Hercule Poirot’s Christmas

Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie ( previously titled A Holiday for Murder and Murder from Christmas) On the night before Christmas, cruel, tyrannical, filthy rich Simeon Lee is found in his locked bedroom with his throat cut. Now Hercule Poirot must put his deductive powers to the test to …

The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas Set against the tumultuous years of the post-Napoleonic era, The Count of Monet Cristo recounts the swashbuckling adventures of Edmond Dantes, a dashing young sailor falsely accused of treason. The story of his long imprisonment, dramatic escape, and carefully wrought revenge offers …

Two Children’s Christmas Books

Amber and I started December by reading two of her old favorite Christmas books. They are both too young for her, really, but she enjoys rereading them every year. What Could Be Keeping Santa? by Marilyn Janovitz The reindeer are concerned because Santa is late on Christmas Eve: “Reindeer standing …