13 April 2010

Well Said: Evil Under the Sun

"It is romantic, yes," agreed Hercule Poirot. "It is peaceful. The sun shines. The sea is blue. But you forget, Miss Brewster, there is evil everywhere under the sun." - Agatha Christie Evil Under the Sun (first published in 1941)


Fun note: I found a Wii game based on the book! I daresay, I can not wait to try it. Poor Mr. Whimsy. *wink wink*

57 comments :

  1. Very romantic! Have fun playing with your Wii

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  2. This is one of my favorite Agatha Christie books. I love the setting and the multiple twists included. Hope you enjoy it and I had no idea there was a Wii game. Hmmmm......

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  3. believe it or not I have never read an Agatha Christie book and I LOVE mysteries! What a great teaser! Yes, there is evil everywhere under the sun! Can't wait to read your review on this one! Maybe it will get me to finally pick up a Christie book! Have fun with the Wii game!

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  4. Sound like something I like to read.

    Here's mine

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  5. Agatha Christie is always a pleasure - and she had her own personal mystery, too!

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  6. a Wii game? must be a lot of fun to play being Hercule Poirot resolving a crime. Have fun!

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  7. As you know, I love AC so I know you will enjoy reading it! This one is a favorite!!

    And a Wii game too? Oh wow!

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  8. Lovely teaser Juju! I can't wait to see what you think of it :)

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  9. LOVE this one! I loved the movie they made of it back in the late '70s too!

    And a Wii game... I've GOT to get it!

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  10. Oooh, a Wii game. Here I come. It can go along with my Nancy Drew game I never finished. Haha

    Great teaser. I love Agatha Christie.

    My teaser

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  11. I haven't read Agatha in forever! Who'd have thunk they'd make a Wii game based on one of her books. What a riot.

    My teaser is from "Dear Bob, Dear Betty," a collection of letters between her parents, by Elizabeth Catherine Wright, herself the granddaughter of Frank Lloyd Wright. Betty is the daughter of a Chicago artist who abandoned the family while she wasn't even born yet -- she's in Milwaukee, Bob is in Chicago and these are the letters between them -- poignant, sassy, witty, as they grapple with their feelings AND deal with the great depression! There's a lot of setting the letters into context, too, which makes the book fascinating, because you get the family and social history behind the letters.

    And what history! This IS FL Wright, after all, which leads to my great teaser:

    [[You made an ultra-favorable impression upon my step-mother and she has directed me to ask you to attend the annual Halloween party at Taliesin, which occurs on the 29th of this month. I have never been to one of these parties myself and I am afraid that, due to the presence of numerous out of town guests, the overnight accommodations may be somewhat crowded but I would like very much to take a chance on liking it if you will.''

    Taliesin -- it's famous! And it's just thrown in there casually...

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  12. I LOVE Agatha Christie but haven't read this one yet. Great teaser!

    Here's my teaser for this week.

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  13. Great teaser! I've never read an Agatha Christie book sounds really good, have fun with the Wii game!

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  14. I can't believe that there are Wii games based on Agatha Christie books. How great! My sister has a Wii but I don't think I'll be able to convince her to get this so I can play when I visit.

    Evil Under the Sun is such a great mystery. I enjoyed the film too. David Suchet is a fantastic Poirot.

    Here are my teasers

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  15. I can't believe there is a Wii game, that is sooo cool :-) Thanks for visiting my TT.

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  16. I saw many Agatha Christie films -such great suspense!

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  17. I hate to admit that I've never read Agatha Christie...obviously something I must correct!

    I'm anxious to see your new blog header. Love the title.

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  18. I've only read one Agatha Christie book (And Then There Were None) - I think I do need to branch out and this one looks really intriguing.

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  19. So bad... I've never read anything by Agatha Christie.... something I should think about fixing. :) This one looks really good!

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  20. An Agatha Christie! How delightful!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  21. I can't believe there is a wii game for it thanks for stopping by my blog here is my Teaser!

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  22. Thank you ladies for all your lovely comments. This is my first Agatha Christie ever. I'm truly excited.

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  23. Have not read any Christie in years, may have to rethink that... A Wii game also, interesting. Thanks for stopping by mine today also..

    jackie b central texas

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  24. Agatha Christie has long been one of my favorites. Great teaser!

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  25. I haven't read Agatha Christie surprisingly. I hope you are enjoying the book! :)

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  26. she is so good! i just wish she had actually said what the only three plots in fiction actually are... :)

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  27. I love Agatha Christie! Great teaser!

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  28. I love the Poirot TV series but I've never read any of the books - I really must do something about that :o) I hope you enjoy the Wii game - that sounds like the kind of thing I'd like!

    My teaser is here:
    http://bookreviewsbysarah.blogspot.com/2010/04/teaser-tuesdays-sex-lies-and-vampires.html

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  29. that's cool! I like to read Agatha Chistie on occassion. thanks for stopping by today. I always appreciate your comments.

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  30. It's been a few years since I've read anything by Agatha, but I should get something one of these days. Great teaser. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

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  31. I haven't heard of this AC. I have And then there were none to read.

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  32. Awesome!

    http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/04/teaser_12.html

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  33. I've never read any of her books! But that is a great teaser and not entirely false.

    Here is my teaser for today.

    ♥Isalys

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  34. My husband keeps trying to get me to buy him a wii. Ehh I'd rather go fishing.

    Sounds like a good one. Great teaser.

    As for my b-day. We went for lunch Saturday. My MIL had my son at a party. Today we can't get away because My MIL had Back Surgery yesterday so we have been visiting her in the Hosp. She is doing great though :)

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  35. Cleverly: SO glad to hear your MIL is ok and I am SO hoping you get a rain check on birthday celebrations :)

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  36. Great quote. I've read a number of Christie's books but still haven't gotten into any of her Poirot.

    Have fun with the video game version. Hopefully it plays well on the Wii. I played "And then there were none" on the PC and it was pretty fun (they changed things up a little bit to make it fresh, but it was still fun).

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  37. I loved this book :) She is an amazing writer!

    Great teaser, btw!

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  38. I'm almost embarrassed to say that I have never read an Agatha Christie book!
    Thanks so much for visiting my blog :)

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  39. I love Agatha Christie!!! Read all her books and have about 20 audio dramatisations of her books. And that is a great teaser! Thanks for visiting my blog

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  40. I adore Christie! I've read around 20-30 of her books and own many of them. Evil Under the Sun is by far one of her better novels. It's amazing! And you have to watch the movie after you're finished. It's very well done.

    Here's my teaser for this week.

    P.S. After this, you should read Murder on the Orient Express. That's another good one!

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  41. wow!! a wii game based on a book?! i gotta have one of those :)

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  42. Great teaser! I have not read Christie in a few years.

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  43. Wow, what a great teaser. I am ashamed that even though I love mysteries I have never read Christie. I really must pick up one of her books. Thanks for prodding me:)

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  44. Great teaser! Why type of game is it? I've seen search and click games for PC...I wonder if the Wii game is different.

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  45. She is a legend that little old Agatha.

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  46. OOH! Sounds so good! I like that last line. :) And I'd like to play that Wii game too ;)

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  47. Lizzy: I'm not sure yet but I will make sure and let you know ;)

    Emidy: Oooo I was just thinking of that. I saw that film (Murder on the Orient Express) and remember thinking, "this must be an awesome book." As for the film version of Evil Under the Sun, you read my mind! I just got it through Netflix. Thanks for the tips Emidy! :)

    Okie: You are one of my oldest followers. It tickles me pink when you visit. Thank you!

    Thank you again ladies for all your lovely comments. I'm a bit ashamed to admit this is my first Agatha Christie too.

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  48. I can't believe there's an agatha christie wii game! That's awesome!

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  49. There's a game? I might ask my honey to get it. =) Thanks!

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  50. I love Agatha and have not read this book YET but when I do I'm gonna have to get that game :) Very cool, thanks!

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  51. Great teaser! I'm looking forward to reading my very first Christie soon! I think you'll have to try out that game, just so, you know, you can compare it to the book and tell all of us if it stays true to the original story ;)

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  52. Great teaser. I do love Agatha Christie. I have the Wii game of And then There Were None.

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  53. Ju, you need to make it up to Mr. Whimsy then... wine, cream... :)

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