Now there were rumours of revolvers, flick-knives, and blood stains. But, without hard evidence, it would take all Poirot's tenacity to establish whether the third girl was guilty, innocent - or insane.
©1966 Agatha Christie Limited, a Chorion Company. All rights reserved; (P)2002 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London, UK
"First Class Christie." (Sunday Telegraph)
"Mesmerising ingenuity." (Financial Times)
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"A clever plot ...."
Christie at her best I think. It really made me think. The narrative is lovely really bringing Hercule and Mrs Oliver to life.
A comfortable and relaxing tale with a delicious splash of violence.
"3rd Girl "
Excellent fantastic intriguing what can I say.
At first it was a bit confusing but Agatha Christie did a great job of sorting out the confusion.
It's definitely a book you can keep reading.
"Not a classic"
Some lovely descriptions of Ariadne and Poirot, but a silly story line. Not one of Agatha Christie's best crime novels.
"Another cracking 1960s whodunit by Agatha Christie"
Agatha Christie wrote her stories from the 1920s through to the 1970s - hard to imagine when so many of the television adaptations are permanently set in the thirties or Fifties! Many of her stories written and set in the 1960s give a lot of local colour as well as be good stories. Ok. So there are always a few 'far-fetched' elements (including wigs - I'll say no more) but all in all a cracking story and once again excellently narrated by Hugh Fraser.
"Not third rate!"
Among the Agatha Christie novels I would rate it high.
I enjoyed this story because of the detail that went with setting up the murders and the complexity of uncovering who committed them.
I have listened to many of Hugh Fraser's excellent performances and found this narration just as good as his others.
"Great later Christie"
murder, insanity, sixties
The pale horse - similar period with settings in London.
Hugh Fraser does Ariadne Oliver very well.
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