I’ve ended up working my way through quite a chunk of the collection now and have yet to read one I haven’t enjoyed. The one that made the biggest impression on me was And Then There Where None. All of the family were out when I was finishing the book and I was so creeped out that I ended up staying up to 3am because I couldn’t sleep without finishing it. I just desperately needed to know who the murderer was or I wouldn’t be able to sleep! It has become tradition for me to treat myself to an Agatha Christie after I finish my end of term essays. It’s a great way to get my mind out of all of the work and just relax after an intensive bout of essay writing. On a more personal note, Christie’s books have a sentimental value to me now. My Nan passed away about 5 months ago now so I always feel like every time I pick up one of Christie’s books I’m connecting with her again. It’s such a simple thing but it’s nice to have that association, just adds an extra layer to something I enjoy.
Do you guys enjoy Agatha Christie? Any particular favourites? Or are there some other murder mystery writers that you prefer? Do any writers hold a special place in your heart due to being associated with people?