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Discussion of Agatha Christie’s “Hercule Poirot”

When the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group met on Thursday, October 25th, 2017, a dozen mystery fans held a fascinating discussion about the entire “Hercule Poirot” series (33 novels, 1 play, 50+ short stories) by Agatha Christie. Whether or not you attended the actual meeting, you are welcome to share your own thoughts and opinions about any of the “Hercule Poirot” stories, in a reply comment to this blog post, below.

For additional reminders about upcoming Just Desserts meetings and/or other announcements of interest to mystery fans, don’t forget to sign up for the Just Desserts e-mail list. Or, if you’re logged into your account on Facebook, you can visit the Events page for the Lincoln City Libraries, and mark whether or not you plan to attend upcoming sessions of Just Desserts – this is a great way for you to help us promote this engaging discussion group! Our selections for future meetings are usually posted there months in advance. Just Desserts is on our annual “hiatus” for the final two months of 2017. Join us on January 25th for the first 2018 meeting of Just Desserts — a discussion of The Late Show, the first book in a new series by Michael Connelly.

In the meantime, here are three links to information about Hercule Poirot and Agatha Christie:

This link goes to a handout providing background on all the Poirot stories, with all novels and short story collections hotlinked to the libraries’ online catalog.

This link goes to the Hercule Poirot page on Wikipedia, where you can find extensive background on all aspects of the character.

This link goes to all the Agatha Christie books, in ALL formats (including e-books) in the libraries’ collection.

What do you think of the “Hercule Poirot” stories by Agatha Christie?

Reading Recommendations from Just Desserts members – June 2017

At the June 29th, 2017 meeting of the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group, following the discussion of the assigned book of the month, we had a round robin in which all 18 attendees were able to share recommendations of other books they’ve been reading recently.

Here’s the list of mystery books recommended by Just Desserts members in June 2017:

And here were some non-mystery titles some group members also recommended in June 2017:

What mysteries have you been reading lately that you’d recommend?

Just Desserts, January 26, 2017: Mystery Anthologies & Collections

Just Desserts Mystery Discussion GroupParticipants in the Just Desserts Mystery Discussion Group share their opinions about some anthologies and collections they’ve recently read.

Just Desserts, March 30, 2017: Hard Case Crimes

Just Desserts Mystery Discussion GroupParticipants in the Just Desserts Mystery Discussion Group share their opinions about various books published by Hard Case Crime.

Reading Recommendations from Just Desserts members – February 2017

At the February 23rd, 2017 meeting of the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group, following the discussion of the assigned book of the month, we had a round robin in which all 14 attendees were able to share recommendations of other books they’ve been reading recently.

Here’s the list of mystery books recommended by Just Desserts members in February 2017:

And here were some non-mystery titles some group members also recommended in February 2017:

What mysteries have you been reading lately that you’d recommend?