It's time for Book Beginnings, a linkup with Rose City Reader and the Friday 56 with Freda's Voice.
We're back to Agatha this week with her book from 1945 entitled Sparkling Cyanide or Remembered Death depending on if the publisher is using the UK or the US title.
This is classic Christie. A different twist on a locked room murder - this time a table at a nightclub that no one outside the party could have approached. There's a beautiful rich heiress, her various lovers and other groupies, her shy younger sister, her pompous older husband. I'm really enjoying this reread. Here's what it starts with:
"Iris Marle was thinking about her sister, Rosemary.
For nearly a year she had deliberately tried to put the thought of Rosemary away from her. She hadn't wanted to remember."
And now for the Friday 56:
Pretty simple rules - flip to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader and find a passage that grabs you (no spoilers!).
Here's a passage from page 56 of my copy:
"She didn't realize. She didn't care. She took no interest in his work, in his ambitions, in his career. All that she wanted was to her him reiterate again and again that he loved her. "Just as much as ever? Tell me again that you really love me?""
So what do you think? Interesting? Would you keep reading?