Time flies when you’re not posting. I decided to take a break from looooong books and read Agatha Christie’s Pocket Full of Rye because it begins with P like Phinnea and that’s one of my challenge items for the Lucky 14 challenge. So I did that. And it’s a good one. I knew pretty early a good chunk of the solution, but can’t really take credit for this because I might have read it in my teens. The reason I started keeping track of my reading in my teens was because I read an Agatha Christie twice and was annoyed about that. I’m not a re-reader (or I wasn’t) and if I did, I wanted it to be on purpose. I’d love to find that notebook again. I’m sure it’s packed away somewhere.
This is not the one I read, but I love this cover.
Obnoxious business man is poisoned and in his pocket is found a bunch of rye. What can it mean? Christie was fond of using nursery rhymes and other poetry for her work, though I don’t actually remember the others well enough to know if they formed an integral part of the mystery or not. I’m inclined to think not. Aside from the device of the nursery rhyme there’s nothing special about this one. Standard Christie – small group of suspects, most with a motive, a mansion, and breakfast served in silver chafing dishes. I think it might be Dame Agatha’s fault I want to live like that. Anyway, good story that begins with a P.
This was my cover:
Not bad, but why do people upload such tiny pictures? Yes, I could take one myself, but it hardly seems worthwhile.