The New Bedside, Bathtub & Armchair Companion to Agatha Christie

by Dick Riley, Pam McAllister | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0804467331 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingmaryzeewing of Taneytown, Maryland USA on 8/25/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by wingmaryzeewing from Taneytown, Maryland USA on Friday, August 25, 2006
Picked this up at a yard sale, for BC.

From the cover -
If you are
. a mystery buff
. an Agatha Christie fan
. an occasional Christie reader
. a friend of any of the above
this book is for you, and for all your fortunate friends

is a grand salute to the queen of mysteries, filled with wonderful and surprising things about her books, her characters, the movies and plays based on them, and Dame Agatha herself. Original contributions by over fifty writers celebrate the Christie touch. Take your pick among these intriguing features and speculations to start:
. Surviving an English country weekend - if you had the advice of Hercule Poirot.
. A guide to the Christie poisons, as well as the cruder methods of genteel mayhem.
. Devonshire cream and other recipes for dishes cherished by Christie characters.
. Miss Marple (can it be?) sharing a dark secret in a therapy session.
. The "other" Agatha Christie who wrote romantic novels.
. Two fans revealing what turned them on to Christie.
. The Mousetrap Double-Crostic, and other puzzles.
That's a taste. There's much more - and witty plot summaries of all of Christie's novels, original plays, and many of her short stories (but no endings, of course). These are not only reminders of your own Christie preferences, but a key to some new favorites.

And there's a warm portrait of Agatha Christie herself in the introduction by Julian Symons, the noted British mystery writer and historian of mystery fiction.
This year-round treasury is more than enlightenment and fun - it is also a personal reference work for Christie fans. Besides the fascinating plot summaries, there are lists of all Christie editions now in print (but not counting the more than one hundred translations into other languages), books arranged by featured detective, a list of plays and the contents of short story collections, and a title index.

And the best of movie posters on Christie films.
Lots of other fine illustrations too, and a Christie mystery map!

Journal Entry 2 by wing6of8wing at Westminster, Maryland USA on Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Sadly, MaryZee passed suddenly in September 2012. MaryZee's daughter is now ready to rehome her mom's books and I was willing to collect and redistribute them to keep her literary legacy alive.

MaryZee had a lot of books on her BC shelves when she passed. I am planning on sharing most of them with other locals. But I am hanging on to a few that might be more appropriate for other distribution methods. From the looks of it, this might be a good fit if I revive the Bookish Book Box.

Journal Entry 3 by wing6of8wing at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, Maryland USA on Saturday, October 12, 2019

Released 1 mo ago (10/12/2019 UTC) at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, Maryland USA


This book is part of the Bookish Book Box being circulated in memory of MaryZee, who was a passionate Bookcrosser and sadly died in September 2012. Hopefully it will cross the path of someone who will enjoy it.

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Journal Entry 4 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, October 29, 2019
I'm claiming this hefty softcover from the Bookish Book Box in Memory of MaryZee. I'm pleased to be able to keep some of her books moving!

Later: This is great fun for Christie fans, with entries on all of her works - including my favorite, The Mysterious Mr. Quin - and on various stage and screen adaptations through the years. There are entertaining bonus items too, from reviews to interviews to a delightful poem by Norma Seibenheller, "The Unread Christie," which points out the desire to save unread one last book by a favorite author, so as not to reach the dreaded "all done" stage. I can relate to that!

Journal Entry 5 by wingGoryDetailswing at Little Free Library, 13 Pat Rd in Newburgh, New York USA on Monday, November 04, 2019

Released 1 mo ago (11/3/2019 UTC) at Little Free Library, 13 Pat Rd in Newburgh, New York USA


I left this book in the Little Free Library; hope someone enjoys it!

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