Wrap Up – Tantangan Baca Buku Agatha Christie 2019

Jadi, ada tantangan baca buku Agatha Christie dari tanggal 13 – 22 September 2019. Pas tau infonya di Twitter lalu saya dengan semangat lah untuk ikutan. Sebagai pembaca pemula Agatha Christie, saya mulai cari tahu buku-buku mana saja yang akan saya baca dalam 10 hari tersebut. Tantangan baca buku Agatha Christie ini dibuat oleh @Selselkelabu yaitu Komunitas Pembaca Buku Agatha Christie...

[Book Review] Kasus-Kasus Perdana Poirot oleh Agatha Christie

Poirot's Early Cases - Kasus-Kasus Perdana Poirot by Agatha ChristieTranslator: Lanny WasonoPublished 2007 by Gramedia Pustaka UtamaFirst published 1974Edisi Bahasa Indonesia, buku digital PerpusnasMy rating: 4 of 5 starsBlurb:HERCULE POIROT, detektif terhebat abad kedua puluh, memulai kariernya yang cemerlang dengan memecahkan misteri penusukan di PESTA DANSA, lenyapnya JURU MASAK CLAPHAM, pencuri...

[Book Review] Pembunuhan di Lorong oleh Agatha Christie

Pembunuhan di Lorong - Murder in the Mews by Agatha ChristieTranslator: Suwarni A.S.Published 2007 by Gramedia Pustaka UtamaFirst published 1937Edisi Bahasa Indonesia, buku digital PerpusnasMy rating: 4 of 5 starsBlurb:Bagaimana mungkin seorang wanita dengan pistol di tangan kanan bisa menembak pelipis kirinya sendiri? Adakah kaitan antara hantu dan hilangnya sebuah dokumen penting berisi rencana...

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

This was my third read of Agatha Christie #7: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, which I think deserves to be labeled her masterpiece, and I tell you, I loved it even more than my precious two reads! But before I tell you more, I must warn you that this post contains HIGH LEVEL SPOILER! Do not continue reading if you haven't read it before – the spoiler might even start in the next paragraph! – as even...

The Secret of Chimneys and Camino Island [Mini Reviews]

The Secret of Chimneys by Agatha ChristieIt is almost impossible to write a proper summary for this 6th novel of Agatha Christie. It's a very fast-paced crime story with abundant characters; contains of a balanced dose of murder, stolen document, treasure hunt, and international political-economical scheme of a Balkan state: Herzoslovakia (restoring monarchy vs oil concession - which, naturally, involves...

Black Count and The Man in the Brown Suit [Mini Reviews]

Black Count by Tom ReissThe subtitle of this biography of General Dumas (Alexandre Dumas's father): Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo, tells you exactly what this book, written by Tom Reiss, is about.General Thomas-Alexandre Dumas was a son of a renegade nobleman: Marquis de la Pailletarie and his slave: Marie-Cessete Dumas. He was born in 1762 in French sugar colony:...

The Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie

The third published detective novel of Dame Agatha Christie brings us to Northern France, to a village called Merlinville-sur-Mer. Hercule Poirot has been enjoying a successful career of a private detective since his triumph in Styles case. He is now sharing a room in London with his companion-sidekick: Captain Arthur Hastings, who would take again his role as narrator for this story.It all begins...

The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie

On Friday, 7 May 1915, during World War I, RMS Lusitania was torpedoed by the German, and sank down the sea near Ireland. On board was a young British intelligent officer who was carrying a secret document. Seeing that the women had bigger chance to be rescued (because of 'women and children first'), he trusted the oil skin packet containing the document to an American girl. Fast forward to 1919, when...

The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie

"I bet you can't write a good detective story," that was how it all started. Mary Westmacott (Agatha Christie's real name) was challenged by her sister Madge (herself was a detective story at that time). With her professional knowledge of poisons, which she possessed from working at the dispensary at local hospital; and with many Belgian refugees from World War I entering her village, Mary Wesmacott...

[Book Review] Hotel Majestic – Peril at End House by Agatha Christie

Hotel Majestic - Peril at End House by Agatha ChristiePublished 2013 by Gramedia Pustaka UtamaFirst published 1932Edisi Bahasa Indonesia, buku digital Google PlayMy rating: 3 of 5 stars Blurb:Tiga kecelakaan fatal dalam tiga hari. Tiga kecelakaan yang nyaris merenggut nyawa Nick Buckley, gadis cantik yang tinggal seorang diri di End House. Hercule Poirot yang mengkhawatirkan keselamatannya bertanya-tanya...
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