Blogging A-Z Challenge 2017, Mysteries & Thrillers, Short Stories

Blogging From A-Z Challenge – P

I’m taking part in the Blogging From A-Z Challenge April 2017 with the theme of books. I’ll be blogging about books on my Goodreads shelf that I’ve read or want to read.




Today’s letter is P and the book I’ve chosen is Parker Pyne Investigates by Agatha Christie. I must confess that I’m not a fan of Agatha Christie’s books, but I do love it when they are dramatised. You may find it surprising therefore that I enjoyed this book of her short stories featuring Mr. Parker Pyne. They are fun and lighter reading which is probably why I prefer them to her other books.

Here’s the Goodreads blurb:

13622129“‘Are you happy? If not, consult Mr Parker Pyne, 17 Richmond Street. ‘ The above advert has appeared on countless occasions in the the personal column of The Times, courtesy of the hero of Agatha Christie’s numerous, romantically-inclined mysteries.

Plump and bald, Christopher Pyne (although he is always referred to as J Parker Pyne) is a retired civil servant. Having worked as a government employee for 35 years, during which time he tirelessly compiled statistics, Pyne decides to set himself up as a ‘heart specialist’.

Renting a London office and hiring the ferociously efficient Miss Felicity Lemon (who would go on to work for Mr Hercule Poirot!), Pyne sets about solving marital and romantic problems with the help of some extraordinary role-playing…”


What do you think of my choice for the letter P?

What would you have chosen?


4 thoughts on “Blogging From A-Z Challenge – P”

  1. I’ve not read any Agatha Christie. Watched a lot on TV though 🙂 For P I choose Peppermint Park, by Stephanie Harte. It’s mostly set in a hippie commune, so unlike anything I’ve read before. A mix of fun, intriguing and emotional with a variety of interesting characters 🙂

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