times to read it. lol

It contains tons of butter, sugar, chocolate, alcohol, more chocolate and sugar. It sounds divine!

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Great choice of topic for this week. [i]Evil Under the Sun[/i] has a beautifully crafted crime as well, but [i]Orient Express[/i] and [i]Ackroyd[/i] are the most intriguing. So many to choose from. One of the things I love about Christie novels is how enjoyable they are, even when you know whodunnit and how.

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Ooh, I can't wait till a quicker and easier version shows up on your site! Just don't condense the good stuff! laugh


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Evil Under the Sun is definitely in my top 10! Yes, they're very re-readable. I never start a summer holiday without a Christie. (Sometimes a winter one and spring one too. smile )


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