‘And Then There Was No More’ – the Final Day of The Agatha Christie Blogathon Is Here

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It’s hard to believe but we have reached the last day of The Agatha Christie Blogathon which we’ve been hosting with Christina in the past three days. We’re truly happy about all the participants’ wonderful entries and want to thank you all for joining the celebration! But there’s still some fun left for today!

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We’ve explored everything connected to Agatha Christie’s two most famous sleuths, Poirot and Miss Marple respectively, but what about those books, plays or films which feature none of them? We’re also very much interested in the life of the Queen of Crime. That’s why we’ve asked you to write about these things for the last day of our blogathon! Quite some posts have already arrived, but I’m going to add new ones throughout the whole day! Let the blogathon go on!

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Agatha Christie Blogathon – Day 3

Works without ‘the big duo’

‘You shouldn’t shoot people. I daresay some of them richly deserve it – but all the same, it will lead to trouble.’

The Second SentenceTHE SECRET OF CHIMNEYS/THE SEVEN DIALS MYSTERY

‘A figure invisible except when he chose, not quite human, yet concerned with the affairs of human beings and particularly of lovers.’

Books PleaseTHE MYSTERIOUS MR QUIN

Past OffencesTHE MYSTERIOUS MR QUIN

‘Are you happy? If not, consult Mr Parker Pyne…’

Cross-examining CrimePARKER PYNE INVESTIGATES

‘The person in question is just the last person anyone would suspect. And so long as no one suspects you…murder is easy!’

Silver Scenes — MURDER IS EASY (1982)

‘One little Indian boy left all alone; he went out and hanged himself and then there were none!’

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies — AND THEN THERE WERE NONE (1945)

‘People are brought into murder from different parts of the globe and for unforeseen reasons. The murder itself is the end of the story. It’s Zero Hour.’

Box ThirteenTOWARDS ZERO

‘People like it, but who can say why?’ when asked why The Mousetrap had been so successful

Serendipitous AnachronismsTHE MOUSETRAP (PLAY)

‘The question is whether you were lying then or are you lying now… or whether in fact you are a chronic and habitual LIAR!’

Cinema CitiesWITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION (1957)

‘Oh dear, I never realized what a terrible lot of explaining one has to do in a murder!’

A Shroud of ThoughtsSPIDER’S WEB (PLAY)

Biography of the ‘Queen of Crime’

‘I like living. I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.’

Classic Book ShelfAN AUTOBIOGRAPHY

‘I know nothing about pistols and revolvers, which is why I usually kill off my characters with a blunt instrument or better with poisons.’

Ah Sweet Mystery BlogAGATHA CHRISTIE AND POISON


If you’re interested in previous posts, as well, you can easily check them out here. Both of the recaps keep being updated, so it’s worth having a look at them:

 

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God Save the ‘Queen of Crime’ – the Agatha Christie Blogathon Is Here!

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I know very few people who are not fond of good old English mysteries, the point of which are neither blood nor agression but the intriguing question of ‘whodunit’. Since my very favourite writer of the genre, Agatha Christie, was born 126 years ago yesterday, Christina and I have decided to host a blogathon in her honour. We’re grateful to all the bloggers who joined us to celebrate!

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Today all our participants are going to concentrate on her most famous character, everyone’s favourite Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot. I’m going to add posts that feature him to today’s recap throughout the whole event!

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As a matter of fact, we haven’t suggested you anything. You were free to write about books with Poirot investigating in them, episodes of the marvelous series featuring David Suchet and even movie or theatrical adaptations. As a result, I’m sure today’s roaster will be huge fun to read! We can hardly wait for your entries! Let the blogathon begin!

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Agatha Christie Blogathon – Day 1

‘Ladies and gentlemen, you are all aware that a repulsive murderer has himself been repulsively, and, perhaps deservedly, murdered.’

Musings of a Classic Film AddictMURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (1974)

‘Poirot took her gently by the arm and drew her along the deck, still in the direction of the stern. The Nile flowed away behind them.’

M. C. Dulac — DEATH ON THE NILE 1937 & 1978

Critica Retro — DEATH ON THE NILE (1978)

‘It is peaceful.’ agreed Hercule Poirot. ‘The sun shines. The sea is blue. But you forget, there is evil everywhere under the sun.’

Caftan Woman — EVIL UNDER THE SUN

‘It is a profound belief of mine that if you can induce a person to talk to you for long enough, on any subject whatever, sooner or later they will give themselves away.’

Ah Sweet Mystery BlogAFTER THE FUNERAL

‘Ah, Hastings, my dear friend. They were good days. Yes… they have been good days.’

The Dream Book Blog — CURTAIN: POIROT’S LAST CASE (2013)


(Have a look at the original announcement here!)

You can find tomorrow’s recap on Christina’s site. Prepare yourself for everything Miss Marple!

Reminder: The Agatha Christie Blogathon is coming up next week!

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You can still join the fun! We can’t wait to celebrate 🙂

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AgathaChristieJust a reminder that next week the Agatha Christie Blogathon begins: Friday the 16th through Sunday the 18th! Domi from Little Bits of Classics and I are really looking forward to reading everyone’s entries.

There is still plenty of time to sign up if you want to participate. We are celebrating all things related to Agatha Christie – her novels, her life, her characters. More information can be found on the original announcement, here.

So please join us in celebration of Agatha Christie’s 126th birthday (September 15th). May her reign as the Queen of Crime continue! 🙂

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