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By A Customer
This review is from: Hercule Poirot's Christmas (Paperback)
The title of this book is rather misleading. As always, the plot is emphasized more than the setting or characters. And what a plot it is! This story is one of Christie's most brilliantly constructed. The physical clues tie in deftly and flawlessly with the psychological ones. Christie leaves more than enough hints toward the murderer's identity, but she does so in such a subtle and deceptive manner that the reader is inevitably fooled once again! The solution is electrifying, the characters are better-developed than usual, and although the author does rely a bit too heavily upon coincidence, the flaws of the novel do not detract from the enjoyability or credibility of this novel. A solid puzzle plot.