Happy morning 😀
Book: Dumb Witness
Author: Agatha Christie
Genre: Murder Mystery/Detective fiction
Even though the genre is mystery, I would very much like to put it in humour. Hastings' narration was that funny. I was surprised to find that Arthur Hastings appears in only 8 books. Dumb Witness is the 7th Hercule Poirot mystery narrated by Hastings. After this he appears only in Curtain, Poirot's final case. As I'm reading her books in publication order, it will take ages to read Curtain. I'm gonna miss Hastings😭
Q: Have you ever missed a fictional character? If so, who?
A: For me it is Percy and Hastings(as narrators)
Summary: Emily Arundell writes to Hercule Poirot about her suspicion of one of her family members trying to kill her. Unfortunately the letter reaches Poirot approx 2 months later, by that time she was already dead.
I am a bit disappointed with who the murderer is, to be honest. Even though the ending isn't mind-blowing, I enjoyed this book so much. Thanks to Hastings and Bob the dog😄 I read this as a part of @whodunnitclub for the month of September.
"Open your mouth and shut your eyes and see what the fairies will send you—" Curtain | Agatha Christie
Curtain tells the story of Hercule Poirot's last case, and where else should it take place but where it all began. Styles. A new threat lurks at the already haunted home, but will Poirot have enough time to stop it or will he be forced into retirement? Narrated by the ever faithful Hastings, it is a race against time until the very end.
I picked this book after my last read as I was desperate for Christie's succinct denouement. I love the way she explains the crime step by step, and Hercule Poirot is certainly one of the greatest detectives ever. It was a fun read, and it shocked me in ways I wasn't expecting. I didn't think she would betray me the way she did, which is why I chose this novel in the first place, but boy was I wrong. The pacing was brilliant, but I suspected all the characters from the start. Unfortunately this meant when the killer was revealed I wasn't that surprised. But the denouement definitely got me. Oof I'm still upset over it. I'm glad I finally read this book as it's been on my shelf for ages.
The weather is finally beginning to turn cool, fall is on its way!! I have been desperately reading IT in the hopes of finishing it before seeing Chapter Two...but we'll see. I'm also so excited to see The Goldfinch once it comes out later this month. School's busy as ever, but at least there's stuff to look forward to!
📑 What are some of your current reads?
0 268 September, 2019
Introducing our new Agatha Christie inspired tea collection!
These gorgeous little tins are the ideal gift or special little treat for any fan of the Queen of the Murder Mystery.
This was the first time that I joined #queensofmystery ! We've read Lord Edgware Dies which is an amazing Poirot story. Agatha tricks you till the end!
I have a little announcement for all the Agatha Christie fans out there! I've decided to host a readathon in September called #christieathon ! There are 8 challenges but you don't have to do any if you don't want to.
1. Read a Poirot novel!
2. Read a Marple novel!
3. Read a Tommy and Tuppence novel!
4. Read a novel which doesn't feature the four detectives!
5. Read a short story collection!
6. Read one of her plays!
7. Read a novel written under Mary Westmacott pseudonym!
8. Watch a movie adaptation!
I hope some of you will join! Use the hashtag #christieathon so I can see your pictures!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I know, you all are maybe wondering who this is. Well, I played this game because I absolutely love love looooooooove games, like really I do love games so much, ANYWAY, the game is We Happy Few and Arthur, which is this wonderful person here! today is his birthday. I couldnt find any edits, so sad but here is a picture instead. Tomorrow will be my birthday, but lets not talk about that today because today is his day! Happy Birthday Arthur (If you want to play We Happy Few, it is for a mature audience only) #wehappyfew#arthurhastings#hastingsarthur#xboxone#playstation4
Getting rid of the haters like... 😂😂😂 Ive officially finished Arthur’s playthru and to say I’m heartbroken is an understatement 😭 cried like a BABBBBBYYYY on his last cutscene #wehappyfew#mixerstreamer#arthurhastings
Tres de mis novelas favoritas, como me gusta Agatha Christie. 😍
¡La reina del crimen siempre logra sorprenderme con sus finales!
El caso de Styles, el primer crimen de Hércules Poirot... un desenlace extraordinario que nadie se espera. 😉
La casa torcida, el joven detective ha de desenmascarar al culpable que se encuentra entre los miembros de una familia que parece mentir cada vez que habla. ¿Lo logrará? ¡Oh, el pobre Roger Aykroyd! Asesinado brutalmente con una daga en la espalda... ¡Que suerte tiene su familia de que el famoso detective Hércules Poirot esté de vacaciones en el pueblo! Mi novela de misterio favorita sin duda. En su tiempo y hasta el día de hoy es considerado el mejor final de novela de crimen. ¿Adivinareis quién es el asesino? 😜
¿Cuantos de vosotros adivinasteis el asesino en alguna de estas tres majestuosas novelas? ¡Dejad un comentario!
My biggest complaint about this book was that it was too short.
My love for #AgathaChristie seems to be unending. And The ABC Murders is no exception!
The story follows a serial killer that goes by the name “A.B.C.” Hercules Poirot (a Agatha Christie regular) receives letters from A.B.C. that he believes details murders before they happen. And so begins the pursuit to decode these letters before the murders occur.
Suspense, intrigue, incredible detective work, and a great twist that will have you reeling.
I absolutely loved this read and devoured it in a day.
Highly recommend! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
23 32517 June, 2019
“See you later H A T E R S”
I miss this man.
I’ll be doing some roleplays as him. If you want to, feel free to DM me. ((Credit: me)) #wehappyfew#arthurhastings