Agatha Christie is still considered the undisputed queen of crime.
Entertaining read, September 15, 2003 Reviewer: never-again from Himeji, Hyogo Japan I thought it was pretty good, much better than the Tuesday Night Club. The ending was not all that contrived and the characters interesting and developed. It was fairly easy to figure out the murderer(s). Maybe she made it easy to figure out the murders because she wanted to avoid a contrived ending, hmmm? I have only read two Christie books, however, so I am no expert. Her style is much more comprehensive than Conan Doyle's, however, whose stories seem sketch like.