this is my 172nd review of a forgotten or seldom read book
Being in the mood for a classic British Mystery, I turned to La Grande Dame herself, Agatha Christie.
This one features four crime solvers, at least in a sense, with Adrian Oliver, detective story writer, plus Colonel Race, Inspector Battle and Hercule Poirot. Four people were playing bridge in a room where the only other person in that room is murdered. Which of the four bridge players is the killer?
Inspector Battle, being of Scotland Yard, takes over the case, but the others are included in the process of separating the three innocent (of this murder, at least) suspects from the guilty one.
Finding the killer is no easy task, and as is so often the case, requires searching into the past for the clue needed to solve the crime in the present.
I thought I knew who did it, then was wrong, then thought I knew again…that’s how it goes with Christie books. I enjoyed this one a lot and if you’re thinking of reading a Christie this would be a good one to pick.