12/03/2001

The Thirteen Problems (by Agatha Christie)

After four of Agatha Christie's crime novels, and a short break reading something else, I thought I'd try a book of her short stories. So I started on 'The Thirteen Problems'.

They're actually inter-related short stories, where Miss Marple and some friends, sitting around chatting, decide to relate some past mysteries to each other, and attempt to solve them informally by deduction and intuition.

Every time, not surprisingly, the frail-looking elderly Miss Marple is spot on in her observations, always getting the correct answer due to her ability to observe and deduce.

They were all clever stories; it was an enjoyable collection.

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