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Appointment with Death by Agatha Christie
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Read from September 22 to 24, 2011

Feels like Dame Agatha was experimenting with new techniques, namely, how long will the readers wait before letting Hercule come in and solve the story? And of course, a little like Murder on the Orient Express, it's a murder that no one really wants solved. Yet, enter he does, and solves the crime using the techniques of the mind--although he admits he lacks proof. Come to think of it, I don't think he referred to "the little grey cells," alas. While not her best, I nonetheless enjoy the Egyptian setting, the awful dynamics of a very dysfunctional family, and her twist. She blends some "love-at-first-sight" romance here as well, which is perhaps a little eye-rolling.
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