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And Then There Were None, Agatha Christie, G P Putnam's Sons, 1939, 252 pp
The first Agatha Christie I have read was for a reading group. I know she is considered to be one of the best mystery writers ever but the book was just not my thing.
The story was entertaining, the plot fiendishly clever, and she did create tension almost as well as Patricia Highsmith. I hated the ending, though at least we found out who did all the murders.
The other night at reading group I learned that Christie was a somewhat wild and interesting woman. But I won't be reading her again largely because the thought of doing so makes me collapse with boredom. Give me Tana French, Sara Paretsky, Janet Evanovich, and the other female mystery writers I love. Give me Raymond Chandler; actually I have read all of his.
I know many of you will want to tell me about all I am missing. Sorry.
(And Then There Were None is available in paperback on the shelf at Once Upon A Time Bookstore.)