You hopefully know the drill by now, but let’s have a recap for anyone new to this: we read the book, we discuss the book without having to tiptoe round spoilers, and I’m frequently told how wrong I am about most of the opinions I express. So be aware that the spoilers will start without any warning…this series is called ‘Spoiler Warning’ after all, which should suffice, and if you complain about stuff being spoiled, well, what do you expect?
The titles for these posts are decided by a poll, and a new year means a new poll for the next tranche of spoiler-heavy discussions. So, with Moira, Brad, and I selecting three titles each, you are invited to vote on the following list for which Agatha Christie novels you’d like to listen to us pick through in April, July, and October 2022:
- Peril at End House (1932)
- Death on the Nile (1937)
- Murder is Easy, a.k.a. Easy to Kill (1939)
- The Body in the Library (1942)
- The Moving Finger (1942)
- Five Little Pigs, a.k.a. Murder in Retrospect (1942)
- Towards Zero (1944)
- The Hollow (1946)
- Mrs. McGinty’s Dead (1952)
I’ll leave this up for just under a month, so feel free to ruminate and cast your vote(s) later. You can technically vote for all nine, but that would be ridiculous as only the three most popular titles will be selected for future Spoiler Warnings.
And, look, I know you’re all going to vote for Death on the Nile, especially with the movie allegedly out soon, but why not diversify a bit? I promise that, if Death on the Nile is not in the top three titles, the three of us will — at some future point, TBD — sit down and do a full spoiler discussion comparing the movie and the book. Sure, we could do that anyway, but since I don’t know how long it’s going to take my anxieties about crowded spaces to recede, there’s a very slim chance I’m going to watch it until I can hire it on DVD from my local library (because I’m cool and up with the times). So, please? For me? And, hell, Brad and I have already discussed the book anyway…
The poll will close on Friday 4th February, with results announced on Saturday 5th. Bonne…voting?
This should be the return of podcasting on The Invisible Event, with In GAD We Trust now producing one episode a month rather than one every fortnight. That is very dependent on me finding people to talk to, but we can be reasonably assured that a monthly podcast episode is a fair expectation for the next little while at least.