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text 2020-05-26 19:17
Reading progress update: I've read 8%.
Truly Devious - Maureen Johnson

"Dr. Pixwell is a specialist in bioarchaeology," she said. "She works on archaeological digs in Egypt."

"That´s right," Pix said. "You read my faculty bio?"

"No," Stevie said. "The teeth, your shirt, you´ve got an Eye of Horus tattooed on your wrist, the chamomile tea in the kitchen has packaging written in Arabic, and you have a tan line on your forehead from a head covering. Just a guess."

"That´s extremely impressive," Pix said, nodding. Everyone was quiet for a moment. A fly buzzed around Stevie´s head.

"Stevie thinks she´s Sherlock Holmes," her father said.

 

[Source]

 

I really do think she has read the faculty bio.

 

 

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text 2020-05-26 11:04
Reading progress update: I've read 100%.
Murder in the Mews: Four Cases of Hercule Poirot (Audio) - Agatha Christie,Nigel Hawthorne

I remember not being particularly fond of these stories, but they are actually quite good.

 

I´m still a little bit disappointed that the first story hasn´t been narrated by Hugh Fraser, though. It´s not that Nigel Hawthorne did a bad job, but he doesn´t even come close to Hugh Fraser, who is on a whole other planet when it comes to the narration of these books.

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text 2020-05-16 10:46
Reading progress update: I've read 100%.
Death in the Clouds - Agatha Christie,Hugh Fraser

Not one of my favorite Poirot novels, but still a good one. The biggest issues that I have with this book are the lack of memorable characters, the fact that I found the solution to the mystery to be a bit lackluster and the final reveal to be not very well developed.

 

However, Poirot is a first rate matchmaker, especially in this novel. And I adore that about him.

 

 

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text 2020-05-07 17:44
Reading progress update: I´ve read 100%
A Royal Pain - Rhys Bowen,Katherine Kellgren

The mystery is so-so and yes, there are some incredibly silly bits in this and I could have shoved Hanni in a ditch. But these books are also incredibly fun and Katherine Kellgren´s narration is excellent.

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text 2020-04-27 15:53
Reading progress update: I've read 49%.
Lord Edgware Dies (Audio) - Agatha Christie,Hugh Fraser

"[...] Do you realize what that means to me? When the criminal sets out to do a crime his first effort is to deceive. Who does he seek to deceive? The image in the mind is that od the normal man. There is probably no such thing actually - it is a mathematical abstraction. But you came as near to realizing it as is possible. There are moments when you have flashes of brilliance when you rise above the average (I hope you will pardon me) when you descend to curious depths of obtuseness, but take it all for all, you are amazingly normal. Eh bien, how does this profit me? Simply in this way. As in a mirror I see reflected in your mind exactly what the criminal wishes me to believe. That is terrificly helpful and suggestive."

I did not quite understand. It seemed to me that what Poirot was saying was hardly complimentary.

 

LoL. I don´t think so either. Hastings is adorable. 

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