I love Cozies. I especially LOVE all things PD James. But, I thought I'd break a bit out of my comfort zone and read books by new-to-me authors. And, can you believe it, I had never read an Agatha Christie book!! When I taught middle school I had a student that would tear through her books- I thought it was quite fun. I knew I had to give it a go!
For my first cozy challenge read I chose Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None. I was surprised how easy to read this book was. I've been on a run of reading fairly dense books lately, so this book was a welcome change of pace. I flew through it in a couple of days. This would be a great beach/plane read.
This cozy was all about the murder mystery. There wasn't much character development at all. But the fairly good, yet simplistic, plot had me racing to the book's end: An odd assortment of folks are invited to an island for a week's respite. And, yes, as the title suggests, murder after murder occurs. Who is the murderer? An outsider or one of the vacationers? There are a couple of twists in the plot that make it a fun and enjoyable read.
One down, six to go. My next read is PD James' Cover Her Face (I found it at beach house we're staying at- score!). I also want to read a Charlie Chan book. I just downloaded Colin Dexter's The Daughter's of Cain to my Kindle. I really liked the first few pages.
Cozy lovers out there, do you have any other suggestions?
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Be well! Read on!