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The Secret of Chimneys - Agatha Christie
The Secret of Chimneys
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The combined forces of Scotland Yard and the French Surete can do no better than go in circles - until the final murder at Chimneys, the great country estate that yields up an amazing secret. This new "signature edition" is the first to feature Superintendent Battle and "Bundle" Brent. show more
The combined forces of Scotland Yard and the French Surete can do no better than go in circles - until the final murder at Chimneys, the great country estate that yields up an amazing secret. This new "signature edition" is the first to feature Superintendent Battle and "Bundle" Brent.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780007122585 (0007122586)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
Series: Superintendent Battle (#1)
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Darth Pony
Darth Pony rated it
4.0 The Secret of Chimneys
This is one of Christie’s earlier works, first published in 1925. It’s got pretty much everything: blackmail, a missing diamond, political intrigue, master criminals, secret passages, murder, kidnapping—everything. The plot is convoluted, ridiculous, and some threads are left dangling. It’s also utt...
Lillelara
Lillelara rated it
3.5 The Secret of Chimneys
I really enjoyed reading The Secret of Chimneys, eventhough the plot is incredibly convoluted and the racism, expecially in the beginning of the book, is staggering. There are political intrigues, killed monarchs, a mysterious manuscript, a jewel thief mastermind, international affairs and the big c...
Moonlight Madness
Moonlight Madness rated it
4.0 The Secret of Chimneys by Agatha Christie
You’ve already had the chance to read Obsidian’s thoughts on this Agatha Christie mystery. As she was reading, it was pretty clear to me that she wasn’t loving it, which caused me to try to reach back into my past to the first time I read this book. Because this is one of my favorite Agatha Christ...
Obsidian Black Plague
Obsidian Black Plague rated it
3.0 Glad to be Done
I can honestly say that I will probably never re-read this book in the future. It was honestly a trial to get through. The first 50 or so pages made no sense and then things get a bit smoother when Superintendent Battle arrives on the scene. But honestly, he is not even needed in this story since on...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
1.5 The Secret of Chimneys
I got thoroughly lost in this one, and not the sort of lost that is enjoyable. Published in 1925, this is one of the early ones of Christie's stories and includes political intrigue, jewel theft, blackmail, and the odd obligatory murder. There are several issues with the plot, which is so thick...
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