The Secret of Chimneys
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.
Publish date: 2001
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
Series: Superintendent Battle (#1)
This is maybe the fourth time I've read The Secret of Chimneys. It's not a top tier Christie - first of all, it really isn't a puzzle mystery. It straddles the line between straight mystery and thriller. The clues are obscure, sometimes to the point of impenetrability, Christie hasn't mastered eithe...
This took awhile for me to get into as there were so many characters that I had a bit of a hard time keeping them straight in my head. Once I managed to finally get a handle on who everyone was, I enjoyed it a lot more. My favorite characters were Anthony, Virginia, Bundle, and Lord Caterham. Hugh...
I must have had a pretty good day two years ago, because I gave this book a 3,5 star rating the first time around (you can read my review here). Back then I already had the impression that the plot is incredibly convoluted and now that I have relistened to the book on audio, only one word comes ...
(Original Review, 1981-01-10)By the time she died, few people probably remembered the casual Antisemitism of Agatha Christie's early books (try “The Secret of Chimneys”); the prejudice had ceased to be fashionable, and she'd stopped expressing it. Chesterton's antisemitism was deeper, and maybe he'd...
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...