- And Then There Were Two More: Two "new" Agatha Christie stories have been uncovered, both starring Hercule Poirot.
John Curran, author of Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks: Fifty Years of Mysteries in the Making, to be published by HarperCollins this fall, found the stories while doing research among the notebooks, discovered several years ago at Greenway House, Christie's holiday home in Devon, England. Mr. Curran, one of few people with access to the notebooks, will include the stories in his book.
I predict a neat, clean murder that doesn't cause any real pain or distress, high tea, and a lineup of suspects at the stories' conclusions. Just a guess.
Book News Round-up:
- Novelist Kate Christensen recommends One for the Money by Janet Evanovich as a perfect escape: "[T]he cheeriest, most life-affirming thing I could have wished for."
- Open a fresh box of pens and find yourself a lot of blank paper — the L.A. Times has 60 new books to read this summer.
Sixty!! Hope you don't have a lot of travel plans or anything.
- NPR's On Point with Tom Ashbrook offers its own suggestions for summer reads '09.
- The 9-year-old star of Slumdog Millionaire is publishing a memoir.
- How to get that lovely book smell on your Kindle.
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