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The Secret of Chimneys Library Binding – Large Print, February 1, 2013
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And even the people who you think you know aren’t themselves. “Interesting, though,” they are, as Agatha Christie adds parenthetically: “After all, that was what one came abroad for---to see all these peculiar things one read about in books.” And yes, this is a very readable book, but when the enigma code of who is who and who did what to whom is revealed the reader is left with an open mouth, having been blindsided by just about everything that just passed by way of “an explanation.”
Herein Colonel Melrose asks of Superintendent Battle: “What do you think?”
To which Battle responds: “I don’t know what to think. And that’s a very disturbing state of mind.”
I suppose that this mystery is a bit akin to ‘Murder on the Orient Express,’ but in that story the reader is immediately encouraged to be suspicious of everyone. In the Secret of Chimneys, it is the opposite, however. And the ending of The Secret of Chimneys isn’t appreciated as aha, that was interesting. Rather, it is more akin to “OK, well, that was that, then. Book finished. What Christie book shall I read next?