Publish date: 27 marca 1995
Publisher: Prószyński i S-ka
Pages no: 192
Edition language: Polski
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Mystery Thriller
, Murder Mystery
Between this and The Secret of Chimneys, I’m starting to get the impression that Christie was on a crusade to single-handedly take down the “policemen in detective novels are stupid” trope. Once again, we have a murder mystery where the police are competent and on top of things and aren’t completely...
I didn't quite finish this one before falling asleep last night, so I grabbed it and finished it this morning. This is one of Christie's true standalones - one of those books containing none of her recurring characters. No Poirot or Marple, but also no Colonel Race, no Inspector Japp or Ariadne Ol...
Not cricket, Dame Agatha! The story was enjoyable enough, but it was unsolvable by a reader because Agatha Christie withheld information until the denouement. She usually plays more fairly, and her stories are usually more cleverly spun!
Książki Królowej Kryminału, choć przeczytałam dopiero dwie, polubiłam i nawet doszłam do wniosku, że autorka zdecydowanie stanie się jedną z moich ulubionych. Nie potrafiłam sobie wyobrazić wyjazdu bez książki pani Christie, bo kto uratowałby mnie w deszczowy dzień? Traf chciał, że akurat zobaczyłam...
"Major Burnaby drew on his gum boots, buttoned his overcoat collar round his neck, took from a shelf near the door a hurricane lantern, and cautiously opened the front door of his little bungalow and peered out." I love this opening paragraph. It sets the scene for one of my favourite cozy mysteri...
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