Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Seven Dials Mystery by Agatha Christie

I first heard about this book from Sarah's blog, A Library is a Hospital for the mind, and was imidiatly intrigued. It only took about a week for my public library to get it (interloans are a wonderful thing!) and I began reading it at once. It did not take me long to read bcause I was so intent on figuring out who the murderur was.

Let me tell you, this mystery took a couple of unexpected turns! Several times throughout the story I stared in shock as to what had just happned, but the most unexpected turn was at the end. I cannot tell you how dissapointed I was in our little murderer...
Sir Oswald and LAdy Coote hold a weekend gettogether at a mansion they are renting. Gerry Wade dies one of the nights, and a few people present think he was murdered. No one wants to believe it, but it soon becomes evient. Lady Eileen (known to close friends as'Bundle') gets caught up in the whole mess because the get-to-gether was held at her and her father's house, and she soon decides she want to figure out what happened. The motivation for this decision partly came from an accident she had... anyway, she soon finds out about this Seven Dials Club, and that they may have something to do with this murder, and one or two other murders. She makes some risky decisions, learns many clues, and everything becomes clear on the last couple of pages.Can you figure everything out before she does?

3 comments:

Noel De Vries said...

I heart Agatha.

You should see if your library has the BBC's Miss Marple DVDs ... the Joan Hickson versions, mind. Delish.

Sarah M. said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I too was disappointed to find out the murderer was who they were... But still a great story.

Marie DeVries said...

I'll have to check it out, Noel. Thanks!

Sarah, when I read who the murderer was, I think I stared at the page for a full 60 seconds at /least/ with my jaw in my lap. I could not believe it!