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Als Tommy und Tuppence Beresford ihre Tante Ada im Pflegeheim besuchen, scheinen einige Damen dort ein wenig wunderlich. Was soll man sonst denken, wenn Mrs. Lancaster von einer Kinderleiche spricht, die hinter dem Kamin verborgen sei? Aber drei Wochen später ist Tante Ada gestorben und in ihrem Zimmer hängt ein geheimnisvolles Bild, ein Geschenk von Mrs. Lancaster. Die BeAls Tommy und Tuppence Beresford ihre Tante Ada im Pflegeheim besuchen, scheinen einige Damen dort ein wenig wunderlich. Was soll man sonst denken, wenn Mrs. Lancaster von einer Kinderleiche spricht, die hinter dem Kamin verborgen sei? Aber drei Wochen später ist Tante Ada gestorben und in ihrem Zimmer hängt ein geheimnisvolles Bild, ein Geschenk von Mrs. Lancaster. Die Beresfords wollen wissen, was dahinter steckt. Und das wird gefährlich......

Title : Lauter reizende alte Damen
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Lauter reizende alte Damen Reviews

  • Laurel Young
    2019-04-27 00:11

    I'm going to go ahead and give this five stars, because it is fairly rare for Dame Agatha to go all-out creepy with her books and I'm amazed at how well she does it here! I read this book a very long time ago and never forgot the image of the old lady calmly saying that the milk is not poisoned TODAY and inquiring about the body walled up in the fireplace. Gave me shivers! So I had a sense of happy deja-vu when I read the first chapter and realized that this was *that* many of Christie's titles are interchangeable ("murderous" literary allusions) that I had no idea. The creepiness was back in full force on re-reading, and I had forgotten the twist that occurs in the denouement and was very startled and unnerved by it! So, five stars for atmosphere, but also for another reason: I love the way Tommy and Tuppence have aged in this novel. Unlike the perenially elderly Miss Marple and later-middle-aged Poirot, T&T age convincingly over the long span of Christie's career and it is a real pleasure to see that they are still devoted to each other and still fond of sleuthing. Christie portrays their marriage wonderfully; it is not overdone, just a portrait of a fond couple who are very "settled in" together and have mutual affection and respect. Very sweet. I also like that Albert is still with them and provides a bit of domestic comic relief.One more reason to admire this novel is the way that Christie sets herself a difficult challenge and lives up to it--rather like Nemesis, the mystery starts with almost no clues to go on, and the characters must think well outside the box to get on the right trail. Any decent mystery writer can start with a dead body and go from there, but only Christie could start with a harmless painting of a pretty house with something ever so slightly "off" about it and develop the plot in the fascinating way that she does here. Highly recommended.

  • Henry Avila
    2019-05-14 03:46

    Agatha Christie's leisurely murder mystery, begins in an old ladies home.Tommy Beresford is visiting his Aunt Ada, at Sunny Ridge. The spinster is 80 and still tough,she likes tormenting Tuppence the nephew's wife, who has come along.(Ada needs some fun in her sedentary life)Tuppence befriends Mrs.Lancaster ,an inmate. This woman ,who seems slightly confused,always talking about a dead child!Miss Packard, who runs this peaceful establishment, doesn't take Mrs. Lancaster seriously.Three weeks later Aunt Ada dies and Mrs.Lancaster is suddenly taken away ,from Sunny Ridge.Tommy inherits a painting from his aunt, originally owned by Mrs. Lancaster.Tuppence being a generous woman, insists on giving back the picture . Problem is ,Mrs. Beresford can't locate the lady.Unexplained deaths happens at Sunny Ridge.Dr.Murray, the nursing home's physician, asks Tommy for help.The trail eventually leads to a village, where child murders had occurred 20 years ago, in rural England .Many suspects are still around and a house considered haunted by the locals ,also.The surprise conclusion makes this a fun book, not counting all the killings!

  • Hannah
    2019-04-24 01:46

    This was an incredibly chilling mystery; I had the cover image and the creepy, insane mutterings of the killer burnt into my mind and preventing me from falling asleep. Scary.Agatha Christie has produced yet another brilliant mystery, one that is intense and possesses gripping tension throughout the entire novel as the detectives attempt to solve the puzzle. Tommy and Tuppence are back again, now very much advanced in age, but still as spirited as ever. The light romance between the two is very sweet, particularly considering their old-couple status.

  • Meave
    2019-05-13 23:51

    Oh Aggie, your mind really must have been going to have written this and considered it a complete novel. It doesn't make sense! It's terribly disappointing, especially because Tommy and Tuppence are usually so delightful. But in this mystery not only do they lack believable motivation for taking any action, they don't get to do much of anything together, and their chemistry is all wonky, which was the most depressing part.I'll take some of the blame for not understanding the plot, as I did fall asleep reading it maybe three times, but not much blame. I mean, there's intentional ambiguity, and then there's throwing in plot points at random and forcing the reader to make sense of something is straight-up nonsensical.

  • Jim
    2019-05-18 02:59

    The title comes from Shakespeare's Macbeth, "By the pricking of my thumbs,Something wicked this way comes". This is the first Tommy and Tuppence novel I have read but it won't be the last. Tommy and Tuppence Beresford visit Tommy’s Aunt Ada in a retirement home called Sunny Ridge. While Tommy is visiting with his Aunt, Tuppence goes to another room where she meets and has a conversation with another resident Mrs. Lancaster. Mrs. Lancaster unexpectedly says "Was it your poor child? There behind the fireplace". Three weeks later Aunt Ada dies of natural causes. Tommy and Tuppence return to Sunny Ridge to make arrangements for Aunt Ada's possessions and find that Mrs. Lancaster left suddenly and unexpectedly. Among Aunt Ada's possessions is a picture that Mrs. Lancaster had given her. The picture is of a house by a canal with a bridge. The painting reminds Tuppence of a house she had seen and liked.While Tommy is away for short trip so Tuppence decides to do some investigating to try and find the house in the painting. She finds the house near a small English village named Sutton Chancellor. The house is divided into two. The back part is occupied by a couple named Alice and Amos Perry. The front part has been unoccupied for years. The Perry's think that an actress or dancer used to live there. In Sutton Chancellor Tuppence also finds an elderly vicar, a talkative landlady at the B&B where she is staying, and Miss Bligh who seems to run the parish and most other things in the village.When Tommy returns from his business trip he finds that Tuppence is missing. She was supposed to have returned home the same day he did. He starts doing his own investigating. He finds the painting was done by an artist called Boscowan. The artist has died but Mrs. Boscowan tells him there is something "odd" about the painting. There is a boat on the bank of the canal that someone added. He also received a telephone call from the doctor at Sunny Ridge asking if they can meet. There is something he wants to discuss but not over the phone. One of the other residents recently died and an autopsy was done. The cause of death was an overdose of morphine. There are a couple of other deaths that the doctor thinks might be suspicious.There is a lot going on here. The sudden disappearance of Mrs. Lancaster, unexplained deaths at Sunny Ridge, unsolved murders of children years ago in Sutton Chancellor, a gang of thieves that used rented houses, a doll containing uncut diamonds. I thought the ending was terrific. A total surprise. I am going to have to check out the other Tommy and Tuppence novels. If you like Agatha Christie and haven't read this do so! If have never read an Agatha Christie novel there are many great ones to chose from. I don't think you would be disappointed in this one.

  • Medini
    2019-05-05 03:05

    A recipe for one of Agatha Christie's most creepy, atmospheric thrillers:A senile old lady's mysterious words.A sudden disappearance.An oil painting of a house which invokes an unexpected sense of déja vu.A dead body walled off behind a fireplace.A stuffed, glassy-eyed, broken doll.A string of unsolved child murders.A missing grave.A killer in a home for elderly ladies.A cache of precious stones.All these set in a picturesque setting, along with a sprinkling of gossipy middle aged villagers, shifty lawyers and secret drawers are stirred up to put forth an old fashioned mystery, that is spell-binding in its quaint peculiarity. It is not always blood and gore and drugs and open violence that make up a thriller.Sometimes, a quiet, slow paced story with a gradual build up can be just as eerie.A book extremely different from all the Agatha Christies that I've read, but highly recommended.

  • Bookworm
    2019-05-09 03:49

    I feel an explanation is required since really, I would have thought NO ONE could rate a Tommy and Tuppence one star, but there you have it. I'm just not into her mental-murder mysteries, and while I enjoyed 3/4 of it comfortably, by the fourth I was uncomfortable and the last two chapters were just ghastly. It was, to be brief, too much for me-I prefer a mystery with a detective who quietly goes about arranging clues in order and making observations, with a less psychotic murderer.

  • İlkim
    2019-05-07 00:41

    Yine çok iyi yazılmış, ürkütücü bir hikaye.

  • Summer
    2019-04-21 03:59

    I'm hovering in between a 4 and 5 star rating on this right now, so we'll just say 4.5 for now.Oh my goodness, Agatha Christie is brilliant! The only other book I've read by her is And Then There Were None, which I deeply enjoyed, too, but I actually kind of guessed the end of that one (like I wasn't 100% confident, but when it was revealed, I was like yeah, I should've run with that thought). This mystery was much more complicated, though, because there were red herrings all over the place and a lot more characters in the story that fell under suspicion, and the reveal just blew my mind! I didn't expect it at all!This book was also of a lighter nature than And Then There Were None. Tommy and Tuppence are just a cute married couple that find themselves in these precarious situations (haven't read any other Tommy & Tuppence novels, but I'm just assuming) due to Tuppence's curiosity.Anyway, highly recommend, and I'm very excited now to get to the rest of the Agatha Christie on my shelf!

  • Christine
    2019-04-25 23:48

    My goodness I loved this book. It is without a doubt this is my favorite Tommy and Tuppence story. It is brilliantly creepy and perfectly engaging. Tuppence gets caught up in a mystery that is about the old, the young, what time can do to a person, and how you never quite know if your perception of something is the right one. It has nothing to do with war (which I prefer as I'm not big on their wartime stories) and everything to do with the pasts of people you wouldn't think had things to hide. I have mentioned in other reviews that I prefer younger Tommy and Tuppence to older them, but this is the exception. Despite their "older age" they are both mentally spry and as on their game as in their earlier days. Tuppence continues to be possibly my favorite mystery-solver. It was the only book of theirs that I could have easily read in one sitting if I'd been lucky enough to have the time because it was a layered, exciting read where the ending wasn't obvious from the beginning and that made the conclusion even more menacing.

  • Deborah Ideiosepius
    2019-04-23 04:44

    Another off the Agatha Christie list as I continue my voyage of rediscovery, cruising down the long long river of books I read in my teens and have almost forgotten. 'Pricking of my Thumbs is, as GR says, #4 in the Tommy and Tuppence theme and as these were my very favourite of Christie's characters it was kind of a given that I was going to enjoy it. This one is set after WWII, so our heroes are middle aged now, with grown and married children but still with indomitable characters and Tuppence has every bit of the energy she used to create the young adventurers back in WWI. And, it is worth bearing in mind that Tommy and Tuppence were the main characters of Christie's that aged in a linear and believable fashion; Miss Marple was pretty much unchanged for almost all her entire (very extensive) career. Poirot was said to age, but in practice very little changed for him over the course of his novels until right at the end of Christie's career. Whereas Tommy and Tuppence, perhaps because they had so many fewer novels with written about them, with much wider gaps between stories aged and developed quite believably.In this story, the two visit Tommy's great aunt Ada, in a nursing home and as she is waiting for him Tuppence is asked the strangest question by one of the other residents, a question that leads to the pricking in her thumbs. A while later, aunt Ada dies of apparently natural causes, Tuppence hopes to have another word with the same resident she had encountered earlier but that lady has been taken out of the home by her relations, leaving only a painting that she had given to Ada. This leads, eventually into a long and futile search for the missing old lady, the house in the painting and sundry other suspicious events.... No spoilers.I enjoyed the writing and the characterisation of the main and secondary players of this story, the descriptions of back lands and tiny towns in the English countryside, I enjoyed the convoluted and many layered plot and how it unfolded.As a historic novel; published in the 60's which does not seem so very long ago, there are a few interesting and significant differences between the society described and the modern one. The main one that struck me is that, despite both Beresfords, Tommy AND Tuppence, having done sterling work for the various defense agencies and persons of England, in BOTH wars, now only Tommy is employed by whichever mysterious agencies which employ him. Nor even the very modern and feisty Tuppence remarks on the fact that she is given no such work, though she had an equal part in Tommy's adventures and successes. I thought that was quite interesting. The manner in which Christie writes about older people too, I suppose indicative of her own era, implies that old old people are at least slightly mad, just by virtue of being old and no one can expect them to be normal. Thank goodness for the revised attitudes of our day!Very enjoyable and curious novel, was very glad to read (or possibly re-read, I didn't actually remember it well) this great classic story.

  • Marika Oksa
    2019-05-07 22:54

    Puoleen väliin asti kirja oli puisevaa luettavaa, lopulta alkoi sentään hieman tapahtua. Englantilainen maaseutu kätki jälleen sisäänsä epäsuskottavuuden rajoilla häilyvän tapauksen... ei ollut murhamamman parhaimmistoa tämä tapaus.

  • Santiago
    2019-05-12 03:02

    Picture Tuppence sitting infront of a fireplace at Sunny Ridge, as Tommy is upstairs visiting his old aunt. Beside her sits an old and kind woman drinking hot milk. Then she asks Tuppence, lost in thought: 'Was it your poor child?'Tommy and Tuppence books are somewhat more of adventure than Poirot's and Mrs.Marple's. This one is great. They inherit a picture of a house from an old aunt of Tommy and Tuppence decides she has seen that house somewhere in England and goes looking for it. This crazy search leads her to a house with a dark past and strange present.'By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes'Agatha Christie always delivers and she has created two lovable chartacters in Tommy and Tuppence. I hope to read more from them in the future.

  • Lina Mouloudj
    2019-04-22 03:06

    sigh! i'm so disappointed..well, this is a summary about how did the "adventure" started:Tommy and Tuppence went to an old age home called Sunny Ridge to visit Tommy's ant, Ant Ada.. while Tommy was talking to his old ant, Tuppence sat with Mrs Lancaster who also resides at Sunny Ridge, suddenly Mrs Lancaster asked Tuppence "was it your poor child? there behind the fireplace", those words sticks in Tuppence's mind...after a few weeks And Ada died, so Tommy and Tuppence went to Sunny Ridge to get Ant Ada's belongings, which includes a desk and a painting of a lovely house by a river, that painting was a gift from Ms Lancaster to Ant Ada, Tommy liked the desk and decided to take it, while Tuppence felt that she saw the house in that painting somewhere, she wanted to take it, but first she thought that it would be better to ask Mrs Lancaster's permission because the painting belongs to her at the first place, but Miss Packard told her that a lady called Mrs Johnson took her back, BUT Tuppence fear that Mrs Lancaster has been kidnapped.Tommy went to a conference, so he was absent for a few days, so during that time Tuppence did her best to remember where did she saw that house at the painting..will Tuppence be able to find Mrs Lancaster and solve the mystery of the painting? well, THAT is the stupid rediculous reason that made Tuppence start investigating (without Tommy, poor old Tommy was very much the minor player)the ending wasn't only nonsense and boring but also completely wrong!well, i didn't read "Partners in Crime" and "Postern of Fate" yet, but i can list "By the Pricking of My Thumbs" as the weakest Tommy and Tuppence novel which is so disappointing for me, first because they are my favorite characters and second because "The Secret Adversary" was the first book i read of Agatha Christie, which i enjoyed lot...what bothers me (beside the nonsense story) is that Tommy and Tuppence used to investigate together, but here we see Tuppence doing it all alone, while Tommy just sat there worrying about her, had no idea where is she...i always enjoy a good Agatha Christie book, unfortunately "By the Pricking of My Thumbs" is not a good Agatha Christie.i read a good review of a reader who has a good advice about this book, so i'd like to quote him; "i would not advice anyone to read this novel, but if you still do, please keep in mind that Agatha Christie wrote some brilliant novels that cannot be compared to this debacle".

  • Greg
    2019-05-21 04:07

    I'm working my way through all of Dame Christie's works (she's my favorite author in a comfort book/food way) and thought I'd try one presented to us rather late in her career (the 1960s). Forty years after Christie first presented that dynamic spy duo, Tommy and Tuppence, to us in the 1920s, they are back at it, this time investigating a murder at a "home for old ladies." (Let's all just get it over with, roll our eyes at this sad cliché - two old detectives at an old folks home, which thankfully are now referred to as assisted living facilities - and get on with the review.) The solution involves a modified painting, smugglers, a child murderer, secret passages, questionable identities and perhaps every trope in this genre. To me, this novel was good enough for a one-sit reading: I'm visiting old friends and Christie is serving high tea (real tea, not Kerouac/Ginsberg tea, but that probably would have made this story/visit a bit more interesting). I recommend this only to those readers who are devoted to Agatha Christie: if this is the first Christie you read, it might be the only Christie you read and that's a shame. Dame Agatha is at the top of the "cozy murder mystery" genre when she visits a well-moneyed country house for a weekend of fun and games. But the further she strays from the fogged-in/creepy/guests-with-secrets sanctuary, the less effective are her works. Still, I have about forty more of her novels to go, and I'm going to read them all. Because when Chistie is great, no one else comes close.

  • Kavita
    2019-05-19 02:03

    Tommy and Tuppence pay a visit to Tommy's Aunt Ada at her old age home, and fall headlong into a superb mystery. I am a little surprised that this book is rated so low by AC fans. It is one of Christie's creepiest books and there are several heart-stopping scenes, and the book is worth reading for these alone. Admittedly, the plot is a little convoluted, but it is not fully unbelievable and the story unfolds in a decent manner. It does not confuse you, but I guess fans find it tough to reconcile with the lack of clues.My one issue with the book is more of an ethical issue than the quality of the writing. (view spoiler)[I find it loathsome that AC depicted a woman who became insane because she had an abortion and then went around killing children. (hide spoiler)] It's really stretching fact quite a bit. I knocked off one star for this, but I loved the rest of the book.Tommy and Tuppence make a wonderful pair, though this story was mostly Tuppence's show. But that was just even better! The characters were very nicely drawn and any of them could have been evil. (view spoiler)[My bet was on Ms Packard of the Sunny Ridge but alas, she turned out to be irrelevant! (hide spoiler)]Excellent mystery and a chilling read, this is one of AC's lesser known books. It is written in a different manner and is quite scary, but still good. Recommended.

  • Elsa
    2019-04-27 02:00

    I always enjoyed a good Agatha Christie’s book, unfortunately “by the pricking of my thumbs” is not a “good” Agatha Christie’s!The story is so weak! Tommy and Tuppence are not my favorite characters (that would be Poirot) but I already read some books about their adventures and they were quite good and interesting, but this…. is…I’ll have to say it even if it breaks my heart…. is a bad book!The reason they start to investigate is ridiculous (Tuppence meets an old lady in a nursing home, and decided to go and search the old Lady after being told that she was removed from the nursing home by her family), they found the clues by chance only, and, worst of all… there were no clues in the book that would lead the reader in the discovery of the criminal. I hate when that happen!!!Well, now I'll have to read a new Poirot's book to overcame this disillusion, my only problem is that, I don’t know if there’s any book about him that I haven’t read yet.

  • Chris
    2019-05-20 04:09

    Nothing give me more comfort than reading an Agatha Christie book while traveling. Not sure why, but she's been my go to for probably 20 years or more. And I was introduce to Tommy and Tuppence! I had no idea she had characters other than Poirot and Miss Marple!

  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    2019-05-08 02:48

    By the Pricking of My Thumbs (Tommy and Tuppence, #4)تو باغ، رزها باهم رقابت دارند، با بویی دلفریب و مست کنندها. شربیانی

  • Renee
    2019-05-04 04:02

    I always enjoyed Christie's Tommy and Tuppence novels. I do like how she has them age as time goes by and they are a little different in each book. Here they are around retirement age and are starting to feel a little older. It was a fun read, but I think there was maybe just a little too much added to the plot. (view spoiler)[ The organized crime sub-plot that was added didn't seem needed to me. I think the story flowed just as well if it wasn't there.(hide spoiler)] The ending did surprise me though, and the murderer was very creepy and chilling in the end. Very much enjoyed this one.

  • Diana Long
    2019-05-08 06:44

    A Tommy and Tuppence mystery where the reader now finds them in their 70's. For the majority of the book Tuppence is on her own when she decides to investigate a painting and clues left by an elderly aunt, a mystery going back many years but one she is determined to solve with dire consequences.

  • BookishSteph1
    2019-05-18 23:11

    3.5 stars

  • Patrick
    2019-05-08 23:58

    Mixed feelings at this time....need a few hours to think about this one. A very quick listen, narrator superb. Dark story line for sure but I do think that is the point with AC's storytelling.

  • Mansuriah Hassan
    2019-05-21 05:06

    This is the first Tommy and Tuppence series I have read but it definitely won't be the last. "By The Pricking Of My Thumbs" offers the sense of adventure, wit and charm from the main characters, husband and wife duo, Tommy Beresford and Tuppence Beresford. This novel possesses a chilling tone that intensifies as the story progresses. There are practically no dead bodies, only the shady disappearance of an old lady. The story finds Tuppence interested in a painting of a country house that is inherited from Tommy's aunt. Convinced that she has seen the original subject, she decides to track it down. When she does, she stumbles into stories of a series of unsolved child murders that occurred in the district many years before. The novel is filled with neat mixture of characters and the plot is very original, with an ending you will never be able to guess (trust me on this). The very nature of the ending comes as a great shock to me, as it's completely unexpected and terrific! The entire novel, in fact, carries an underlying tone of omnipresent evil, foreboding and fear, which serves to create a wonderful atmosphere. A definite must-read for any mystery fan, especially Agatha Christie fans!! I am going to check out the other Tommy and Tuppence series.

  • Amy
    2019-05-20 01:09

    Disclaimer: I tried to like it. It's Agatha Christie for goodness sake! I hope this is not representative of her other works. Maybe it's just me. Lots of people gave it four or five stars and said that it was "chilling". That said:WARNING: May cause marked drowsiness, confusion of thoughts due to mind-wandering, slight headache and a severe case of "get-on-with-it-already!"It started out promising. I enjoyed the obvious "Britishness" of it. The dialogue between Tommy and Tuppence was playful and smart. The set up of the story was interesting and I was looking forward to the mystery unfoldiing. Then I spent three days reading one freaking chapter! It was going nowhere. There were too many characters with too much gossip and I forgot who I was supposed to be keeping up with. Of course it didn't help that I could hardly stay awake through three or four pages. Like an old clunker on an open highway with a broken gas gauge, this story just ran out of gas. I had to just leave it by the side of the road.

  • Lucia
    2019-05-08 01:11

    I don't think this is a memorable novel by AC. I found the central idea good, but I did not quite  like  the plot. However, this mystery  is enjoyable thanks to Tommy and Tuppence. She gives us the most important help, that is "to tie up everything" and leave aside  the elements which are not relevant. A method dear to Poirot and Miss Marple. But they use reasoning and logic for their deductions, she doesn't. She uses intuition. Mrs Boscowan made the point asking: "Who's the one who got the imagination, you or your wife? You seem to have thought up a lot of things and to be rather in a state.."Tommy and Tuppence definitly make a perfect match and I love their dialogues.(view spoiler)["Where are we starting?" "I'm starting with you being coshed on the head," said Tommy.Tuppence considered a moment. "I  don't see really that that is a starting point. I mean, it's the last thing that happened, not the first.""It's the first in my mind," said Tommy ....(hide spoiler)]Amusing!

  • Faa
    2019-05-21 02:06

    Apart from Poirot and Miss Marple, Tommy and Tuppence are my other distraction from the real world. It is strange to read this book and realized they had grow old together. However, as vigilant as Miss Marple herself; both Tommy and Tuppence never show signs of old ages. They grow old together amazingly and their ability to discern ramblings, gossips and real mysteries was as sharp and witty as ever. When Tuppence left behind by Tommy who attended the league of old men, she found her footsteps again in criminal investigation and carried herself as far as she could to haunt for the real house by the canal. She found it nonetheless, as she also find a mystery to solve. In the end, two old detectives once again survived the perils of criminal minds and went on growing old together. Such a sweet couple.

  • Meriana
    2019-05-03 00:47

    3,5 stars bulatkan ke 3Tidak seburuk yg saya kira. In fact, saya malah dibuat ketawa-ketiwi-ngakak di akhir dan (terutama) awal cerita. Memang percakapan pasangan profesional tua yg kompak ini benar-benar mengena.Kalo di cerita t&t yg sebelumnya si Tommy yg kena gasak, sekarang si Tuppence. Kasihan juga sama si Tuppence sampe kayak begitu. Pinter bener AC-sensei dalam menentukan kondisi Tuppence >..<) Terus kondisi Tommy waktu Tuppence nggak pulang-pulang itu juga kasihan banget... Kayak Hachiko si dogee >,,< Tapi di sisi lain juga dibuat ngakak sama si ALbert dan pasukan chickeen'nya X'DUntuk endingnya yaaa, paslah. Meski menurut saya agak terlalu cepat dan prosesnya sedikit membingungkan. Padahal langkah-langkah mengungkap misterinya sudah bagus, lho :)

  • Chris
    2019-05-12 22:46

    Masterful Agatha Christie classic. A Tommy and Tuppence mystery in which the intrepid Tuppence takes center stage. Subtle, multi-layered mystery that shows all of Dame Agatha's plotting and character creation skills. One of my all time favorites. (view spoiler)[The usual witty and pleasant banter between Tommy and Tuppence and the overall cozy-type style gives way to a jaw dropping and chilling ending. I was blown away and wasn't even close to seeing this coming. (hide spoiler)]

  • Maureen
    2019-04-28 23:43

    Christie was in her late 70s when she wrote this and, after decades of spewing out books, had clearly stopped bothering. I'd never heard of the protagonists - Tuppence and Tommy - before and I'm not surprised why. This is half-hearted piffle, splodged together and peppered with the odd bit of reactionary nonsense directed at the modern world of 1968.