Saturday, September 16, 2017

Agatha Christie Graphic Novels

Kerry Hammond collects all things Agatha Christie. She’s here today to tell us about a new book collection she’s started.

I own at least one copy of everything Agatha Christie has ever written. I even collect foreign language printings of her books, which look great on my bookshelf and serve as souvenirs of my travels. I recently came across another set of books relating to her stories, graphic novels.

There are over 20 graphic novel adaptations of Christie’s mysteries. The first in my collection is an adaptation by Francois Riviere of the book Murder in Mesopotamia, a story featuring Hercule Poirot, Christie’s Belgian detective. My copy was published by Harper (an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers) in 2008.

The books are wonderfully illustrated; Murder in Mesopotamia is illustrated by Chandre and I love the depiction of Poirot. The story, although shortened, is true to the original mystery. These graphic novels are a new and fun way to enjoy Christie’s work.

1 comment:

  1. I have six graphic novels from the set shown, but had no idea that there are 20 Christie graphic novels. Does Kerry have a list? The search is ON!