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  • Posted April 14, 2010

    A Nice Twist on the Locked-Roo Mystery

    What is often enjoyable about Christie novels is how willing she is to make her job difficult. She can make tricky situations--"And Then There Were None" is a particularly stellar example--that the normal author could never write his or her way out of, and then finesse a unforseen, yet perfect resolution.

    This book is no exception; the victim is murdered in a locked room that contains four others, all four of whom are suspected by the victim to have "killed before." He is alive at the beginning of the evening of bridge playing, and dead at the end--stabbed by one of these four people. The extra twist is that there are four more guests, in another room--four "detectives:" Hercule Poiret, Ariadne Oliver (Christie's semi-autobiographical character,) Superintendent Battle (star of several of Christie's lesser-known mysteries,) and Colonel Race, a not-very-much-sketched-out secret service-type who appears mostly to bring the detective total up to four--one for each suspected murderer.

    It's another enjoyable book, and the ending is satisfying, with a good journey to get there, but the constant switching back and forth as to who is stated as the killer gets a little tiresome, with particularly egergious examples near the end. The almost purely "little grey cells" nature of this detecting, with Poirot finding the killer based mainly on the way the bridge game was played, is excellent, so if you prefer the more-logical side of Christie's book, this is a must-read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2009

    Different from most Poirot mysteries.

    This is a great Agatha Christie novel, as usual. The characters are in their regular eccentric form, Poirot is his arrogant Belgian self, but there is one difference from the norm. The crime that is committed doesn't have as many tangible clues as you would usually see. It's much more psychological. Maybe not my favorite by Christie, but still an interesting read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2002

    Killer Strikes During Card Game!!

    Dago Shaitana has a very interesting hoby. He collects people who have gotten away with murder and he invites Poirot to come and meet them.He arrives and finds Mrs.Oliver,Superintendent Battle, and Colonel Race have also been invited.If you notice Shaitana has invited four sleuths and four murders. During a card the sleuths and murders go into different rooms to play cards. Shaitana sits in the room where the murders are playing and by the end of the evening he is dead, murdered.Shaitana's dangerous hoby has finnally cought up with him but which of card players killed him? The answer may lie in the position of the cards on the table.

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