Agatha Christie Message Board
Abraham Tefera posts on 4/8/2011 7:59:20 AM
What are the theme(the central idea) of a novel of ordeal by Innocence?
Nivin posts on 9/26/2010 6:25:29 AM
I just read "The Body in the Library" by agatha.. The twist is a nice one which i missed in the reading.. you feel this is a nice book only once you have had done till the end.. just for the suspense, I mean, like any cliche detective stories..
I have some doubts on that ..
* Josie is the one who drugged the vi ctim (Ruby) and she carries her down the staircase to the car... but it is already mentioned she has a cramp on her leg which even denies her to do the dancing.. still she managed to carry the girl down the stairs.. how come.. ?
(Did I miss something here...? I didn't see any thing saying her cramp was some thing made up..)
* what is the actual need of interchanging the two dead bodies.. ? was that some kind of unwanted plan..? whats the use.. even if they did not swap the bodies.. still this could have worked out properly...
Jason posts on 4/17/2010 8:40:39 AM
I just read "Taken at the Flood". Did anyone here read it? The end didn't make sense to me.
Why did Jeremy Cloude get someone to try to pass himself off as Robert Underhay? He didn't know that the girl wasn't really a maid. If the girl was really Rosaleen, his plot wouldn've backfired, simply embarrasing him.
Remember that it was never stated, even at the end, that anyone other than David knew that she wasn't Rosaleen.
But even if you ignore that discrepancy and allow that Jeremy knew that the girl wasn't Rosaleen, WHY should Jeremy settle for just 10,000 pounds by blackmail? He could have gotten perhaps a million pounds from his share of the capital by exposing that she wasn't Rosaleen. Why wait 40+ years for the 26-year-old maid to die (when he is likely die well before that) to receive his share of the capital? It doesn't make sense.
The other decision of Agatha's that I didn't like was to throw suspicion for "Arden's" murder on "Rosaleen". Even though it turned out to be false, the fact that anyone, especially Poirot of all people, believed it was possible was foolish. Sure, mystery writers need to throw suspicion on as many characters as possible to keep us guessing, but it should at least be remotely plausible! "Underhay" was a very-tough giant of a man, and "Rosaleen" was a very timid, very frail little girl.
Overall, though, I thought the book was well-written and enjoyable. Or I wouldn't be bothered to post this:)
Ed Cash posts on 1/10/2010 4:36:44 PM
The review of "Poirot Loses a Client" says he's "Caucasian/American." Wrong. He's Belgian, living in England, afterserving as a Gendarme (Don't know how he got to France.)
samantha posts on 12/27/2009 7:44:52 PM
My favorite is and then there were none
molly posts on 11/25/2009 7:36:11 PM
I am trying to decide if I should re-read "And then there were none," or read "The murder of Roger Ackroid" for the first time.
Anonymous posts on 11/5/2009 10:34:51 PM
A.B.C. Murders by Agatha Christie is an amazing book!!!!!!!!!
Tyler davis posts on 8/28/2009 12:03:29 PM
This book was amazing I hope to see miss blacklock again
cynthia posts on 6/30/2009 9:26:42 PM
This is for Anonymous who is asking in the book, Evil Under the Sun, who murdered Arlena Marshall - you will know when you read chapter twelve! Happy murderous reading!
Polly posts on 6/25/2009 9:48:45 PM
In which Agatha Christy mystery does Miss Marple (I think) give advice to someone about whether a couple are compatible and will make a good marriage? It was things to do with habits--does she like the window open when she sleeps? Etc.
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