Sunday, August 31, 2014

Peril at the End House by Agatha Christie

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Peril at the End House
by Agatha Christie

ISBN-13: 9780007119301
Paperback: 287 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins
Released: 1932; 2001

Source: Borrowed from the local library.

Book Description from Amazon:
A young woman who has recently survived a series of very close calls appears to be the target of a dedicated killer—and it’s up to Hercule Poirot to save her life.

My Review:
Peril at the End House is a historical mystery set in 1932 in England (though it was a contemporary mystery when it was written). There were plenty of clues, and it was a clue-based mystery. I fairly quickly caught on to whodunit and even why and how--which is unusual for a Poirot novel. All the clues were there (unlike some Poirot novels where a hidden clue is pulled out at the last moment). There were other strong possibilities, so I don't think the answer was obvious, but I was surprised to get it so completely right for once.

There was no sex and no bad language. Overall, I'd recommend this novel to those who enjoy puzzle-mysteries and Christie fans.

If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.

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