Top positive review
on 2 February 2014
Agatha Chrisite has always seemed a bit underrated to me. Because her characters seem to lack, well.... character, she is apparently not a very good writer. But that is to fail to give her credit for clever plots, memorable detectives and some very, very inventive plots. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd amend the no know called And Then there were none were both ground breaking at the time.
This book recognises some of this inventiveness, but also casts light on many of Dame Agatha's other strengths. There are lots of fascinating snippets here. I learned a great deal about her. It does not purport to be either an autobiography or a critical appraisal, but as an account of her life and work it contains a lot of interesting and engaging material.
It is really very good.