A beautiful heiress is fatally poisoned in a West End restaurant! Six people sit down to dinner at a table laid for seven. In front of the empty place is a sprig of rosemary -- in solemn memory of Rosemary Barton who died at the same table exactly one year previously. No one present on that... show more
A beautiful heiress is fatally poisoned in a West End restaurant! Six people sit down to dinner at a table laid for seven. In front of the empty place is a sprig of rosemary -- in solemn memory of Rosemary Barton who died at the same table exactly one year previously. No one present on that fateful night would ever forget the woman's face, contorted beyond recognition -- or what they remembered about her astonishing life.
Publish date: 2002
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Mystery Thriller
, Murder Mystery
Series: Colonel Race (#4)
This was my first book for the 1944 club, hosted by Kaggsy at Kaggsy’s Bookish Ramblings and Simon at Stuck in a Book. 1944 was quite a year for Agatha Christie. She published Towards Zero and Sparkling Cyanide, as well as Death Comes As The End and Absent in the Spring under her romance nom de pl...
This is considered the fourth book in the Colonel Race, Agatha Christie mysteries. I of course am reading these books out of order. I already read "Cards on the Table" (5 stars) and "Death on the Nile (ditto 5 stars) so apparently my streak continues with Race and I gave "Sparkling Cyanide" 5 stars ...
Sparkling Cyanide is not one of my favorite Christies. I haven´t been particularly intrigued by the crime or the suspects and the first part of the book, a chapter for each of the suspects and an explanation for their possible motives to kill off Rosemary Barton, didn´t work for me. And Anthony Br...
Many years ago I spent many a pleasant hour reading my way through Agatha Christie’s work. I of course fell for her famous Belgian detective and her wily old lady who pitted their wits against a variety of corking criminals. Granted some of my memories of those stories have now merged with the TV ad...
It didn't take long to get completely absorbed in this one. And while I ended up being--at least partially--right about who the guilty party was (though completely and totally wrong about motive), Ms. Christie had me doubting myself pretty much right away. I also didn't realize this was the fourth...
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