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November 29, 2007

Francesca recommends mystery books and videos

Filed under: Books,Movies — Francesca @ 4:44 pm

Wrapping up our recommendations of mysteries by Agatha Christie, here are two of Francesca’s favorites which feature neither Hercule Poirot nor Miss Marple, but are in any case gripping mysteries (don’t start reading them the night before a big meeting; you can’t put them down!)

And Then There Were None (also titled Ten Little Indians) (1939) Ten strangers are invited to an island, where one by one they are killed. Who has brought them here, and why?

This books was made into a play and many film versions. Here is a good one from 1945.

Ordeal by Innocence (1958) Jacko Argyle is imprisoned for murdering his own mother, insisting that he is innocent. Years later, after he has died in jail, the man who can corroborate his alibi suddenly appears. Indeed, Jacko was innocent. But then who killed Mrs. Argyle?

And . . . as you might expect, Francesca, as a mystery buff, LOVES to watch CSI. She is addicted to all the CSI franchises. Whaaaaat? You do not watch this show? We must catch you up!

C.S.I. Crime Scene Investigation (CSI: Las Vegas) – The Complete First Season

C.S.I. Miami – The Complete First Season

C.S.I. New York – The Complete First Season

Happy reading and happy viewing!

xoxo, Francesca


  1. Thanks for the recommendations! I was muy sick this week, & having burned through my last remaining novel & too many magazines, you inspired me to dig up an old Agatha Christie (At Betram’s Hotel) I’d never read. I loved it! That last miserable day passed in a blur of manners, deduction & a deep lust for British baked goods.

    My brother own’s a used bookstore, so I’m going to ask him to pull some more Agatha Christie’s for me. I had forgotten how much I loved them. “And Then There Were None” scared me silly in gr. 4.

    Comment by QuiteLight — December 1, 2007 @ 6:29 pm

  2. For the British mystery buffs who have burned through Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, and Ngaio Marsh, I highly recommend Margery Allingham. Many of her books are now out of print but I’ve found a few in used bookstores!

    Comment by Marvel — December 2, 2007 @ 1:02 am

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