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Saturday, April 30, 2022

#ReadThis @AgathaChristie @HarperCollins @Morrow_PB #HickoryDickoryDock by #AgathaChristie #Thirtieth #30 #HerculePoirot #Mystery #ReadChristie2022

Tout de Suite!
Oooooh you know we are talking about Hercule Poirot, and for the 30th time!  Do you know any other character who has earned this many reviews?  Of course not.
And when such a precedent for order is disrupted, chaos in his world is caused and we absolutely, positively cannot have that.  And Miss Lemon is the problem?
There really must be a problem parce que she is a MACHINE!
Someone's got sticky fingers....and there's murder!  Who has blood on their hands?

From a box of chocolates to jewelry and practically everything inbetween, a massive laundry list of items deserving of their picture on a milk carton cannot seem to add up.  Even with reason!

You'll add to your vocabulary even if English is your first language: cheeseparing is cheap and stingy.  What we cannot figure out also is what the Three-Horned Lady playing card game is: so if you know, do tell us!  (peachydeegan(at)gmail)....and what is said about Americans on page 128 is highly amusing.  Crack open this winner to see for yourself!

It's an age old problem...knowing too much.
But does Poirot know too little about how to find the murderer?  Or is it suicide?  And does the color of ink really matter?  Bon dieu!  

We hear the clock striking one, and it's time to open a new Agatha for you!  The NHL Playoffs are about to start and this is perfect for inbetween periods!

Hickory Dickory Dock is Recommended by Whom You Know.
Previously on Whom You Know, we have raved about Agatha:

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

The ABC Murders

Murder in Mesopotamia

Cards on the Table

Murder in the Mews

Dumb Witness

Death on the Nile

Appointment with Death

Hercule Poirot's Christmas

Sad Cypress

One Two Buckle My Shoe

Evil Under the Sun

Five Little Pigs

The Hollow

The Labors of Hercules

Taken at the Flood

The Under Dog and Other Stories

Mrs. McGinty's Dead

After the Funeral

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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