Agatha Christie Readathon – Book 3: The Body in the Library

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The third book to read in our Agatha Christie Readathon is The Body in the Library, the third novel in the Miss Marple series written by the Grand Dame. Thank you to everyone who voted for this book as the re-read part of our readathon; I’m excited to start reading it this week. Once you’ve completed reading it (4/15 thru 4/20), post your review on Saturday 4/21, send me the link or paste in a comment in this post or the new page I’ve created. I’ll add it to the book’s page so everyone can click on it to access your review. Happy Reading!





Background on the Agatha Christie Readathon

I’m an avid mystery reader and one of my favorite authors is Agatha Christie. I shared a post on this wonderful writer several months ago and have a dedicated page to her on my blog. Click on both links to see what I’ve read or said in the past. I’m holding an Agatha Christie Readathon in April. For more information, click the link and see the background and guidelines below. Essentially, we will read 1 book for each week in April 2018, then post our reviews.  You can join in and read with us — either 1, 2, 3 or all 4 weeks! The goal is to revisit an old favorite, connect with new bloggers, and share the love we have for this fantastic author. Voting in the pools was held from 3/1 thru 3/14, and the results are in for which books we will read in April:

  • The Secret Adversary (Other) – Read By 4/6, Post Review on 4/7 (Week 1)
  • Peril at End House (Poirot) – Read By 4/13, Post Review on 4/14 (Week 2)
  • The Body in the Library (Re-Read) – Read By 4/20, Post Review on 4/21 (Week 3)
  • Murder at the Vicarage (Marple) – Read By 4/27, Post Review on 4/28 (Week 4)

If you’re interested, please respond below in the comments with which weeks or books you want to read. I will create a separate page for each one and list all the sites where you can find the reviews. You will post the review on your site, and I’ll link it from that page so everyone can see them!

Please share with your followers so we have even more participation. Thanks!


Below is the structure and guidelines of the April Agatha Christie Readathon:

  • In April 2018, we will read 4 books written by Agatha Christie.
  • We will follow a schedule (6 days to read, 1 day to post review):
    • We read the first book from Sun 4/1 thru Fri 4/6, then post reviews on Sat 4/7. It will be from a non-series book I haven’t read.
    • We read the second book from Sun 4/8 thru Fri 4/13, then post reviews on Sat 4/14. It will be a book from the Hercule Poirot series.
    • We read the third book from Sun 4/15 thru Fri 4/20, then post reviews on Sat 4/21. It will be a book I’ve already read but I will re-read another time.
    • We read the fourth book from Sun 4/22 thru Fri 4/27, then post reviews on Sat 4/28. It will be a book from the Miss Marple series.
  • You can read only one week, a few weeks, or all four weeks — your choice.
  • Reviews/Posts can be any format, but you will link back to my main page where I will then list all the blogs or websites who are participating so that everyone can find your reviews.



About Me & the “365 Daily Challenge”

I’m Jay, an author who lives in NYC. My debut novel, Watching Glass Shatter, can be purchased on Amazon @ I’ve always been a reader. And now I’m a daily blogger. I decided to start my own version of the “365 Daily Challenge” where since March 13, 2017, I’ve posted a characteristic either I currently embody or one I’d like to embody in the future. 365 days of reflection to discover who I am and what I want out of life.

The goal: Knowledge. Acceptance. Understanding. Optimization. Happiness. Help. For myself. For others. And if all else fails, humor. When I’m finished in one year, I hope to have more answers about the future and what I will do with the remainder of my life. All aspects to be considered. It’s not just about a career, hobbies, residence, activities, efforts, et al. It’s meant to be a comprehensive study and reflection from an ordinary man. Not a doctor. Not a therapist. Not a friend. Not an encyclopedia full of prior research. Just pure thought, a blogged journal with true honesty.

Join the fun and read a new post each day, or check out my book reviews, TV/Film reviews or favorite vacation spots. And feel free to like, rate, comment or take the poll for each post. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators.

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15 thoughts on “Agatha Christie Readathon – Book 3: The Body in the Library

    The Suspense Is Thrilling Me said:
    April 15, 2018 at 8:20 AM

    I’ve really enjoyed following your Agatha Christie posts! It’s encouraging me to continue on with her books I haven’t read yet.

    Liked by 3 people

      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      April 15, 2018 at 8:21 AM

      Thanks, Chelsea. We’re having a lot of fun with it. I forget how easy it is to devour one of them in 2 to 3 hours one afternoon. I might need to sneak one in a month on a go forward basis.

      Liked by 1 person

    kathyscottage said:
    April 15, 2018 at 9:05 AM

    The Body in the Library is a great choice. It’s one of my favorites! 🙂

    Liked by 2 people said:
    April 15, 2018 at 9:36 AM

    You’ve inspired me to read more Agatha Christie books, wish I had more time!

    Liked by 2 people

      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      April 15, 2018 at 10:17 AM

      I’m glad to help!!! Hope you find some time. I know how hard it is with so many good books.

      Liked by 1 person

    The Cozy Pages said:
    April 15, 2018 at 10:37 AM

    My goodness it’s week 3 already!

    Liked by 3 people

    scr4pl80 said:
    April 15, 2018 at 10:59 AM

    This month is going by too quickly.

    Liked by 2 people

    Gypsy Gray said:
    April 15, 2018 at 11:36 PM

    One of my favorite authors. Even re-reading, I somehow still find a way to be surprised at the end. Maybe I’ve read too many? Nah.

    Liked by 2 people

      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      April 16, 2018 at 7:27 AM

      Sometimes if I read too many mysteries in a row I figure it out, but always find something new. Totally agree.

      Liked by 1 person

    Yes! I love Body in the Library. Can’t wait to hear what you think.😊

    Liked by 2 people

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