Having made it to the last day of the Twitter librarians “blog for the 12 days of Christmas” challenge, I have now signed on for the Twitter librarians “mystery a month” read along challenge – more at @polyxena’s blog.
The book for January is Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. I can almost never remember who the villain was when I reread Christie’s books but I do remember whodunnit in this one. But it doesn’t matter, it’s almost as much fun spotting the clues even when you know.
I first started reading Agatha Christie books when I spent 3 months in Japan in 1984. In even the smallest bookshop in any town there would be a little corner of English language books and always some Christies. I’d take them back to read in my Japanese inn, a cozy English murder to read while tucked up in my futon.