When a number of leading scientists disappear without a trace, concern grows within the international intelligence community. And the one woman who appears to hold the key to the mystery is dying from injuries sustained in a plane crash.
Meanwhile, in a Casablanca hotel room, Hilary Craven prepares to take her own life. But her suicide attempt is about to be interrupted by a man who will offer her an altogether more thrilling way to die....
This title was previously published as So Many Steps to Death.
©1954 Agatha Christie Limited (P)2004 HarperCollins Publishers
Yes, because Agatha Christie never fails to deliver. But the story is quite cheesy and predictable at times.
Aristides! She could really portrait him as a Marvel villain.
It's a good book, but not your typical Agatha Christie. The story doesn't hold all that well and the villain is quite cartoonish. Several loose ends. But it must have something to it, because I had read it many years ago and I could still remember parts of it. I think the first time I read it I thought it was better.
I love Agatha Christie. Here I feel like the plot speeds up and slows down at the wrong moments... Or like she just tried to cram in the ending. Glad I heard it, but won't re-listen the way I do many of her other stories.
Slow start but plot sped up nicely after chapter 3. A definite read for any serious Agatha Christie fan! Enjoyed the book immensely.
I don't think that everyone would be interested in Agatha Christie. Her early works are her strongest, but she goes downhill in her later years.
The storyline wasn't too bad, but by the end, it was rather predictable.
She did a good job with the reading. I would listen to something else by her.
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