As you know, back at the beginning of 2015 I set myself the challenge of reading all Agatha Christie's murder/mystery books in chronological order. There are sixty six in all and I'm reading one per month.
I haven't had any problems finding the books so far. I get some of them from the library, a couple have come up on deals for the Kindle and I've also bought many on Ebay. This month's book is Dead Man's Folly and this is one that I found on Ebay. It's an older copy, as so many of the ones I've bought are, the pages are a bit yellowed but all the books I've obtained have been in good enough condition.
I've really enjoyed this book, it's kept me guessing right to the very end, and I'm guessing still because I came to the last sentence: "But then a totally unforeseen thing happened. A"...
page was missing!
How annoying is that? I've contacted the seller on Ebay and I'm still waiting to hear back but I shall have to see if I can get a copy at the library if I don't hear anything. Whodunnit? Who knows?
Oh no, how annoying. I read most of her books back in my early 20s and I used to get them from charity shops, the older the better. I don't have them now though otherwise I'd send you my copy.ReplyDelete
It's really annoying. I read quite a few of her books in my teens but I can't remember which ones now and none of the ones I've read have jogged my memory either.Delete
A real whodunit indeed!! Who removed the page- whodunit?! I hope you manage to get the missing page and solve the mystery! Best, Jane xReplyDelete
I didn't expect to still be asking the question whodunnit? at the end of the book.Delete
Have you looked at the PDF? You can find it at https://www.pdfdrive.com/dead-mans-folly-by-agatha-christie-e19279881.htmlReplyDelete
Thank you so much. I didn't know about this at all but I've just downloaded the PDF and the mystery is now solved, I've been able to read the end. Thanks again.Delete
You're more than welcomeDelete
Oh, how annoying is that? I hope you will be able to find out who the culprit is!
It's so annoying to get to the end of a book and the final page be missing. You'd think a bookseller would check that the books are complete before selling them. I've managed to read the end now so no harm done.Delete
"But then a totally unforeseen thing happened. A"...ReplyDelete
page was missing!"
Oh NO !!!
Hope it gets sorted :)
All the best Jan
I couldn't believe that last sentence, having the end missing was totally unforeseen. I've been able to read the end now, I really enjoyed this book.Delete
That's annoying but very funny - just had to laugh - sorry!ReplyDelete
I laughed myself, especially when I saw that last sentence.Delete
Very annoying. I'll make sure that the end is there before starting a book in future.Delete
Weird! It's a mystery within a mystery! :)ReplyDelete
It is. The mystery is now solved though as I've been able to read the end.Delete
How annoying, I hope you find out who did do it. I don't have a copy so unable to help. I would suggest that in future you check that any second hand books you receive do have the last page. xxReplyDelete
I've read the end now so all has been revealed. I shall definitely check second hand books from now on, I've never bothered in the past.Delete
Oh no! I bet Agatha Christie did it herself to keep you guessing! xReplyDelete
Ha ha, I wouldn't put it past her.Delete
What a great goal jO!ReplyDelete
I'm really enjoying this challenge, eighteen more books to go.Delete
Gosh, I can imagine how frustrating that was. So glad you found the pdf and solved the mystery.xxxReplyDelete
I couldn't believe it when I got to the end and found pages missing. At least I've read the ending now.Delete
Oh my Lord, that must have been so frustrating, but at the same time I find it's simply hilarious! Good thing about the PDF or you may still be guessing :)ReplyDelete
I was flabbergasted when I got to the end and the mystery still wasn't solved, I did see the funny side though.Delete
Oh dear, how annoying! I once bought DD a brand new book, which had about ten pages missing, so it went back. Take care.ReplyDelete
I can understand how this happens with second hand books but you wouldn't expect it from a brand new book.Delete
You've done really well to read the murder mystery books in chronological order. That's an enjoyable reading challenge, but very annoying to find that last page missing. I'm glad you were able to find out what happened.ReplyDelete
I'm more than two thirds of the way through the books now and I'm still enjoying this challenge, just eighteen more to go.Delete
How frustrating, Jo. Glad you found the answer through PDF Drive. I remember when I was a kid I would read the last couple of pages first to make sure it had a happy ending. But not with mysteries, of course. Happy reading! P. xReplyDelete
I had a friend who used to read the end of a book before starting at the beginning, I always thought that was rather strange.Delete
Oh my! Talk about a cliff-hanger....ReplyDelete
I know. I was looking forward to having the mystery solved and then I was left hanging. At least I've found out the ending now.Delete