Before I get started, I want to say thank you to the readers who shared their favorite Agatha Christie titles! From the comment thread on my Agatha Christie post, I chose my next book to read by her, Sleeping Murder, published in 1976. No worries if I didn’t pick your favorite title yet. I plan to read more of her work.
This was England at last and here she was, Gwenda Reed, young married woman of twenty-one, on her travels. Giles’s return to England was uncertain. He might follow her in a few weeks. It might be as long as six months. His suggestion had been that Gwenda should precede him to England and should look about for a suitable house.
Gwenda’s husband, Giles, does eventually join her in their home at Hillside. Meanwhile, Gwenda finds her new residence has a lot of familiarity to it and is causing her to be uneasy. As she’s walking down the stairs of her new home, she feels this unmistakable fear of terror come over her. Even the wallpaper is as she remembered with the bunches of scarlet poppies… It isn’t until she’s out with friends and at the close of a Jacobean drama, where she hears the words from a play that she nearly faints and runs out of the theatre. Continue reading