Tuesday, February 19, 2008


Agatha Christie
Genre: Short Story
Published: 1932/1985 Collection
Personal Rating: 3.75/5
(SS) Yearly Count: 2

The Tuesday Night Club is one of thirteen stories from The Tuesday Night Murders. The five visitors in Miss Marple's home declare themselves a "Club". They are to meet every Tuesday and "each member in turn has to propound a problem. Some mystery of which they have personal knowledge, and to which, of course, they know the answer." The first up is Sir Henry Clithering, former Commissioner of Scotland Yard. He shares a true drama.

For no particular reason, Agatha Christie has eluded me until now. This short story with Miss Marple as the lead character was my first introduction to her and I was rather pleased. I'm fairly certain the next twelve stories are the tales that the other members bring to the table. I will definitely continue with this collection and seek out other work by the ever-so-popular Agatha Christie. Any suggestions?


  1. I love Agatha Christie.
    I prefer Poirot, or even Tommy and Tuppence. T&T have a collection of short stories - once when they are young and another when they are older. Their first mystery is, I forget the name! something about Mr Brown? I read it on dailylit.com.
    There are tons of Christie mysteries. Enjoy!

  2. I'm with raidergirl, there are lots to enjoy! Murder on the Orient Express is a classic, it is a Poirot. Like raidergirl I love Tommy Tuppence but I do prefer Miss Marple over Poirot.

  3. "The Tuesday Club Murders" was my very first Agatha Christie - more years ago than I care to admit. It's also what I recommend to new Christie readers :)

    As for additional suggestions: "The Mysterious Affair at Styles" (Hercule Poirot's debut), "Murder in Mesopotamia" and "Murder of Roger Ackroyd" are also great Poirot stories. Finally, "And Then There Were None" is standalone (no Poirot, Ms. Marple or even Tommy & Tuppence) with a great twist.

  4. All Three Commenters Below ~ Thank you for your suggestions. You have inspired me to put up a Poll, just for fun. :)

    Raidergirl3 ~ I hope to love her, too! :) Thanks for the suggestions.

    Nicola ~ I recognize Murder on the Orient Express. And, yes, there is an abundance of Christie! I've just never felt compelled to pick one up. ???

    Annette ~ I'm right on target then! :) I remember looking into her work years ago and almost picked up And Then There Were None. Thanks for the suggestions.

  5. I'm a big fan too. I love the Miss Marple/Poirot stories and have just begun Endless Night.

  6. Alix ~ Hope you'll come back and participate in the poll! :)

  7. I've never ready any Agatha Christie. One of these days. At one point I had one of hers on my Decades Challenge list, but it didn't end up on my final list. I really do want to read her books, just haven't gotten around to actually picking one up.

  8. I love "And Then There Were None." Such an interesting mystery!

  9. Suzi ~ I'm somewhat surprised that you haven't read any AG. I thought I was the only one. lol

    Veronica ~ AHH, all the praise for her makes me want to pick up a book NOW. I think I may just continue with this Miss Marple short story collection to get mini-fixes until I can squeeze in a book. :)

  10. One of my favorites is A Caribbean Mystry, and the 4.50 train from paddington, both miss marple books.

  11. Nyssaneala ~ Hey! You're still pregnant! (your image) :)

    Thanks for the recommendations. I will check them out.

  12. Anonymous6:26 PM

    Agatha Christie is one of my favorite writers of all time. I have read almost all of her books, listened to a lot of them, watched the movies, etc., etc. Many of my favorites have been mentioned: 4:50 FROM PADDINGTON, AND THEN THERE WERE NONE, MURDER OF ROGER ACKROYD. You might also try A CARRIBEAN MYSTERY and the sequel to it, NEMESIS. Both of those are Miss Marple. Oh, all of them are good. Also, try her plays. THREE BLIND MICE, her long, long, long-running play (may still be running in London) is quite interesting and I defy anyone to figure out a lot of her solutions ahead of time. What fun you have ahead of you!

  13. Anonymous11:29 PM

    You know, I think I have lost my mind. When I said Agatha's long running play was THREE BLIND MICE, don't know what I meant. It is MOUSETRAP. Chalk it up to a long busy week.

  14. Kay ~ Your enthusiasm was fun to read. Thanks! And thanks for the confirmation of recommendations. I've actually heard of Mousetrap. :) I will be seeking more of her work.

  15. I have to confess that I have never read any of Agatha's work either, but I have two books of hers sitting on the shelves. Now I'm really excited to get to them.

  16. Framed ~ Oh I know! The love of Agatha has been very encouraging. I'm glad to read that the excitement was picked up by you, too.

  17. I have been a reader all my life and have never read an Agatha work. I think I have always thought I did not like mysteries, but your enthusiastic review has piqued my interest! Thanks for sharing.

  18. Kim ~ You could always just read her short stories (like me for now) or poems. ??? Glad to have piqued your interest. It's fun when that happens. :)


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