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By Far The Most Eerie An Macabre Christie....,
By A Customer
This review is from: By the Pricking of My Thumbs (Tommy & Tuppence Chronology) (Paperback)
Once again Agatha Christie has brought back her amteur detectives, Tommy and Tuppence Beresford, on a haunting case that has shone in the middle of her 72 novels. While visiting an aunt in a nursing home, Tuppence meets an eccentric old lady, who utters the phrase: "Was it your poor child?" This simple line sends Tommy and Tuppence on a new adventure, and become entangled in murders long forgotten. One inters\esting thing I picked up was, in the Agatha Christie "Sleeping Murder" there is a breif part of the book that involves a nursing home, where an old lady says "Was it your poor child?" The same happens in "The Pale Horse". Must be just one of those things.... Anyway, this is a must read for any Christie fan, but I wouldn't recommend starting out on this one (Even though I did!), it is set in the sixties, has a different kind of murder to the more common Christie, and is altogether quite unlike any other christie. A Great book, Five stars.
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