High-flying mystery and suspense via Christie and Poirot!
fun ride but she's done better, January 10, 2003 Reviewer: JR from New York Aggie starts off the story with a bang (a memorable, highly charged murder location) then sort of finishes it off with some rather silly, almost implausible resolutions to back it up. Only the very astute reader could possibley figure out "who dun it", but at least, you won't be bored. This reminded me of her later work The Clocks, which also had an effective beginning and got even more complicated than it needed to by the time it was over. To make up for its flaws, Christie does, however, put characters together you really wouldn't think would get together. She always was brilliant playing with audience expectations. PS: Even if you can't see the killer before Poirot does, you may pick up on a few clues in the same clever way, so the story isn't a total bust.