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3.0 out of 5 stars Ultimately disappointing, 17 Sept. 2008
This review is from: The Sittaford Mystery (Agatha Christie Signature Edition) (Paperback)
Although the initial premise was intriguing, with the murder being revealed by a seance, I found that the book did not build on this. Instead the characters dismissed it as an unimportant clue i.e. one of the people at the seance must be the murderer. The plot seemed confused, and nothing much seemed to happen. It was blatantly obvious who the murderer was throughout the entire book. None of the characters were especially likeable, and the relationships and explnanations were unrealistic and somewhat far-fetched. That said though, its difficult not to get caught up in a Christie mystery. I give it 3 stars for the few chuckles it gave me, and because it was better than the last few books I've read. I would recommend A Secret Adversary, The Seven Dials Mystery or Death on the Nile to first time readers, give this one a miss, unless you've read most of her other books.
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