Author of the Month is a new feature that I am starting on A Million Kindle Books. I have thought about this for a while, but was not sure of the exact format this should be in. Since I feature mostly Kindle books, it follows that a lot are written by budding new authors and many are self published. While I enjoy doing that and am amazed at the variety and quality of content I have come across since I started this blog, I do miss reading my old favorites.
Old Favorites are the books I grew up reading, and still read whenever I am in need of a close friend or feeling nostalgic. Yes, this is something only a book lover or inveterate lover can understand. Some might say that a book cannot replace the warm hug you would get from a live person, but it actually gives us book fanatics much more. And hey, who says we are leaving the person out?
I want to feature and interview new authors on my blog too, but I think there should be a way to differentiate between the two? I am going ahead with Author of the Month where I plan to showcase well known best selling authors such as Agatha Christie, Jeffery Archer, Jane Austen, John Grisham, Frederick Forsyth, P G Wodehouse, Nora Roberts, Danielle Steel etc. As you can see, not all of these are posthumous authors.
Agatha Christie is the first one I have chosen because she is the best, and no one can replace her at least in my opinion. The sheer number of books she wrote is mind boggling, at times when it must not have been easy to do so. I will try to review as many of her books as I can in this month, in addition to the regular reviews of new books. Hopefully, one will not take a toll on the other.
Introducing Agatha Christie
The title of this paragraph is facetious because who hasn’t heard of Agatha Christie? Awarded the prestigious Dame of British Empire, she was born in the 19th century and had a long innings until 1976. She wrote over 60 detective or mystery novels, short story anthologies and also six romance novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott.
Agatha was born in a upper class Devon family and created those great literary characters, Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. Her books have been made into plays, films and TV series.
More details can be found at her Wikipedia page.
One of the real life mysteries in Agatha Christie’s life is her supposed disappearance in 1926. A massive search effort was launched and she was eventually found at a hotel after 10 days. A modern day novel I reviewed – Christietown – uses this as a backdrop very skilfully.
Best Selling Books by Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie’s prowess as an author lay in leaving the reader guessing until the end. The culprit turned out to be someone very unlikely. Hercule Poirot with his ‘little grey cells’, Miss Marple with her ‘oh dear’, Tommy and Tuppence with their bonhomie, all lent something special to her books.
Some of my favorite books are given below, and I am going to try to review at least some of them this month.
…..and so on and so forth.
Agatha Christie is loved by millions across the world, and her books have been translated into many languages and are being reprinted as we speak.
This is a humble tribute to this great author, and a fitting choice for International Women’s Day!