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    Picking an Agatha Christie Book

    Discussion in 'Book Discussion' started by Hollowly, Jan 9, 2011.

    I was just wondering out of the plethora of books she's written, which one is the best? I'd prefer a novel over a short story collection, though The Hound of Death does sound good from other threads since I like the supernatural. So what is the best Agatha Christie book?
     
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    The Hound of Death is amazing - well been fifteen years since I last read it but I grew up reading it.

    Novels: Evil Under the Sun, for Poirot. Murder at the Vicarage for Miss Marple . The Secret Adversary for Tommy and Tuppence. Also Sparkling Cyanide starring Colnel Race.

    Hmm I love all her books but those are my favourites.
     
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    yeah I saw you mention hound of death and thought it sounded good. Can one just pick up any Marple or Poirot book in the series and be okay?
     
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    Yes. They are entirely standalone. Nemesis might be the only one I would say not to read until you have read at least one other Miss Marple but even it should be fine.

    With Tommy and Tuppence I would start with the Secret Adversary there are more character changes in that series.
     
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    I've read a lot of Agatha Christie -- when I first started reading a lot, she was all I read. Out of all the ones I've read, And Then There Were None was definitely my favorite. Sort of different from her usual detective book, as it's more a thriller, but it was very enjoyable.

    I'm not quite sure what would be my favorite after that, but I enjoyed her Poirot and Tommy/Tuppence stories. Murder on the Orient Express may be my favorite out of the Poirots I've read.

    Have fun reading; she's a great author. =]

    [I hope this doesn't count as bumping a topic; apologies if it is]

    ~ Velox
     

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