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Old 06-27-2013, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Newport Beach, California
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Am I the only one?

Agatha Christie: Welcome to the home of the Queen of Crime
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:48 PM
 
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Yes, the first mystery books I read after Nancy Drew were Agatha Christie's. I never could figure out who the murderer was. I still can't.
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:55 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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I'm a big fan!! I just read a pretty good book called The Agatha Christie Book Club.
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:05 AM
 
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Good good! I am glad I am not the only one.

Just to let you all know, you can watch full length videos on youtube.com


Poirot- Mrs McGinty's Dead 2008 - YouTube
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:57 AM
 
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Oh I think Ms Christie set the bar for crime novelists! I know a lot of people class her as "cosy mysteries" which makes them sound kinda twee, but they are full of emotion and range and insight into humanity.
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:59 AM
 
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I have a lot of Agatha Christie movies. I like Miss Marple and I also like Hercule Poirot. There is an older one with Liz Taylor and Rock Hudson....And the Mirror Cracked. I also have a couple on my kindle that I have not read yet. Christie's books and movies are very pleasant and, yes, I do find them "cozy.
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:28 PM
 
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I always wonder what is in Poirot's "tisane" -- it sounds like tea but he frequently expresses disdain for the tea the English drink.
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Old 06-28-2013, 02:47 PM
 
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I always wonder what is in Poirot's "tisane" -- it sounds like tea but he frequently expresses disdain for the tea the English drink.
I've always thought of it as herbal tea. Perhaps he liked a drop of spirits in it, too. Wonder what Belgian folks like along those lines. A slug of vodka in tea sounds awful. Cherry sloe gin tea also sounds awful.
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Old 06-28-2013, 03:43 PM
 
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Tisane strictly speaking is an infusion of dried flowers, herbs and spices and contains no caffeine. Or alcohol.
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Old 06-29-2013, 01:26 AM
 
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I've always thought of it as herbal tea. Perhaps he liked a drop of spirits in it, too. Wonder what Belgian folks like along those lines. A slug of vodka in tea sounds awful. Cherry sloe gin tea also sounds awful.
So does the blackberry sirop....


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Tisane strictly speaking is an infusion of dried flowers, herbs and spices and contains no caffeine. Or alcohol.
Maybe he'd like my favorite mint tea.

My latest Christie read was Sparkling Cyanide.
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