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Old 08-17-2009, 07:14 PM   #1
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What's your favorite Agatha Christie?

Currently watching a Poirot mystery on PBS (thanks Tivo!)- not sure which one. As for the books, I've only read one and I loved it (of course) - "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd." I did get "The Mysterious Affair at Styles" from here but haven't read it yet.

So, what's your favorite, or favorites? I expect to see an answer from you, DGma!!
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Old 08-17-2009, 07:17 PM   #2
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the murder of roger ackroyd is excellent, but i think my favourites are the ones with miss marple. i'm not sure i can choose just *one* favourite but among my favourites are (oh, monty python flashback...)
the murder at the vicarage (maybe my favourite of all)
the body in the library
4.50 from Paddington
sleeping murder

and all the short stories are great too.
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the murder of roger ackroyd is excellent, but i think my favourites are the ones with miss marple. i'm not sure i can choose just *one* favourite but among my favourites are (oh, monty python flashback...)
the murder at the vicarage (maybe my favourite of all)
the body in the library
4.50 from Paddington
sleeping murder

and all the short stories are great too.
I like the Miss Marple ones I watch on PBS, so presumably I'd like those books best too
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Old 08-17-2009, 07:22 PM   #4
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I like the Miss Marple ones I watch on PBS, so presumably I'd like those books best too
they're all good, but she's a really funny character. i really recommend those books (all of them. don't ask me to pick one. )
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they're all good, but she's a really funny character. i really recommend those books (all of them. don't ask me to pick one. )
We'll see which one gets the most votes
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We'll see which one gets the most votes
wait, is this a poll ?
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Old 08-17-2009, 07:31 PM   #7
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I love the Marple ones best too. My all time favourite is The Moving Finger. Possibly it was the first Christie I read. I remember I bought my first copy at a used book stall at my high school while I was a pupil. It had belonged to the Principal. I now have 4 versions: paper, e, audiobook and audio dramatisation. Wonder if there is a dvd to get next.

Problem is, I find they change the storyline when they do them for television.
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wait, is this a poll ?
Kind of Just not the kind of one with choices at the top

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Problem is, I find they change the storyline when they do them for television.
Well that would make me feel better then to read ones that I've already seen!
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Well that would make me feel better then to read ones that I've already seen!
even if you've seen them, they're worth reading. the books are really good. i never get tired of them, even when i know the plot by heart. i can't even tell you how many times i've read "murder at the vicarage." and roger ackroyd as well. and others...
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even if you've seen them, they're worth reading. the books are really good. i never get tired of them, even when i know the plot by heart. i can't even tell you how many times i've read "murder at the vicarage." and roger ackroyd as well. and others...
I think I saw a part of Murder at the Vicarage, but I can't remember what happens. Eh screw it, I'll buy it

by the by, Alan Cumming is doing the introduction for this episode. *swoon*
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i love alan cumming. what are you watching ?
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i love alan cumming. what are you watching ?
I thought it was going to be a Miss Marple (some kind of spice in the pocket? I missed it), but I guess Tivo skipped that one and recorded Inspector Lewis instead.
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pocket full of rye, you must be thinking of. which one is alan cumming in then ? inspector lewis ?
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pocket full of rye, you must be thinking of. which one is alan cumming in then ? inspector lewis ?
Yeah, that's it. Alan isn't in them at all, just did a little intro in the beginning. For the Poirot one he talked about how Christie got really irritated with Poirot in the end (apparantly his mannerisms drove her crazy?)
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