2007: 28. Murder in Three Acts

“Mr. Satterwaithe sat on the terrace of Crow’s Nest and watched his host, Sir Charles Cartwright, climbing up the past from the sea.”

Murder in Three Acts, Agatha Christie

As you can see, this is also known as the Three Act Tragedy - I couldn’t find a picture of a copy with the title as I know it.  In this book a harmless clergyman drops dead at a cocktail party thrown by the famous actor, Sir Charles Cartwright.  Cartwright, along with his friends Mr. Satterwaithe, the lovely young Lady Hermione “Egg” Lytton-Gore, and of course, the indomitable Hercule Poirot set across to solve the mystery of who would ever want to harm the Reverend Stephen Babbington.

One thing I love about these books is all the house parties.  People are always all caught together in some fabulous setting, having cocktails, and gossiping, dressing for dinner, and, oh right, being murdered.  Too marvelous.  

As you can see, I have read all these books before, and, as such, can read about one an hour - I came home from work on March 12 exhausted and on death’s door, and promptly set myself up on the couch with a blanket, a cup of tea and a stack of Christie, which was just what the doctor ordered.  Nothing like a 1930’s murder to perk up your spirits!


Recommended for:  Dramatic types; people who suspect that cocktails are dangerous.


Date/Place Completed: 3/12/07; D.C.

Categories:  Fiction; Re-Read; Agatha Christie Project

© Carrie Dunsmore 2017