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Agatha Christie's ginius for detective fiction is unparalleled. Her worldwide popularity is phenomenal, her characters engaging, her plots spellbinding. No one knows the human heart—or the dark passions that can stop it—better than Agatha Christie. She is truly the one and only Queen of Crime. The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd Village rumor hints that Mrs. Ferrars poisoned her husband, but no one is...
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I loved reading Dame Christie's entire oeuvre!
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Jun 8th, 2014
I am not surprised that this book is on a list of "best" books. It set the bar in the English country-side mystery genre, and has probably inspired more writers to think, "Ooh! I want to create that kind of effect with my writing!" than any other single murder mystery. After I finished this book for the first time, I immediately began it again, and read it straight through, for the sheer pleasure of seeing how Mrs. Christie had managed it. In the fifty years since then, I've returned to it, and many more of her books, several times. Even when I remember "who done it," I relish how Agatha "done it."
Aug 4th, 2013
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