Happy New Year, fellow readers! We are off to our 11th year of reviewing books with the January selection of Murder on the Orient Express, by Agatha Christie. If you haven't read it yet you still have time: it's a pretty fast read. This novel, featuring the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, was first published in the United Kingdom in 1934.Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller was born in 1890 in southwest England (her father was an American!). She married aviator Archie Christie in 1914 and started writing detective novels during the First World War. Highlights in her life include the birth of her daughter Rosalind in 1919; a mysterious disappearance; her divorce from Archie; her trip on the Orient Express; her second marriage in 1930 to the much younger Max Mallowan, an archaeologist, in Edinburgh. She died in 1976.Book club meets January 20 at 10 am at the Riverton Village Library. All are welcome to attend! For further information please contact the library.