Blurb: The site of the house cslled The Towers had once been known as Gipsy's Acre. When it was sold Michael Rogers went to the auction, though he hadn't any money. His dream was of a new house on the old site, to be built by his brilliant young architect friend.
It was at Gipsy's Acre that Michael first saw the girl he was to marry; the account of Michael's courting of Ellie, their growing attraction to each other, is the starting point of the drama that begins and ends at Gipsy's Acre.
The story ends in the revelation of a monsterous crime, complete with all the paraphernalia that had been required to effect it.
A new novel by Agatha Christie is always a momentous event in the calendar of crime novel publishing. In this doom-laden story, different in kind of form from the experiences of Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, all the author's great gifts of subtlety and interpretation are on full display. Here, from the master of crime story-telling, is something new and different - something extraordinarilt exciting.
Thoughts: Still not quite sure how I feel about this book. I almost feel let down by how the story unfolded. The book is incredibly similar to "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd", in that Christie re-uses a plot device in this novel too. I feel cheated at who the culprit was, but was not surprised when I began the second to last chapter, as a lot of unusual behaviour was explained. Would only recommend for die-hard Christie fans, otherwise a bit of a let down.
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