Publish date: August 18th 2003
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Mystery Thriller
, Murder Mystery
Well I admit I like the cover of this book. Some of the Christie covers by HarperCollins have been pretty great. Other than that, this was a pretty average mystery novel.The character of Poirot has descended into even more pompousness if possible. After a young woman comes to Poirot saying that she ...
As the next to the next to the next to the last Poirot, there is only mediocrity in this 35th novel entry into the fussy Belgian detective's canon. Christie is clearly recycling plots - this one has elements of Taken at the Flood and Lord Edgware Dies - while making rather unsuccessful attempts to r...
Du coin de l'œil, Mrs Oliver remarqua que Poirot lui adressait de grands signes.- Un instant, chérie... C'est le boulanger - Poirot eut un haut-le-corps offusqué - Ne quittez pas !Elle abandonna le combiné et se précipita vers le détective qui eut un mouvement de recul instinctif.- Qu'est-ce qu'il y...
Agatha Christie writing about the swinging sixties is awkward at best.
Lovely quick read. Mildly entertaining, page turner and easy read. Yes, Agatha Christie has some time biases (and she is certainly not a feminist), but her books are fun and quick and work to fill 24 hours. This particular novel was a bit repetitive (did Poirot really need to go through all his tho...
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