I joined Goodreads to review this book. I had read every one of Christie's books in younger days. I still love cozy mysteries as well as pychological dark ones. But I needed to say that in this book, Christie reveals her personal ideas and life more than any other. There is a character in the book who I think Christie patterned after her personal life. There is an unattractive woman who is married to a very charming man and everyone feels sorry for the husband whose wife is a jealous unhappy woman but Ms.Marple says she is sorry for the wife because some men marry woman they don't love for the wrong reasons like feeling sorry for them or thinking they are the right person to marry and the womans suffers more than the man. He stays and not because of the chldren.
I won't give away the plot but this book touches on feminist issues, and ideaas about women that are far beyond the author's time. I see why it is her last book. It is not to tie up Ms. Marple but because the issues are so radical for her time. The mystery itself is very provative and the characters as always timeless and interesting. I wish I had Ms Marple in my life or Ms Christie because she was a wise woman. Now, I am old enough to appreciate the subtle points that I couldn't in my 20's A must read for Christie fans.