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The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie
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Aug 13, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: mystery-cozy
Read from August 12 to 13, 2012

The pacing of this book is just awesome. It was non-stop, and just the right mix of Poirot-ness, Hastings perspectives, and the other investigators (most of them related to the murder victims.)

I just read The Alienist and was done with serial killers for awhile ... but wait! This Christie novel is about a serial killer, too. The killer has a unique MO: the first victim's name starts with 'A' and so does the town in which the murder takes place, the second victim's name starts with 'B' and so does the town in which that murder takes place, etc. Meanwhile, the serial killer is sending letters to Poirot before he kills his victim, and we know how much Poirot loves a challenge such as this.

Also, I give myself some props since I was almost right in my narrowing down of possible suspects. I was definitely headed in the right direction, and that's a first.

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08/13/2012 page 85
41.0% "The first half of the book has been non-stop great. Hope it keeps up."

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