Postern of Fate
Publish date: 2008-03-03
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Mystery Thriller
, Murder Mystery
Postern of Fate was Dame Agatha's last book. And knowing this, made reading the book rather sad. Not only because it is the last book she wrote but also because she seemed to have written it in a way to emphasize that this truly was Tommy and Tuppence Beresford's last hurrah. So, we have Tommy and...
This book is very nice once you stop regarding it as a murder mystery. I'm happy to agree it's more muddled than mysterious, but the quality of writing is still very good. The believable and enjoyable atmosphere, dialogues and relationships - that's what is so sweet here.
I'm a huge fan of Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. Tommy and Tuppence, not so much. I feel bad giving such a low rating to Agatha Christie's last book but there's no other way around it. A large portion of the book is dialogues between Tommy and Tuppence. For most of the book I felt I was intruding i...
Read my full review here: http://cineastesbookshelf.blogspot.com/2010/08/classic-review-postern-of-fate-by.html
This was the only other Tommy & Tuppence novel available from my high school library, and in those pre-internet days I never became aware that Christie had actually written a few others featuring one of my favorite detecting duos. In this book, Tommy & Tuppence have long since retired from spy-catch...