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Wanda's Book Reviews

I am currently reading my way through a long list of science fiction and fantasy titles.  (http://www.npr.org/2011/08/07/138938145/science-fiction-and-fantasy-finalists if you are interested in the list).

Currently reading

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
J.K. Rowling
Hide and Seek
Ian Rankin
The Mummy Case
Elizabeth Peters
Progress: 49/327 pages
The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts
Joshua Hammer
The Great Starvation Experiment: The Heroic Men Who Starved so That Millions Could Live
Todd Tucker
The Green Man
Kingsley Amis

And Then There Were None / Agatha Christie

And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie

First, there were ten - a curious assortment of strangers summoned as weekend guests to a private island off the coast of Devon. Their host, an eccentric millionaire unknown to all of them, is nowhere to be found. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they're unwilling to reveal - and a secret that will seal their fate. For each has been marked for murder. One by one they fall prey. Before the weekend is out, there will be none. And only the dead are above suspicion.


So, last night I was supposed to be finishing that huge bloody tome The Goldfinch.  What was I doing instead?  Enjoying my very first Dame Agatha book, that’s what.  And I regret nothing.  So there, Donna Tartt.


There’s not much that I can say about this little mystery that hasn’t been said before.  It moves along quickly, my brain was working continuously, and before I knew it, Christie has surprised me.  Pulled the rug out from under me, in fact.  Because I never saw that ending coming.


It was a pleasure to get to know one of the accepted masters of the mystery.  I’ll try to squeeze in another of her books soon.