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What is the connection among a failed suicideattempt, a wrongful accusation oftheft against a schoolgirl, and the romantic lifeof a famous tennis player?
To the casual observer, apparently nothing.But when a house party gathers at Gull’s Point,the seaside home of an elderly widow, earlierevents come to a dramatic head. As SuperintendentBattle discovers, it is all part of a carefullylaid plan—for murder.
The nature of the plot was intriguing, as well as the characters that were involved.
The idea of what "Toward Zero" means keeps the pace moving very quickly, like a ticking clock, running out of time to the end of the book.
Agatha Christie was at the top of her form in the 1940's and this novel first published in 1944 could very well be her very best.
satisfying, clever plot nicely woven together - I read it once and enjoying a second reading - recommendPublished 1 day ago by Brook
Inspector Battle isn't nearly a favorite Christie detective of mine. I have a soft spot in my heart for the little Belgian, Hercule Poirot, and that grand dame of country life,... Read morePublished 4 days ago by CC Thomas
I loved this book a very clever mystery with believable characters. It shows that a good agatha Christie book doesn't have to rely on Poirot or miss marplePublished 26 days ago by Mrs Helen Gorman
Another great Agatha Christie novel. Read as several different persons and events lead you toward zero...Published 4 months ago by sue griffith
The story was very well written and interesting. I'd recommend it to my friends.
Well worth the price that's charged.
Well written with a spider net of events that slowly but surely ends in the climax and solution of a multiarmed centre.Published 10 months ago by Inge Parish
I avoided reading this a long time because I associated the title with Christie's war spy novels, and have to really be in the mood for those. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Commenter77
It is definitely one of her best. She also turned it into a play which I'm planning to read as well.Published 11 months ago by Angela Emmans