02 August 2011

Agatha Christie

Lately I've been really into reading old Agatha Christie murder-mystery novels. I used to love reading Nancy Drew books when I was a kid and always fancied being a mystery-busting detective. At primary school in year 2 my friend and I created a 'Pet Detective' agency and charged $1 to find people's missing pets. Business was slow and it never really got off the ground :|

I've started collecting Agatha Christie books from op shops, ebay, etsy and second hand book stores. This is just a small selection from what has already turned into a rather large stack. I found a whole lot of cheap paperbacks at the Salvos for $2 each, but the ones I really want to collect are the old hardbacks with interesting dust jackets like the two above. I would love to have a whole shelf of my bookcase filled with a hodgepodge of vintage Agathas :)

I'd love to hear some recommendations for other old school detective novels and mysteries. None of this fancy forensic stuff, just good ol' whodunnits :)


  1. Oh my I have been absolutely *devouring* Agatha Christie novels lately. I just love Poirot but I haven't got to any of her Miss Marple stories yet.

    They're so fun to read and I love imagining all the fashions from the era - I particularly love the 30's and 40's stories set in exotic countries that don't exist anymore or those fabulous English "houses" (which you know are enormous mansions).

  2. I love those covers! I have to say I haven't read any mystery novels before... but the next time I see an Agatha Christie novel I will pick it up!

    E :)

  3. Funny but i still love Nancy Drew :) but now i'm more interested in games rather than books

  4. I love Agatha Christie! I think I've read all of her books at least twice each. I was a big fan of of Nancy Drew and the Three Investigators as an 8 year old I might start reading them again!

  5. A heads up to let you know I linked to you in my blog as one of my fav blogs/daily reads atm, and have awarded you the 'Versatile Blogger Award'.

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  6. I just stumbled across your blog and I'm so glad I did - its adorable and your writing has me in stitches! I don't know about grown up mystery books, but I was a HUGE fan of Encyclopaedia Brown and Nate the Great as a kid... I think they still hold up pretty well... I , like Nate, still do my best thinking over a big stack of pancakes!
    - Catherine @ The Spring (in Brisbane)

    p.s. please so stop by www.thespringblog.com and join my Aussie bloggers link party! x

  7. LOVE mysteries- Nancy Drew was another favourite of mine too : )



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