Welcome to another Monthly Summary on Pages and Tea.
May has been the month of the murder mystery in my reading. It began with a river cruise down the Nile in the company of Monsieur Poirot and a whole boatful of intriguing characters as I finally picked up Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie. I have no idea why it’s taken me so long to get around to reading this, I had a great time with it, and would probably read it again, even knowing the solutions to the central murder and the other little mysteries going on aboard the S. S. Karnak. Such an exotic setting too.
From the Nile, I chose another book set in Egypt, although this time in a completely different time period. I picked another Agatha Christie, Death Comes as the End. A standalone murder mystery, it doesn’t feature one of Christie’s regular detectives, but there is an investigation of sorts as family dramas play out and eventually lead to murder. The remaining members must discover who is out to get them before it’s too late.
And then… yet more murder mysteries. What can I say, it seems to be what I’ve been in the reading mood for this month. This time, a whole host of short stories gathered together in a collection called Murder by the Seaside. In this case the title says it all as all these stories had a seaside/coastal setting, and introduced me to some new-to-me authors.
I’ve actually managed to keep up with reviews this month, so links to my reviews for all these books are provided below.
And I think that’s about all for now. So, here’s a summary of May on Pages and Tea…
Death on the Nile (Hercule Poirot #17) by Agatha Christie
Death Comes as the End by Agatha Christie
Murder by the Seaside by Cecily Gayford