"It's only words, and words are all I have, to take your heart away." —Bee Gees
This novel contains all the elements of a fun mystery: a murder in a locked room, a knife from the back, a country house, a group of suspects — each of whom arouses suspicion one way or another, a cozy English village complete with gossiping busybodies, and an all-knowing detective. Just the type of light read I needed as a palate cleanser.
Apparently this was the novel that launched Christie into fame, and I could see why. I thought I knew where the story was going but I turned out be very wrong. Should've known not to trust anyone in a Christie novel! There are some issues with a few new facts which conveniently pop up at certain points, but overall another enjoyable work from the queen of crime.