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This review is from: Towards Zero (The Christie Collection) (Paperback)
This book has been described as one of Dame Agatha';s best, but I am still a big fan of "The ABC Murders and "Murder is Easy". I found it very easy to read and it was nice to meet someone other that Hercule Poirot, Jane Marple or the Beresfords, the astute Superintendant Battle.
Unfortunately there was a page missing from my copy quite near the beginning so I had to obtain another elsewhere - that is how much I was enjoying it.
Classic Christie; Elderly invalid is murdered in isolated country house on the clifftop. No shortage or red herrings and gay young things, jolly good sporting types and colonials. I will give no more of the plot and spoil it for the reader.
A useful observation from Dame Agatha is that murder is not the start of a mystery, but the culmination of a motive. Does that make sense? That is the thread which runs through this enjoyable book.
Certainly it is amongst her best written works, but I was rather disappointed in the ending. I felt is was rather rushed.