You have hopefully figured out that there will be much in the way of spoilers, so ensure you have read the book before listening in — it means you stand a better chance of following what we’re talking about, and you’ll also have had the chance to read unspoiled one of the most tricksy and inventive pieces of narrative legerdemain the genre produced.
We opted to focus on this book in particular, rather than pull some of the supplementary material that goes with it — the Agatha Christie’s Poirot episode starring David Suchet, for example, or the bandwagon-jumping alternative theorising of Who Killed Roger Ackroyd (2000) by Pierre Bayard — but they get a mention, and any thoughts on them are, of course, more than welcome. It’s fair to assume going forward, however, that these discussions will be based around the books and the books alone, not least because I don’t have sufficient interest in the adaptations to indulge in a study of those as well.
As mentioned in the above, you’ll get a chance to vote for the Christie titles you’d like us to discuss in the three remaining Spoiler Warnings for this year, and here’s the poll for that:
[The poll is now closed]
The poll will stay open for about a month, after which I shall announce the winners and the schedule, and we’ll see you in April for more Christie-centric spoiler talk.
Thanks, as always, to Moira and Brad for their continued involvement, and to you for listening and voting and generally indicating that this is something you as an audience are interested in seeing continue. Kudos, too, to Kate at CrossExaminingCrime who reread the book and posted her own spoiler-filled thoughts in advance of this discussion.