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An Unexpectedly Creepy Murder Mystery,
This review is from: The Pale Horse (Mass Market Paperback)
A priest is murdered immediately after hearing a dying woman's confession--and investigators soon discover a list of names concealed in his shoe. The people on that list all have something very, very unpleasant in common: they are dead.
From this beginning, Agatha Christie weaves an unusual tale that mixes murder-for-hire and black magic in a most unexpected way. The result is a novel with a good vs. evil edge so powerful that many readers will find it more than a little creepy. THE PALE HORSE is also memorable for its unusual characterizations, most particularly in the opposing figures of Mrs. Dane-Calthrop, a vicar's wife who fights on the side of angels, and Thyzra Grey, a woman who claims to possess dangerous mystical powers. As usual, Christie works her story toward a surprising conclusion--but on this occasion she offers a few shudders as well. Unique in the Christie cannon and strongly recommended.