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A PLEASANT MYSTERY,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Mirror Crack'd (Mass Market Paperback)This Christie mystery is really more simple and pleasant than some. The motive to the murder was legitimate and you feel almost sympathy with the murderer. The conclusion is summed up in a few words--nothing too complicated like One, Two, Buckle My Shoe or others. And you needn't feel confused or tied up in a tangle of evidence and clues--those are few and far between.
If you are a fan of the sinister or like your mysteries dark and complicated, this simply isn't your cup of tea. I have to admit, although I don't always like the simple, pleasant mysteries, that Christie knew what she was doing. Can you see Miss Marple chasing after a serial killer across continents wielding an assault rifle and going down in hand-to-hand combat? No, never. So Christie was wise and keeps her characters in their natural habitats doing realistic things. That way she knew her mysteries and her detectives would receive respect and credulity--quite important for the success of her books.