A very clever plot, which I think is even better than And Then There Were None. I have longed to visit Egypt but this destination is evasive to me. Now with all the political upheavals it becomes even more out of the question.
I should have known I like Christie because her stories are just simply wonderful old-fashioned crime puzzles that make you turn the pages and sigh when everything's finished. There's not much action or focusing to the crime solver's personal life which is fantastic and in a lot of ways works better than the plots of formulaic contemporary crime novels. Also, the time in which the murders are set is part of the appeal to me. For a long time I've adored the tv movies because you could actually see the lovely costumes and the stories came to life. Now I'm really pleased to have finally decided to read the original books.
You might also want to try one of my favourite games, the Orient Express board game if you want to train your "grey brain cells" like Poirot....Continua