“Dogs are wise, they crawl away into a quite corner and lick their wounds and do not rejoin the world until they are a whole once more”
7 years ago, a friend of mine suggested a novel named ‘And then there were none’. Honestly I couldn’t manage to read the first few pages of the book as it seemed too obscure for me as I was just over 18. I had to drag myself through the book for about 50 pages in the beginning. But the book turned my perception upside down once I finished it. The book has stayed with me till today. I couldn’t help myself but to look up if there are any other notable works of the author and that day I discovered the hidden wealth!
Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie
Remembering the 128th birthday of one of the greatest crime novelist and having been sold more than billion copies world wide,ranked 3rd among the best selling list right after The Bibel and William Shakespeare!
The mystery genre found it’s rightful heir. She has written over 66 crime novels and 14 short stories, each one nail biting than the other. Putting aside the fact that the death of this marvouols author was a mystery in itself.
Although the first ever published novel ‘The mysterious affair at styles’ met with a limited success but the fan base termed her work as “unfairingly clever plots”
1934, seemed to be the year for Christie as she came out wit one of the greatest works, The Murder on the Orient express which go on to became a movie very recently featuring Johnny Depp
My experience with The Murder on the Orient express was indeed larger than life. The name may give it all but the plot is flabbergasting. That’s when all the bets were off and I ended up looking up everything that this lady has ever written and she did NOT disappoint me. The movie did a good deal of Justice to the book but couldn’t capture those heavy breaths that I had while reading this epic.
Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, Tommy and Tuppence are a few famous fictional characters that these famous crime novels feature. I absolutely love all these crime detectives that kept me on toes while reading for the past 7 long years.
Having read over 25 novels of the author, it is difficult to pick favourites as I do not recall disliking any of the works by Christie
The unexpected guest, murder on the links, ABC Murders, A murder is announced, the sittaford mystery , death on the nile , 13 problems, Dumb Witness, Death in the clouds to name a few are my favourites. This list, of course does not contain all the favourites of mine as there is no list cause I love each and every book I have read of her.
Here are the top 7 books I will recommend out of 25+ books that I have read to date.
1) The Murder on the Orient express
2) And then there were none
3) The murder of the Roger Ackroyd
4) Endless night
5) The Unexpected Guest
6) A murder is announced
7) Death in the clouds
Happy Christie Day everyone!