07/05/2001

Third Girl (by Agatha Christie)

Yet another crime novel by the prolific Agatha Christie. I read this one aloud to my teenage sons.

In 'Third Girl', Hercule Poirot appears as a rather pompous man, less amusing than he is in some of the other books featuring this Belgian detective. We rather thought this particular story would have worked better with Miss Marple.

The plot involves a girl who thinks she might have committed a murder, but isn't sure. Slightly odd premise, leading to a fast-paced book which moves rapidly around the country from place to place. Enjoyable, on the whole.

The ending was a surprise to us all!

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