Wednesday, November 17, 2010

inspired to read Agatha

I have to admit that I haven't read much of Agatha Christie's work. I know I've read Murder on the Orient Express and that I've listened to a few others on audio, but I really haven't made a dent. She was quite prolific after all.

While driving today I heard an interview with actor David Suchet on Talk of the Nation (NPR). Suchet has played Agatha Christie's most famous sleuth, the eccentric Hercule Poirot, in the aptly named British television series Agatha Christie's Poirot since 1989. Hearing Suchet talk about Poirot and the challenges inherent in bringing the character to life made me want to read more of Christie's work.


  1. Her autobiography is pretty cool - she had a very interesting life!

  2. I love Agatha Christie! I became addicted at a very early age (thanks to my sister who was an absolute fan) and have read most of her books:) I agree with srah about Christie's autobiograpy, it's definitely worth reading.

    I think David Suchet is the best Poirot ever. Luckily for me, one of the French channels broadcasts two episodes every day so my addiction is well taken care of;) I also suggest you try and watch Agatha Christie's Marple with Geraldine McEwan, another great series with fantastic actors:)

  3. Thanks for the recommendations!