Are you participating in #ReadChristie2022? I’m loving the challenge so far and the fun of having a Christie in my TBR stack every month. Below are mini reviews for my January and February selections!
THE MAN IN THE BROWN SUIT:
Newly-orphaned Anne Beddingfeld is looking for a bit of adventure in London, but she stumbles upon more than she bargained for! She finds herself on an adventure when sees a man fall to his death at the tube station and picks up a mysterious note the killer drops. Anne is swept off on a cross-continental journey on the hunt for the faceless killer known only as “The Colonel”.
I loved this adventurous story centering around the spunky Anne! The mystery is classic Christie with a lot of red hearings thrown in throughout. There was a bit more romance than I was expecting, but I ultimately thought it worked with the story. This is one of the more thriller-esque novels I’ve read from Christie compared to her cozier mysteries. 4⭐
A DEADLY AFFAIR:
This short story collection features a compilation of stories from well-known and well-loved Christie leads including: Poirot, Miss Marple, Parker Pyne, Harley Quin, and Tommy and Tuppence. I loved the mixture of plots and stories that showcased love’s darker side. There are crimes of passion and deadly affairs that add up to compelling and fun mysteries. I think it’s fantastic that William Morrow is continuing to put out new collections of Christie’s short stories, as I feel they’re a great starting point for someone wanting to try her work. 4⭐