The Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie

So, I’ve discovered that, depending on what’s going on in the office and what I’m doing, I can listen to audiobooks at work. When I’m folding newsletter, for example, or copying and pasting graphs. But, they can’t be overly complicated or at all potentially offensive, which means vintage mysteries, like …

Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

Death on the Nile is a classic Poirot mystery.  Poirot is on vacation in Egypt, taking a cruise on the Nile – and of course a murder occurs. Happily, Colonel Race is on board too and the two of them take up the investigation. We’ve got a lot of people …

Murder Has a Motive by Francis Duncan

I admit it – I love vintage mysteries. In spite of the predictability, in spite of the stereotypes, I truly enjoy them. They’re a little like stepping back in time. Murder Has a Motive was originally published in the late 1940s, a great time for mysteries. Mordecai Tremaine is a …

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is definitely one of Agatha Christie’s best, but it was a reread for me, so I knew who the killer was. And the whodunnit is what makes this such a great mystery. Hercule Poirot has “retired” to the peaceful village of  King’s Abbot, keeping his …

The Nursing Home Murder by Ngaio Marsh

I’ve gone back and finally read the first 3 of Ngaio Marsh’s Inspector Alleyn series, and actually read them in order to boot. Each one of these early entries is a bit better than the one before. In The Nursing Home Murder, which actually takes place in a hospital, we …