Today we celebrate Agatha Christie's 121st birthday.
I thought I'd point you to the "official" Christie site and talk a little about why you should visit there.
The "new", more interactive, site was launched earlier this year and really is an excellent place to go to browse titles, look for events, join communities, and even to play online games and crosswords.
The fun begins with the site header. Hover your mouse across the header and you get to choose which TV actor you see for Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot.
There are other games on the site too: Book Club and discussions, games such as Quizzes, Crosswords and Word Searches, and an interactive map where you can see the locations mentioned in individual stories.
If you are looking for recommendations of what to read, here is Christie's own list of "favourites":
- And Then There Were None
- The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
- A Murder is Announced
- Murder on the Orient Express
- The Thirteen Problems
- Towards Zero
- Endless Night
- Crooked House
- Ordeal by Innocence
- The Moving Finger
Many crime fiction addicts like myself can lay the blame for our start in reading murder mysteries squarely at the door of Agatha Christie.
So join me in raising a glass to the Dame on the 121st anniversary of her birth!
If you'd like to see how others are observing the day (and to add your blog post link to the Mr Linky there) visit the Agatha Christie Reading Challenge blog today.
Of course, if you are lucky enough to be there, there is plenty going on this week on the English Riviera.