jeudi 19 avril 2018

Incipits: Christie, The Disappearance of Mr Davenheim (1923)



Poirot and I were expecting our old friend Inspector Japp of Scotland Yard to tea.


Agatha CHRISTIE, The Disappearance of Mr Davenheim (1923).


jeudi 12 avril 2018

Incipits: Christie, The King of Clubs (1923)



'Truth,' I observed, laying aside the Daily Newsmonger, 'is stranger than fiction!'


Agatha CHRISTIE, The King of Clubs (1923).


jeudi 5 avril 2018

Incipits: Christie, The Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan (1923)



'Poirot,' I said, 'a change of air would do you good.'.


Agatha CHRISTIE, The Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan (1923).


jeudi 29 mars 2018

Incipits: Christie, The Affair at the Victory Ball (1923)



Pure chance led my friend Hercule Poirot, formerly chief of the Belgian force, to be connected with the Styles Case.


Agatha CHRISTIE, The Affair at the Victory Ball (1923).


jeudi 22 mars 2018

Hugo, L'Art d'être grand-père (1877)



Solitude ! silence ! oh ! le désert me tente.
(I - A Guernesey, I - L'exilé insatisfait)


Victor Hugo, L'Art d'être grand-père (1877).


jeudi 15 mars 2018

Incipits: Christie, They Do It With Mirrors (1952)



Mrs Van Rydock moved a little back from the mirror and sighed.


Agatha CHRISTIE, They Do It With Mirrors (1952).


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