Friday, June 25, 2010

Mansfield Park: Conservatory

Hercule Poirot is in the Conservatory and has taken each person aside for questioning. At present he speaks with Mr Green.

Lady Giada sits nervously on a bench while fanning herself.

Sullivan McPig starts sniffing all the flowers in the conservatory - at least the ones he can reach.

And you, you inspect the variegated roses as you await your turn with M. Poirot.

Out of the corner of your eye you spy: a knife sticking out of the dirt in one of the planter boxes

Things to note about Poirot:
--> Poirot operates as a fairly conventional, clue-based detective, depending on logic, which is represented in his vocabulary by two common phrases: his use of "the little grey cells" and "order and method".

--> Poirot's methods focus on getting people to talk.

--> Poirot is also willing to appear more foreign or vain than he really is in an effort to make people underestimate him.

M. Poirot quits Mr Green and beckons the next person.

Poirot discovered that...
Mr. Green's family is made up of shysters. His dad is a low down thief and his mom tells fortunes wherever and whenever she can. Guess what: she’s not a psychic. Mr. Green found a calling in spirituality. This means he sets up traveling tents and asks people to give him money, which is for the less fortunate people and that means the money is for him. During his travels, “Reverend” Green met and had certain dealings with Mr. Boddy. Did Mr. Boddy have something on the Reverend? -Mr Green bio


Coming Soon on TV or online:
Hercule Poirot
on the Masterpiece Mystery!
Three all-new episodes - details here
July 11, 2010 - Murder on the Orient Express
July 18, 2010 - Third Girl
July 25, 2010 - Appointment with Death

*** Poirot Book Giveaway ***

Murder on the Orient Express
by Agatha Christie

Open to all.

Offer ends: July 31, 2010

TO DO: during dinner event
Spread the word - refer a friend, blog, tweet, facebook, etc about the Mansfield Park dinner event. Tell me in comments what you did along with your email.

-->now that the dinner is done, i shall require something different for post-dinner entries

TO DO: post-dinner event
Comment below with your email and tell me a MYSTERY book (title and author) you've read recently.

Contest has ended - winner is here



* image source Poirot

~ Mansfield Park schedule ~


  1. Surely Mr. Green is a shady man.
    Someone is sneaking away! Miss Scarlett? I better go and take a look...

  2. Nothing wrong with sniffing flowers! I like flowers.

  3. This is one heck-of-a good contest... I just loved the film adaption to this one, and would love to read the book!

    I tweeted;

    Added to my Facebook Fan Page;


  4. tweet

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  5. Ooh a mystery!I'm in!

    Here's my tweet:

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  6. I tweeted


  7. I LOVE Poirot mysteries! :-D

    I tweeted:

    posted on Facebook:

    and display the event button on my blog:

    stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

  8. Over the few days I have finished four mystery books by John Dickson Carr (The Blind Barber, To Wake the Dead, The Crooked Hinge, and The Case of the Constant Suicides) all of which were awesome. His writing reminds me of Agatha Christie's.

    hauntingorchid (at) aol (dot) com

  9. I Love Agatha Christie. I read this book over 35 yrs ago. I had to giveaway all of my Christie books (over 30 I think) when I divorced as No where to put all the books I had. Over 1100 were given to the local Friends of the Library in 1986. I do miss my special books..
    Would love to win this one. Pls enter me in the drawing.

    misskallie2000 Win at
    less than 5 seconds ago via web

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

  10. I've been reading the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy by Stieg Larsson, it's awesome.


  11. i read seneca falls inheritance, a historical mystery set in 1848 new york....and it was very good - i'll probably continue the series! :)

    k_sunshine1977 at yahoo dot com

  12. It's been awhile since I read a mystery. The last one I read was The Girl on Legare Street by Karen White.


  13. I've recently read the Complete Sherlock Holmes stories for the 3rd time. I can't get enough of Holmes and Watson solving me some crimes. ;)



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