Nothing is more satisfying than reading an Agatha Christie novel for the first time. The breathless pursuit of every detail; the close observation of every nuance and the gradual acquaintance with all the characters makes you a part of the storyline . And this complete involvement of the reader, is the essential ingredient to the brilliance of her works. We move with Mrs. Bantry from the library to the village, follow Miss Marple all around the village; and become the passive member of their worlds, so that we are equally shocked and delighted with the denouement .
DCATE , is a favorite of mine. The plot is a spine chiller not so much for the action as for the psychological revelations. The act of murder and the victim is predictable; what makes it so eerie is … (View Post)
Sad Cypress is a sensitive and informed novel. The suspense is definitely very good; but this novel has a poignancy that goes beyond murder and detection. The main characters are caught in a welter … (View Post)
SPOILERS ! ! This is one of Agatha Christie's best novels. There is evil, and then there is evil. And the evil in this story is terrifying because of its guise of normalcy. The reader is not prepare… (View Post)
The fear factor is one of the best literary devices used in this novel. Right from the outset there is a sense of impending doom. The murder does not come as a bolt from the blue. AC creates a backdr… (View Post)
To continue with Stuart's point of view, we are once again shown how very well acquainted Miss Marple is with evil. She does not believe in denial of evil .In fact there is something that her nephew … (View Post)