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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

#ReadThis @AgathaChristie @HarperCollins @Morrow_PB #TheABCMurders by #AgathaChristie #Twelfth #12 #HerculePoirot #Mystery

A is for Agatha 
B is for book 
C is for crime and catching the crook
D is for distraction that these books provide 
E is for excitement that you always find inside
F is for the adjective best fitting coronavirus 
G are they grey cells; using them is desirous
H is for hot on the trail of the villain 
I is the instrument used for the killing
J is for Japp who's a distant second to Poirot
K is for knife that ends one in woe
L is for the motive of love
M is for murder always caught even with gloves
N is for nonsense by red herrings that fool the brain
O is for origin of the plot it contains
P is for Poirot
Q is for questions
R is for red blood that results from transgressions
S is for Scotland Yard
T is for Terror
U is for unnerving that scares her
V is for vandal
W is for wanted
X marks the spot of the crime to which Poirot responded
Y is for yell when you see the scene of the crime
Z is for zero that gets past Poirot who's full time!

Yes, the alphabet figures prominently in The ABC Murders.  The plot here is different so we write differently.  Yes you should read it! Previously on Whom You Know, Agatha has been lauded:

The Mysterious Affair at Styles

Murder on the Links

Poirot Investigates

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

The Big Four

The Mystery of the Blue Train

Peril at End House

Lord Edgware Dies

Murder on the Orient Express

Three Act Tragedy

and we took a break from only him and did him with others in Midwinter Murder

and returned to only him with Death in the Clouds

So just like the guy in the Dunkin Donuts commercials says it's time to make the donuts, Poirot says it's time to grow the vegetable marrows and so another tale begins.  Where does it start?  For daft Americans like Peachy you should know that WC1 is modern Bloomsbury.  And Chapter 23, yes we will remember 9/11 too.

With quite a unique style, The ABC Murders is not only told by Hastings and Poirot.  You will meet a new kind of alphabet...and many murders, not just one.  Think times, dates and places coinciding.  Think motive for murder.  Use those grey cells and ignore the typical red herrings.  Whom do you trust? Not many!   Whom do you love?  Poirot.  And Agatha.

In the haystack there IS a needle.
Vive le sport!

The ABC Murders is Highly Recommended by Whom You Know.
Read it with your silk stockings.

About the Author
Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time and in any language, outsold only in the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold more than a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred foreign languages. She is the author of eighty crime novels and short-story collections, around thirty plays, two memoirs, and six novels written under the name Mary Westmacott

She first tried her hand at detective fiction while working in a hospital dispensary during World War I, creating the now-legendary Hercule Prior with her debut novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles. In 1930, Miss Jane Marple made her first full-length novel appearance in The Murder at the Vicarage, quickly becoming another beloved and enduring character to rival Poirot's popularity. Additional series characters include the husband-and wife crime-fighting team of Tommy and Tuppence Beresford, private investigator Parker Pyne, and Scotland Yard detectives Superintendent Battle and Inspector Japp.

Many of Christie's novels and short stories were adapted into plays, films, and television series. The Mousetrap opened in 1952 and is the longest running play in history. Academy Award-nominated actor and director Kenneth Branagh helmed the acclaimed major motion picture Murder on the Orient Express in 2017 and its sequel, Death on the Nile, starring in both films as the Belgian detective. On the small screen Poirot has been most memorably portrayed by David Suchet, and Miss Marple by Joan Hickson and subsequently Geraldine McEwan and Julia McKenzie.

Christie was first married to Archibald Christie and then to archaeologist Sir Max Mallowan, whom she accompanied on expeditions to countries that would also serve as the settings for many of her novels. In 1971 she achieved one of Britain's highest honors when she was made a Dame of the British Empire. She died in 1976 at the age of eighty-five. The one-hundred-year anniversary of Agatha Christie stories and the debut of Hercule Poirot was celebrated around the world in 2020. Whom You Know will never stop celebrating it!

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