Agatha Christie: By the Pricking of My Thumbs

Agatha Christie: By the Pricking of My ThumbsWow, another Christie detective duo I’d not been aware of: Tommy and Tuppance. Have I been living on the moon, or what? I like Tommy and Tuppance much better than Frankie and Freddie, but that could have something to do with my age. Tommy and Tuppance just felt as though they had more substance, and certainly they have more life experience. By the Pricking of My Thumbs is quite a bit darker than Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? What starts as a suspected elder abduction twists into a cold case of child murder. A case someone wants very much to remain cold. Christie twists the plot into multiple layers and doesn’t hold back on the wit or charm to temper the horror. It’s quite a good read. I’m looking forward to reading more of Tommy and Tuppance.

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