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The Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie
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Aug 09, 2009

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Always fun to re-read one of the classics. Intereting that in this early book, which predates the first Miss Marple book, Christie introduces another detective character from the village of St. Mary Mead. Unlike Miss Marple, she is young, but also listens much the same way Miss Marple does. Perhaps an early attempt at another detective that eventually becomes Marple. Of course, reading Christie now one can see the clues a bit more pointedly and thus is not that surprised at the ending - in this case, it's not very difficult to figure out who done it, just how and why and what the clues actually mean. Also, Christie holds back much important information that Poirot receives, which does feel a little like cheating. In the end, not a very believeable crime and not one of Miss Christie's best.

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