Thursday, December 15, 2011

Guest Review: Agatha Christie's Mysteries

As the most beloved mystery writers of all time, Agatha Christie holds a special place of her own
in the history of literature. Her works appear on bookshelves all across the country. Other works of fiction and non-fiction are peppered with references to Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot
(fictional heroes created by Christie). Her stories intregue the minds of all ages and walks of life.

Long time Sherlock Holmes readers find reading material of equal worth in the pages of
Christie's novels. Still other readers who hesitate on the brink of the pool of British literature find themselves happily entangled in the lives of Christie's famous characters.

As one of the most prolific writers of all times, Christie's books are full of geniuses including the
great Hercule Poirot with his egg shaped head, the observant Miss Marple with her unequaled
eye of observation, and the witty husband and wife team of Tommy and Tuppence. Each of these detectives takes a turn in the spotlight as they solve all types of dastardly crimes.

Agatha Christie is not for the faint of heart. With a few rare exceptions, her novels are full of
danger and mystery. Murder and bloodshed hold the reader entranced as the detective races time against overwhelming odds.

Christie weaves her many elements of humor, suspense, and
unforgeteble characters to tell her famous stories. She is known for long and thrilling novels
(such as Murder on the Orient Express and Then There Were None), her suspenseful short stories ( Yellow Iris), and her thrilling short stage plays (The mousetrap - the longest running play in history).

With such a large cast of wonderful characters and a huge library of literary works, Agatha
Christie deserves special recognition as one of the most loved authors of all times.

Review by Jessica Pritchett of Plant and Pillars & Living Books

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