A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie

“I’ve now decided to work my way through all of Christie’s books”
🙂 🙂

Debbie Young's Reading Life

cover of A Murder is Announced Beautiful cover of a reproduction of the first edition hardback

I was delighted to pick up a beautiful hardback facsimile edition of Agatha Christie’s 50th novel in a charity shop in Wiveliscombe, when I went down there to be interviewed by the local radio station recently. I loved the vintage design, which will look lovely on my detective bookshelf, and I’ll be on the lookout for more like this.

As to what’s beneath the covers… Living in a small English village, I felt especially attuned to what is the first Agatha Christie novel I’ve read in a long time. It’s set in a not dissimilar village to my own, 65 years ago. The opening chapters, characterising the key players by what newspapers they read, is terrific fun, and I’d love to write a similar story using the papers’ modern day equivalents.

I enjoyed Christie’s characteristic humanity and empathy with her…

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