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Towards Zero by Agatha Christie
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Jan 13, 2010

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bookshelves: mystery, detective

I have never much cared for this Agatha Christie country-house murder mystery. The pacing of Towards Zero is slow, the red herrings and clues laid on with a trowel, and the characters are disagreeable or dull.

All the standard props are there: alibis based on timing, family tensions, and memories from the past. In the end, the culprit is unsurprising and the method of resolution forced.

Apparently, this failed as a play. The scriptwriters were blamed, but I suspect the greater problem was the lack of substance in the story.

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