Posts Tagged ‘Hercule Poirot’

Mystery Book Recommendations for a Good Night In

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

A rainy night, an open fire, a cozy lounge chair and a glass of good wine — these are almost the perfect mix of ingredients for a fantastic night in. The only thing missing is a good mystery book to curl up with, one so gripping that each time you finish a page you say the next one will be the last before you sleep, only to find yourself still reading when dawn breaks many hours later.

There is something about this genre that captures us. Perhaps it is the escape into a safe thrill, or the allure of the inherently good detective fighting for justice…or the moral ambiguity of the same as they fight against themselves as much as the bad guy. Whatever the reason, the twist and turns of these four mystery books will be sure to have you captivated, long after your eyes are heavy and you know you should have slept hours ago. You’d better warn your boss that you’re going to be coming in late tomorrow. (more…)

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Dinner with a Detective: Miss Marple vs. Hercule Poirot

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Miss Marple vs Hercule Poirot Dame Agatha Christie…what a lady! The world’s foremost mystery writer of all time, Agatha Christie’s books have been translated in over 40 languages and have sold over two billion copies.

Listen to this: She wrote 78 mystery novels, 19 plays, over 100 short stories, 2 books of poetry, a children’s book, and 2 autobiographies. Whew! I am tired simply typing her résumé. Somehow, she also managed to write an additional 6 romance novels (under the name of Mary Westmacott).

In fact, Christie managed to write an average of two novels a year through most of her life. Only the Bible and Shakespeare have outsold her. How did she find the time? No, really, how did she do it? I sure would like a touch of her magic. Was it her pure love of writing or absolute dedication to her craft? (more…)

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