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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd – Hercule Poirot

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd - Hercule Poirot by Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie’s ‘The Murder of Roger Ackroyd’ – a Hercule Poirot mystery… 

A county squire is found dead in his study, a Tunisian dagger buried in his neck – and suddenly it turns out that many people had wanted him dead!

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A Book Review of The Murder of Roger Ackroyd… by The Victim:

I’m Roger Ackroyd – and someone murdered me.

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Christmas Adventure – Hercule Poirot

The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding - Hercule Poirot

A prank turns into misfortune. As a young girl lies in the snow, who in the Christmas party could be a murderer?

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A Book Review of Christmas Adventure… by the murder victim:

My name is Nancy Cardell.

I’m at Aunt Emily’s with seven other friends for Christmas. And a funny old man with his curious egg-shaped head, fierce moustache and piercing emerald-green eyes.

“It is my business to know things,” he says.

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The Murder On The Links – Hercule Poirot

The Murder On The Links - Hercule Poirot by Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie’s ‘The Murder on the Links’ – a Hercule Poirot mystery… 

A man lies dead in a shallow open grave, stabbed in the back with a letter opener… and too many people are suspected of killing him.

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A Book Review of The Murder On The Links… by Hercule Poirot:

I, Hercule Poirot, was nearly led astray by complexity.

But I was not satisfied.

And that’s what solved the mystery.

Let’s begin at the beginning…

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The Mysterious Affair at Styles – Hercule Poirot

The Mysterious Affair at Styles - An Hercule Poirot Mystery

Agatha Christie’s ‘The Mysterious Affair at Styles’ – a Hercule Poirot mystery… 

An old lady dies alone inside her locked room – and everyone is a suspect!

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A Book Review of The Mysterious Affair At Styles… by The Murderer:

I (almost) got away with murder.

I mean, it was brilliantly planned. I managed to frame everyone as a potential culprit. And if it hadn’t been for that funny man with an egg-shaped head, I would have got away scot free.

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100 Years Later – Will It Still Matter?

I’m reading a collection of short stories by Agatha Christie. Many were published in the 1920’s. Suddenly, it struck me –

Her writing is still relevant ONE HUNDRED YEARS later.

Contrast this with most contemporary writing (e.g. blogs, news reports, even ebooks) with shelf life measured in minutes, hours, or (rarely!) days.

What can YOU do today – that will still matter 100 years down the road?

Think about it over the weekend. I will, too. 🙂

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