By the Pricking of My Thumbs
An old woman in a nursing home speaks of a child buried behind the fireplace...When Tommy and Tuppence visited an elderly aunt in her gothic nursing home, they thought nothing of her mistrust of the doctors; after all, Ada was a very difficult old lady. But when Mrs Lockett mentioned a poisoned... show more
An old woman in a nursing home speaks of a child buried behind the fireplace...When Tommy and Tuppence visited an elderly aunt in her gothic nursing home, they thought nothing of her mistrust of the doctors; after all, Ada was a very difficult old lady. But when Mrs Lockett mentioned a poisoned mushroom stew and Mrs Lancaster talked about 'something behind the fireplace', Tommy and Tuppence found themselves caught up in an unexpected adventure involving possible black magic...
Publish date: 2001
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Mystery Thriller
, Cozy Mystery
Series: Tommy and Tuppence (#4)
I just like those two. The crime story was a little weaker than most of Christie's in my opinion, but still good. Also in my edition were some annoying typos (mrs instead of mr).
Masterful Agatha Christie classic. A Tommy and Tuppence mystery in which the intrepid Tuppence takes center stage. Subtle, multi-layered mystery that shows all of Dame Agatha's plotting and character creation skills. One of my all time favorites. The usual witty and pleasant banter between Tommy...
6/10 - DOBRA Całkiem ciekawe, ale w ogóle mnie nie zaskoczyła. Pierwsza spotkanie z książką Christie zakończyło się na całkiem przyjemnym wrażeniu. Biorę się za następne historie.
Wow that doll face is creepy! At the time I never guessed the significance of it to the story but I should have realised that with Christie, every little detail plays a part. This was my first introduction to Tommy and Tuppence, who I have stumbled upon quite a few years later (according to the book...
I really should read more Agatha Christie! This is the second book I've read and she's so far not disappointing me. In this case though, I listened to the audio book, and loved it. Samantha Bond's narration was very enjoyable, and suiting to be read as the main characters were predominantly Briti...