Monday, July 15, 2013

Why Didn't They Ask Evans? - Agatha Christie

Vintage Christie always has its appeal; the syntax is so utterly upper class British that even in translations you can hear their typical expressions shine through.

Here, the detective has been replaced by an alluring young countess, whose aristocratic background, interestingly, opens up doors, gives access to people's homes and places her as everyone's confidante.

A very classic murder plot, and certainly not one of Christie's best, but a most charming trifle, indeed.

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