Well, here’s the result of one vote whose ramifications will be felt in January acknowledged, at least…
Back in October, when Brad, Moira, and I discussed The Murder at the Vicarage (1930) by Agatha Christie in spoiler-rich detail, we each picked another title by Christie for the succeeding discussion, due to be held and posted in January 2021, and left it up to you to vote for the one you’d like us to talk about. It was a straight choice between The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926), Cards on the Table (1936), and Sparkling Cyanide, a.k.a. Remembered Death (1945) and here’s how that vote went:
So, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd it shall be! You have just under two months to read — or reread — it if you so wish since, providing I maintain my ‘one podcast every fortnight’ schedule, the discussion should be posted here on Saturday 30th January. That’s subject to change, as we have to fit around Brad’s social schedule, but I’ll keep you informed of any developments.
But wait, there’s more…!
Having previously provided a semi-cryptic crossword based around the Hercule Poirot book titles, I’ve been putting my time in lockdown to good use and have now produced a second one for all the remaining criminous works in Dame Agatha’s oeuvre. You can download it as a PDF here, just be aware that the answers are provided on the last page — I have included a whole page that says “the answers are on the next page”, so no excuses.
Hop you enjoy the puzzle, and we’ll see you in January for the post mortem on Christie’s first masterpiece.