Jun 3, 2015
This work is more like some American 'whodunits' than the older, typical
Agatha Christie stories. She carries it off with a rapidly moving narrative,
lots of dialogue and the twists in plot for which she is famous. I found it a
very enjoyable page-turner. It just doesn't conform to the intricately woven
plots of some A.C. books, yet has its share of surprises.
Jul 28, 2011
After recently watching Masterpiece Mystery's version of Chimneys on PBS, I wanted to reread the book and enjoy it again. The telvised version was true to the book, and while the splendors of period costumes and home decor were done very well, the book triggers one own's imagination. The language is, as always, a treasure to read.
I enjoy Agatha Christie. On a 1 to 10 scale, 10 high, I would rank this as a 7.5.