Today, along with four other fabulous bloggers, we are launching a summer-long Agatha Christie Read-Along - Spend the Summer with Agatha Christie - Cool Down with AC! You can join one, two, three, four or all five for a truly mysterious summer with the Queen of Mystery!
Why all this focus on Agatha Christie now? As of the beginning of this year, HarperCollins is proud to be Agatha Christie’s global publisher and we are reissuing all of her books in the US in beautiful new trade paperback editions. These wonderful authentic editions are exactly as Christie wrote them using the original UK texts. Now fans can read all of the Christie mysteries including the Hercule Poirot Mysteries, the Miss Marple Mysteries, and the Tommy and Tuppence Mysteries (coming Winter 2012). And you won't want to miss a single one of Christie’s stand-alone novels and short stories.
So who are my cohorts in crime in this Summer of Agatha Christie? None other than Julie from Booking Mama, who will explore the world of Hercule Poirot, Melissa from The Sunday Book Review who will delve into the mysteries of Miss Marple, Jen from Devourer of Books who will focus on Christie's standalone novels and Nicole from Linus's Blanket who will focus on the four new Masterpiece Mystery films that will air on PBS this June and July. I will focus here on her acclaimed short stories.
Here's the schedule for the summer - sign up at the Mr. Linky below and take part on the weeks you can! Each blogger will be offering giveaways for the books they're discussing and there will be grand prizes for read-along participants of Agatha Christie totes, books, DVDs and more!
June 6th: "The Tuesday Night Club" here on Book Club Girl
July 5th: "Three Blind Mice" on Book Club Girl
July 11th-July 17th: Miss Marple on The Sunday Book Review
July 18th-July 24th: Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery on Booking Mama
August 1st: "Witness for the Prosecution" on Book Club Girl
August 8th-August 14th: Miss Marple on The Sunday Book Review
August 29th-September 4th: Book Club Girl on Air Show to be announced!
To join the overall read-along on all 5 of our blogs sign up at the Mr. Linky here:
For more details on each of the individual readalongs, visit the co-host blogs below. I'll post the sign up for the Short Story portion on Book Club Girl on Wednesday, June 1st!