Agatha Christie Bus

Agatha Christie Bus

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Recommended Christmas Christie Reading or Viewing

As we are approaching the Festive season I thought I would recommend some Christie reading material - and / or viewing.

The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding.  This is a collection of short stories.  The title story is set in an English country house where they adhere to the lovely traditions of Christmas, trees, midnight mass and loads and loads of food!  Stars Hercule Poirot.  Includes a foreword by Agatha describing her own remembered Christmases when she was a child.

Hercule Poirot's Christmas.  A full length novel featuring the dapper Poirot - also takes place in an English country house at Christmas-time.

A Christmas Tragedy.  Another collection of short stories from The Thirteen Problems.  This one starring Miss Marple who is staying at a Hydro (a spa hotel) over Christmas.

The first two have been made into tv adaptations starring David Suchet but the last one has never been filmed.



  1. Anne, also: Star Over Bethlehem, would be enjoyable. I read bits here and there, stories have spiritual insights and these are 'easy reads' but deep w/spiritual meaning. These show a very private side of Agatha. I still have not read them all. I have to wonder why her editors did not encourage her to write more Christmas theme books like this one. It may be that they didn't want her to focus on religion? Of course, I have no idea just a guess.

  2. I have to admit to only reading the murder mysteries she wrote. Many yeara ago I attempted to read Unfinished Portrait but couldn't get on with it. I will look up Star over Bethlehem and let you know what I think.

  3. Have downloaded Star Over Bethlehem onto my Kindle so will post on it when I have read it. Thanks for the recommendation Pat.