Agatha Christie Bus

Agatha Christie Bus

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

The Thirteen Problems

I have just finished reading this collection of short stories.  They "star" Miss Marple and are based on the concept of a group of people who gather together on a Tuesday night and pass the time by telling each other true stories where there is a puzzle element to be solved.  They are very easy reading and I have enjoyed them all. 

My favourite one is "The Tuesday Night Club".

However, I find "The Affair at the Bungalow" quite difficult to understand - despite reading it several times!  I think it must be just me.  Would be interested in anyone else's view on this particular story.

Contained within these is "The Blue Geranium" which you may know has been recently adapted for TV starring Julia McKenzie as Miss Marple - being a short story expanded to 1.5 hours of television I am sure was no mean feat.  Even though I am not keen on the later adaptations which have changed the storylines - it was good to see something a bit different.

Saturday, 9 April 2011

The Secret Adversary

One of my favourites where we are introduced to Tommy and Tuppence. It's interesting as they have both been demobbed from the first world war and can't find any work and are very short of money. This is what I love about Agatha Christie - she writes in what was for her the present and it provides an insight as to what life was like.