Slightly later than promised — or not, depending on your time zone — here’s the long-anticipated spoiler-heavy discussion betwixt Brad, Moira, and myself about Agatha Christie’s bridge-centric mystery Cards on the Table (1936). And, just for added drama, one of us thinks this book doesn’t quite deserve its reputation as a classic…
As well as some healthy disagreement and a lot of spoilers — you probably know the drill by now, but if you’re new here this Spoiler Warning series carries a spoiler warning — we also get a masterclass from Brad in how to play bridge given its importance to the book under discussion. Well, okay, no, a masterclass would take several months, but we get a bit of a rundown on the basic structure of the game, given that it will likely be unfamiliar to all but the most ardent GAD acolytes.
My thanks, as ever, to Brad and Moira for their time, input, and patience. The music herein is ‘Make Your Day Better’ by DreamHeaven, and is taken from pixabay.com in the genuine belief that it’s free to use.
The next Agatha Christie book to be exposed to our dissection is, as per the vote, A Murder is Announced (1950), the discussion of which will be going up here sometime in July. Regular podcast In GAD We Trust will probably start up for one final series at some point, but I reckon I’ll get the forthcoming Bodies from the Library conference out of the way before restarting that, so watch this space but don’t hold your breath.