Comments: 12
Moonlight Reader 2 weeks ago
Assuming that this is a reread? I'm excited to see your review...
BrokenTune 2 weeks ago
It is a re-read but I read this so long ago that my memory of the story is essentially mixed with the tv adaptation. So, I am exciting to re-read (or listen to) the original again. Btw - Hugh Fraser's narration of Aunt Ada is hilarious.
I love that Tommy is only going there to meet old friends ...
BrokenTune 2 weeks ago
...and "play International Espionage at Hush Hush Manor". Tuppence has cracked me up so far.
Tuppence is up to her old self in this one -- foolhardy ventures and risks galore included. And quick, acid tongue of course. :)
BrokenTune 2 weeks ago
And I had to giggle at the amnesia bit.
So did I, but I was also REALLY glad Christie kept it to a brief interlude. I can't stand entire books built on the premise of the hero having lost his memory ... only to dramatically recover it as part of the final wind-up (looking at you, "Traitor's Purse").
BrokenTune 2 weeks ago
I'm not keen on plots built on that particular device either, but I do get a giggle out of Christie using it, knowing full well that she is teasing quite a few of her fans.
... and / or making fun of a secret fear of her own, if there is anything to the Alzheimer thing? (Which, if true, can't possibly have gone unnoticed by Christie herself from some point onwards ...)
BrokenTune 2 weeks ago
Very true!
BrokenTune 2 weeks ago
Btw, is there any kind of mystery plot that Christie left out of this book?
Snort. :) Hmmm ...

And yet, the core story is based on real events!