I like that the blurbs of these books describe the first 2 chapters of the story, and neglect the rest of the plot. I don’t necessarily want to know who did it, but I would still like to know a bit more about what I am about to read. The blurb for The Sittaford Mystery … Continue reading Book Review. The Sittaford Mystery by Agatha Christie.
Sex, scandals, queers and neurotic women are all within the first chapter of A Caribbean Mystery, namely on the inside pages of the daily newspapers, with Miss Marple wondering how things had changed since she was a girl. Nothing really changes in that regard, does it? Rumours are created by one person, handed around and … Continue reading Book Review. A Caribbean Mystery by Agatha Christie.
‘Life is a kind of one-way track – just their own progress through it. Other people seem to them just like – like wall-paper in a room.’ She paused and then said. ‘I think Heather Badcock was that kind of person.’ the mirror crack’d from side to side: ‘the doom has come upon me.’ cried … Continue reading Book Review. The Mirror Crack’d From Side to Side by Agatha Christie.
Ooh I cracked who the murderer was in After the Funeral. Well, sort of. I did wonder why they were still around. I suspected almost every character in After the Funeral. At one stage - Maude, never the husband Timothy, Susan and even the old butler, Lanscombe. More Agatha Christie names Abernethie and Lansquenet. I … Continue reading Book Review. After the Funeral by Agatha Christie.
‘Less serious? Fiddlesticks!’ said Mrs McGillicuddy. ‘It was murder!’ ‘Yes, but who killed her, and why, and what happened to her body? Where is it now?’ ‘That’s the business of the police to find out.’ McGillicuddy, Eyelesbarrow, Crackenthorpe – I have no idea of the origins of these names, but they feel as if they … Continue reading Book Review. 4.50 from Paddington by Agatha Christie.