Author: Agatha Christie Release Date: 19 September’ 1933 Series: Hercule Poirot Genre: Mystery | Crime Pages: 351 ISBN NO.: 978-0-00-728248-7 Publisher: Harper Collins Preceded by: Peril at End House (Hercule Poirot #8) Followed by: Murder On The Orient Express (Hercule Poirot #10)
Author: Agatha Christie Release Date: February 194 Series: Miss Marple Genre: Mystery Pages: 272 ISBN NO.: 978-0-00-729321-6 Publisher: Harper Collins Preceded by: The Thirteen problems (Miss Marple #2) Followed by: The Moving Finger (Miss Marple #4)
When the Bantrys wake to find the body of a beautiful, young stranger in their library. Dolly Bantry knows there’s only one person to call: her old friend Miss Marple.
Who was the young girl? What was she doing in the library? And is there a connection with another dead girl, whose charred remains are discovered in an abandoned quarry?
Miss Marple must solve the mystery, before tongues start to wag, and the murderer strikes again.
After reading 4:50 from Paddington, I was expecting much more from this one, but unfortunately it’s not as good as other Christie’s books. It was a quick read and I guess that was the only good thing about it. As I’m planning to read all the books in Miss Marple series, I really hope that the rest of the books are better than this one.
Personally I won’t recommend it to anyone. This book is definitely not for me!You can read this review at Goodreads.
Opening Line: Mrs. Bantry was dreaming.
Highlights: It was a quick read.
Low-lights: The story itself!
Memorable Paragraph: None.
Final Thoughts: Not for me!
Author: Agatha Christie Release Date: 6 November' 1939 Genre: Mystery Pages: 317 ISBN NO.: 978-0-00-728231-9 Publisher: Harper Collins
Ten people, each with something to hide and something to fear, are invited to a lonely mansion on Indian Island by a host who fails to appear but leaves a recording accusing all of undetected murder. Cut off by his orders, one by one each die according to a nursery rhyme Ten Little Indians. A confession in a bottle solves how nobody remains alive.
Personally, I loved the book! It was simple and mysterious. Kept me guessing all the time, but somehow if you use your brains in the first few pages you’ll recognise the killer easy enough (I did), but what blows the mind is that, the person you guessed as the killer gets murdered quite soon!
That’s the real catching point for me because in the end its revealed that he was’t dead at that time and was the last one to die.
I liked the fact that Mr. Wargrave’s killing spree was triggered by the fact that there are various situations where the suspect gets away very easily even after being guilty.
I loved it and will suggest it to those who love mysteries and also to those who like short books that can be read in a day or two.
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Opening Page: Ten Little Soldier Boys’ Poem.
Highlights: Undoubtedly, the suspense!
Low-lights: 2-3 points were left unexplained.
Memorable Paragraph: The Poem itself!
Final Thoughts: A good and light read.