Happy Birthday to Mary Stewart!

Born this day in 1916, author of fabulous gothic suspense, and two of my favorite books, “The Ivy Tree” and “Touch Not the Cat.”

Happy Birthday Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie, my favorite author ever, was born on this day in 1890.  I’ve read every single one of her books (including those written under the Mary Westmacott nom de plume), but my favorites are the stories featuring Jane Marple.   Ms. Christie was initially unsuccessful in her attempts at publication.  In 1920 The Bodley Head published her Poirot novel The …