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Reviews from Lord Taylor of Glencoe

Miss Marple’s Final Cases

Miss Marple’s Final Cases: Agatha Christie, December 4—11, 2016 My rating: ♦♦♦◊◊ In the interests of full disclosure, I am not a fan of short stories, and especially not Agatha … Continue reading

December 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Pale Horse

The Pale Horse: Agatha Christie, December 8—13, 2015 My rating: ♦♦♦◊◊ Agatha Christie returns to her paranormal inclinations with The Pale Horse; a shadowy inn that appears to bewitch and kill … Continue reading

December 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Cat Among the Pigeons

Cat Among the Pigeons: Agatha Christie, December 4—8, 2014 My rating: ♦♦♦♦◊ In Cat Among the Pigeons, Agatha Christie combines many of her most successful elements in a very readable … Continue reading

December 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

They Came To Baghdad

They Came To Baghdad: Agatha Christie, December 9—18, 2013 My rating: ♦♦♦♦◊ It’s fair to say this is not your standard Agatha Christie. Gone is Poirot, and of Miss Marple … Continue reading

December 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Hound of Death

The Hound of Death: Agatha Christie, November 23—30, 2011; December 23, 2011—January 13, 2012 My rating: ♦♦◊◊◊ The Hound of Death is the first set of short stories to feature … Continue reading

January 13, 2012 · 2 Comments

Agatha Christie Collection

The Queen of Crime, Dame Agatha Christie has been a fixture in the schedules since 2000 when Chorion launched its Agatha Christie Collection. Currently the longest-running book series in my … Continue reading

September 21, 2010 · 2 Comments

The Mirror Crack’d From Side To Side

The latest offering has a cunning twist but overall fails to leave a lasting impression.

September 23, 2009 · Leave a comment

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