A quick recap for the unfamiliar: every three months, Moira, Brad, and I read an Agatha Christie book, discuss it in full spoiler-rich detail, and post a recording of that discussion here. I tell you in advance which book it is going to be, and you are invited to read along at home and then listen in to agree or disagree with our feelings.
In January, all y’all had voted for The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926) and, as part of that post, the three of us selected three books each for a further vote — the poll was open for a month, and the top three titles will be the books we read and discuss in April, July, and October of this year. The options were:
Cards on the Table (1936)
The Moving Finger (1942)
Towards Zero (1942)
Death Comes as the End (1944)
Sparkling Cyanide (1945)
The Hollow (1946)
Crooked House (1949)
A Murder is Announced (1950)
After the Funeral (1953)
And here’s how the poll turned out:
Since I’m such a big fan of chronology, we thought we’d read these in order of publication, and so in April we shall discuss Cards on the Table, July will be A Murder is Announced, and After the Funeral will rear its head here in October.
Further reminders will go out closer to each discussion going up, but assume for the time being that Mr. Shaitana’s bridge-playing coterie will find itself under the microscope towards the end of next month. Thanks to all who voted, and here’s to some great reading ahead.