2008: 203. Hallowe’en Party

“Mrs Ariadne Oliver had gone with the friend with whom she was staying, Judith Butler, to help with the preparations for a child’s party which was to take place that same evening.”

Hallowe’en Party, Agatha Christie

And this one is later, lesser Christie.  While some of her later books are pretty good (Nemesis, Elephants Can Remember), others (like this one) are sort of drifty and vague, with plots that aren’t really that tightly pulled together, such that you don’t really care who committed the murder, or are even sure what exactly happened.  So as much as I love Mrs. Oliver and adore Poirot, the book didn’t do too much for me.  Plus, the victim is a young girl, and even though they emphasize that she was unlikeable, that is pretty depressing.  Not one of her best.

Date/Place Completed: 12/04/08; D.C.

Categories:  Fiction, Re-Read, Agatha Christie Project

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