Sunday, July 4, 2010

In My Mailbox (17)

Hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren, In My Mailbox is where you share the recent books you've bought/received/taken out from the library.

Yesterday, I made a rare trip to the book store. I usually get my books from the library, but I had this sudden urge to buy more Agatha Christie books for my collection at home. So, I did! Here's what I got.

Murder on the Orient Express
by Agatha Christie
En route to Paris, Belgian detective Hercule Poirot has booked winter passage on the fabled Orient Express. Among the assortment of fellow passengers, one wealthy American holds a unique distinction: He has been found dead of multiple stab wounds in the night compartment of the Calais coach. By dawn, thirteen travelers, each bearing a secret, will find themselves suspect in the most ingenious crime Poirot has ever solved...

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
by Agatha Christie
A widow's suicide has stirred suspicion and dreadful rumors - of blackmail, and of a secret lover named Roger Ackroyd, who was stabbed to death in his study. And there are rumors that his neighbour, Hercule Poirot, doesn't have a clue who did it.

I haven't read a Christie book in a while, and I've been craving a good, solid mystery. I saw the movie version of Murder on the Orient Express, so I kind of know what happens. But that was a long time ago, and plus - I want to read the book version. As for the other one, I don't know much about it except that it's one of her most famous books. I can't wait to get started!

What's in your mailbox? Feel free to leave a link so I can come visit!


Aths said...

I have only read a couple of Agatha Christie books, and loved both of them. I should also visit some more of her mysteries!

Sara said...

Ooh lovely books this week! The Murder of Roger Ackroyd sounds great, I always love a good mystery. It's always interesting to read the book after seeing the movie first. I can't wait to see what you think of them. Happy reading Emidy! :)

Anonymous said...

You've got two really good ones, Emidy. MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS is one of my favorite Christie books.

And THE MURDER OF ROGER ACKROYD is quite good. Christie broke new ground with that one. You'll understand after you read it! LOL

Linna (21 ♡ pages) said...

My friends love the Agatha Christie books, and I think Murder on the Orient Express is one of their favorites! I usually get my books from the library, too, haha. Have a nice weekend and happy reading (:

Emidy said...

Aths - That's so great to hear! Well, you should read some more of them.

Sara - Exactly! I'm curious to see how the movie compares to the book.

Kay - Oh, now you've got me even more excited to read it.

Linna - Cool! I'm glad to hear that. It's definitely one of her more well-known books.

Juju at Tales of said...

Yah AC! I love her! Whoot whoot.

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GMR said...

Nice mailbox! Agatha Christie is suppose to be THE PERSON when it comes to mysteries....can't wait to see what you think! Happy reading...