The Sittaford Mystery
A seance in a snowbound Dartmoor house predicts a grisly murder! In a remote house in the middle of Dartmoor, six shadowy figures huddle around a small table for a seance. Tension rises as the spirits spell out a chilling message: 'Captain Trevelyan! dead! murder.' Is this black magic or simply a... show more
A seance in a snowbound Dartmoor house predicts a grisly murder! In a remote house in the middle of Dartmoor, six shadowy figures huddle around a small table for a seance. Tension rises as the spirits spell out a chilling message: 'Captain Trevelyan! dead! murder.' Is this black magic or simply a macabre joke? The only way to be certain is to locate Captain Trevelyan. Unfortunately, his home is six miles away and, with snow drifts blocking the roads, someone will have to make the journey on foot!
Publish date: 2003
Publisher: Planet Three Publishing
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Mystery Thriller
, Murder Mystery
It's weird for me to dislike Christie books, but this one did nothing for me. It was a struggle to finish. I think the main issue was that I just found the why behind who murdered an eccentric and misogynistic man (Captain Trevelyan) to be boring due to one of the main character we follow through mo...
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...