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“Closed Casket” by Sophie Hannah – A Book Review

The New Hercule Poirot Mystery by Sophie Hannah Sophie Hannah is the new Agatha Christie. The famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot rises again some forty years later. When I first looked at the cover for Closed Casket I thought I … Continue reading

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“Mr Popper’s Penguins” by Richard and Florence Atwater – A Book Review

This story was copyrighted in 1938. The 2009 paperback edition has illustrations by Robert Lawson. The illustrations made the words come alive for me. The story on a dozen penguins and Mr Popper was written for children. It was a … Continue reading

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“The Sittaford Mystery” by Agatha Christie – A Book Review

Do you believe in seance? One day in a seance session, six people staying in Dartmoor received a message that Captain Trevelyan was dead. Would you believe it? Later, Captain Trevelyan was indeed dead in a small house he stayed … Continue reading

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“Appointment with Death” by Agatha Christie – A Book Review

Hercule Poirot, the private detective, was called upon to solve the sudden death of an American woman in Petra (in Jordan). Mrs Boynton and her family of 5 children were on a holiday travelling from Jerusalem to Amman. This family … Continue reading

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“Crooked House” by Agatha Christie – A Book Review

I can understand why “Crooked House” was one of personal favourites of Agatha Christie. The title does not mean much to tell one that it was a brilliant story of murderer’s fertile mind albeit one that was deployed for evil … Continue reading

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“Postern of Fate” by Agatha Christie – A Book Review

“Postern of Fate” was the last of Tommy and Tuppence Mysteries written by Agatha Christie. Tommy and Tuppence were a husband-and-wife team that did secret service work for the government as private individuals. In this last book, Tommy and Tuppence … Continue reading

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“Tales from Shakespeare” by Charles & Mary Lamb – A Book Review

William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616), was a great English writer of well-known plays, tragedies and comedies. He produced such classics such as Julius Caesar, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, Othello and many others. Some of his works were used … Continue reading

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