Sunday, September 28, 2014

Dead Man's Folly by Agatha Christie

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Dead Man's Folly
by Agatha Christie

ISBN-13: 9780425174739
Mass Market Paperback:
240 pages
Publisher: Berkley
Released: May 1, 2000

Source: Borrowed from the library.

Book Description, Modified from Back Cover:
A garden party on the picturesque estate of Nasse House is interrupted by tragedy - a young Girl Guide, who was supposed to be playing the victim in a murder hunt designed by crime novelist Ariadne Oliver, is found really, truly dead. Then the hostess, the simple-minded Lady Hattie Stubbs, vanishes without a trace. Could there be a connection between the two events? Luckily the great Belgian detective Hercule Poirot is on hand to investigate, but there is far more to these occurrences than meets the eye.

My Review:
Dead Man's Folly is a historical mystery set in 1956 in England (though it was a contemporary mystery when it was written). This mystery was so complicated that even Hercule Poirot couldn't sort out all the clues into their proper places until the end.

It was a clue-based puzzle mystery. I did identify which bits of information were important and I had some ideas about what each clue could mean, but none of my guesses were exactly right. Still, it's possible that someone with a creative imagination could guess it. The characters were interesting, and it was kind of fun to see Poirot unable to see how things fit together even if it meant that I had that trouble, too.

There was no sex or bad language. I'd recommend this mystery to fans of Agatha Christie's novels.

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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