Discussion: The Mysterious Affair at Styles

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Our time with Poirot has drawn to a close, but this wouldn’t be CenterForLit without a rousing literary discussion before we lay this book aside! In this episode the crew geeks out about the artistic merits of detective fiction, Agatha Christie’s unique influence on the genre, and the surprising themes lurking beneath the surface of this pleasure read.

Referenced Works:

BiblioFiles #36: Mystery Fiction (and Branagh’s Murder on the Orient Express)

Murder on the Orient Express, Curtain, and The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

Encyclopedia Brown by Donald J. Sobol

The Mary Westmacott Novels

Discussion: Great Expectations Ch. 51-59

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We’ve finally made it to the very end of our Great Expectations journey! In this last discussion we look back on Pip’s development, relish his relationship to Joe, and discuss why Dickens’ editor had him change Pip’s ending with Estella. And, if you wait until the end of the episode, you won’t want to miss the announcement of what our next Radio Read Along title will be!