May 2020-November 2021: 19 months with Hercule Poirot

In 2017, I listened to all of Sherlock Holmes, and found it a very satisfying experience.
So I seized the opportunity of the 100th anniversary of the publication of The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot #1), to start this new project of listening to all of Hercule Poirot novels and short stories collections, in chronological order of publication.

May 2020-November 2021: 19 months with Hercule Poirot

That was a total of 43 books that took me 19 months.
Mystery is a great genre for audiobooks, so I decided to go that route.
Here are a few notes about my experience.

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2017: my year with Sherlock Holmes

  The Complete Sherlock Holmes  a-curious-collection-of-dates The Sherlock Holmes Book

2017: my year with Sherlock Holmes

As part of the Classics Club, I had decided to read The Hound of the Baskervilles. Well, as I usually tend not to do things halfway, lol, I thought I might as well read all the works about Sherlock Holmes. I actually ended up LISTENING to them, as my experience is that most mysteries are actually much better as audiobooks. Thanks to my library, I was able to listen on Hoopla to all the novels and short stories narrated by the amazing Simon Prebble.
I decided to listen to them in their order of publication.

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My kind of mystery 2015 Reading Challenge


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Here’s How It Works

Between Feb 1, 2015 and February 1, 2016, I will try to read between 21-30 mysteries, that’s the Hidden Doorways level. I hope to read a lot by Louise Penny, among others.

  1. Cognac Conspiracies, by Alaux and Balen
  2. The Bullet, by Mary Louise Kelly
  3. Floats the Dark Shadow, by Yves Fey
  4. The Figaro Murders, by Laura Lebow
  5. Mayhem in Margaux, by Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noel Balen
  6. The Third Rule of Ten, by Gay Hendricks
  7. The Fourth Rule of Ten, by Gay Hendricks
  8. The Collector, by Anne-Laure Thiéblemont
  9. The Bookseller, by Mark Pryor
  10. Montmartre Mysteries, by Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noel Balen
  11. The Crypt Thief, by Mark Pryor
  12. The Woman in White
  13. Cover Her Face, by P.D. James
  14. A Fatal Grace, by Louise Penny