I’ve read a lot of Agatha Christie, but I’ve never read all of her books in order. What insights are there to be had by doing so? Christie completists Catherine Brobeck and Kemper Donovan of the All About Agatha podcast join me to talk about the Queen of Crime’s clever way with characters, the “stuck in its time” elements of some of her plots, and how they rank her novels from best to worst.
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No major spoilers in this episode. However, there is some mention or discussion of the books listed below.
Books and sources:
—Elephants Can Remember by Agatha Christie
—Halloween Party by Agatha Christie
—An Autobiography by Agatha Christie
—The Secret of Chimneys by Agatha Christie
—A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie
—Taken at the Flood by Agatha Christie
—Hickory Dickory Dock by Agatha Christie
—Ordeal by Innocence by Agatha Christie
—Lord Edgware Dies by Agatha Christie
—Peril at End House by Agatha Christie
—Sad Cypress by Agatha Christie
—Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie
—And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
—The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
—The Hollow by Agatha Christie
—Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
—Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
—The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie
—The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie
—Endless Night by Agatha Christie
—They Came To Baghdad by Agatha Christie
—Destination Unknown by Agatha Christie
—The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie
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