Monday, September 15, 2008

Happy Birthday To You...

Today Agatha Christie would have been 118. Although she died in 1976 her work still lives on and I aspire to have my stories still loved 32 years after my death. So go ahead and blow your diet and eat cake in Agatha`s name. Or have wine. Or raise your coffee mug in salute. She was a great storyteller who inspired many.

Who inspires you?

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5 comments:

B.E. Sanderson said...

Here's to you, Miss Christie.

Have you ever read The Murder of Roger Ackroyd? That has to be one of my favorites. So delicious. Ooooo, and Three Blind Mice! I admit, I came to Christie's book late. I didn't read anything of hers until I was in my thirties (although I've seen most of the movies), but I love them all.

Tori Lennox said...

Dame Agatha is one of my heroes. Oh to be able to plot like she did! *dramatic sigh*

Your number one sis; said...

For the longest time I enjoyed Mary Higgins Clark although some of her newer novels are not as good. This summer I got hook Kathy Reichs.

Marianne said...

I started reading Agatha Christie when I was 12, and I've been hooked ever since. :-D Mysteries are my first love.

Along the way, I've added Ngaio Marsh's entire canon to my frequently read core of books, as well as my beloved Dorothy L. Sayers books. Oh, and Josphine Tey. These ladies could truly write, plot, and turn a phrase with all of the panache and aplomb of avant garde wit!

More recent authors include: Garrison Allen, Donna Andrews, Susan Kandel, Wendy Roberts, Jacqueline Winspear, and Victoria Laurie. And just for the hell of it: Susan Cooper, Terry Pratchett and Justin Richards (The Invisible Detective YA series is awesome). :-D

Sigh. Gotta go write some more...
Cheers,
Marianne
PS: On countdown to 'Devil May Ride'!!!!

sandra said...

Agatha Christie was also my first, Ngaio Marsh, the second.