Ran across a table full of old books in a community school early this year – borrowed an Agatha Christie: The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories, because I hadn’t read one of her mysteries for such a long time.
These stories were still fun, and since I didn’t remember whether I’d read them before, I still didn’t get the puzzles til near the end. Her take, her point of view, on her stories, and her so-real leading characters still make excellent reading. Many of my favorites are those inspired by her summers on digs in Iraq/Mesopotami and Egypt with her archaeologist husband. Death Comes As the End is tops on my list. I love all of Jane Marple, too, and who wouldn’t love Monsieur Hercule Poirot.
I read every word she ever wrote through the 60s to mid-70s. I love the worlds she created in what is now a separate genre called cozy British mysteries. What a treat to return to her and find the delight and interest still there. Thanks, Dame Agatha, wherever you are!