[[ Audiobooks ]] By the Pricking of My ThumbsAuthor Agatha Christie – Papercuts.co

Oh Aggie, your mind really must have been going to have written this and considered it a complete novel It doesn t make sense It s terribly disappointing, especially because Tommy and Tuppence are usually so delightful But in this mystery not only do they lack believable motivation for taking any action, they don t get to do much of anything together, and their chemistry is all wonky, which was the most depressing part.I ll take some of the blame for not understanding the plot, as I did fall asleep reading it maybe three times, but not much blame I mean, there s intentional ambiguity, and then there s throwing in plot points at random and forcing the reader to make sense of something is straight up nonsensical. OK, so the Tommy Tuppence stories are not really among my favourite Christie books.And this particular story just left me bored I guess So, no than 2 stars, This is the first Tommy and Tuppence series I have read but it definitely won t be the last By The Pricking Of My Thumbs offers the sense of adventure, wit and charm from the main characters, husband and wife duo, Tommy Beresford and Tuppence Beresford This novel possesses a chilling tone that intensifies as the story progresses There are practically no dead bodies, only the shady disappearance of an old lady The story finds Tuppence interested in a painting of a country house that is inherited from Tommy s aunt Convinced that she has seen the original subject, she decides to track it down When she does, she stumbles into stories of a series of unsolved child murders that occurred in the district many years before The novel is filled with neat mixture of characters and the plot is very original, with an ending you will never be able to guess trust me on this The very nature of the ending comes as a great shock to me, as it is completely unexpected and terrific The entire novel, in fact, carries an underlying tone of omnipresent evil, foreboding and fear, which serves to create a wonderful atmosphere A definite must read for any mystery fan, especially Agatha Christie fans I am going to check out the other Tommy and Tuppence series. Bit of mess this one, there are many loose ends left hanging but i liked tommy and tuppence relationship. A este libro no he podido darle el progreso porque sencillamente no he estado mucho en casa que es de donde tengo conexi n pero Ha sido un maravilloso reencuentro con Agatha Christie Mallowan, nuevos personajes e investigadores, los esposos Beresford que son una delicia, tampoco sabes nunca qui n es el criminal como nos tiene acostumbrados la autora, una lectura llena de cosas por descubr r siempre con ese estilo muy ingl s, yo dir a con ese tono algo buc lico Me ha encantado Una lectura para pasar un buen rato. Agatha Christie s leisurely murder mystery, begins in an old ladies home.Tommy Beresford is visiting his Aunt Ada, at Sunny Ridge The spinster is 80 and still tough,she likes tormenting Tuppence the nephew s wife, who has come along Ada needs some fun in her sedentary life Tuppence befriends Mrs.Lancaster ,an inmate This woman ,who seems slightly confused,always talking about a dead child Miss Packard, who runs this peaceful establishment, doesn t take Mrs Lancaster seriously.Three weeks later Aunt Ada dies and Mrs.Lancaster is suddenly taken away ,from Sunny Ridge.Tommy inherits a painting from his aunt, originally owned by Mrs Lancaster.Tuppence being a generous woman, insists on giving back the picture Problem is ,Mrs Beresford can t locate the lady.Unexplained deaths happens at Sunny Ridge.Dr.Murray, the nursing home s physician, asks Tommy for help.The trail eventually leads to a village, where child murders had occurred 20 years ago, in rural England.Many suspects are still around and a house considered haunted by the locals ,also.The surprise conclusion makes this a fun book, not counting all the killings This book took me months to read I do not think I have ever struggled through an Agatha Christie novel the way I struggled through this one I picked it up and put it downpicked it up and put it downpicked it upBut that ending.Wow.Agatha Christie went creepy. It is wonderful I added another star for the twist I think I need to re read this one someday, just in one sitting Tuppence and her muddled brain and intuitive leaps really keeps things confusing though doesn t push the plot far Not my favorite Tommy and Tuppence Mystery, but what an ending This was an incredibly chilling mystery I had the cover image and the creepy, insane mutterings of the killer burnt into my mind and preventing me from falling asleep Scary.Agatha Christie has produced yet another brilliant mystery, one that is intense and possesses gripping tension throughout the entire novel as the detectives attempt to solve the puzzle Tommy and Tuppence are back again, now very much advanced in age, but still as spirited as ever The light romance between the two is very sweet, particularly considering their old couple status. I m going to go ahead and give this five stars, because it is fairly rare for Dame Agatha to go all out creepy with her books and I m amazed at how well she does it here I read this book a very long time ago and never forgot the image of the old lady calmly saying that the milk is not poisoned TODAY and inquiring about the body walled up in the fireplace Gave me shivers So I had a sense of happy deja vu when I read the first chapter and realized that this was that bookso many of Christie s titles are interchangeable murderous literary allusions that I had no idea The creepiness was back in full force on re reading, and I had forgotten the twist that occurs in the denouement and was very startled and unnerved by it So, five stars for atmosphere, but also for another reason I love the way Tommy and Tuppence have aged in this novel Unlike the perenially elderly Miss Marple and later middle aged Poirot, TT age convincingly over the long span of Christie s career and it is a real pleasure to see that they are still devoted to each other and still fond of sleuthing Christie portrays their marriage wonderfully it is not overdone, just a portrait of a fond couple who are very settled in together and have mutual affection and respect Very sweet I also like that Albert is still with them and provides a bit of domestic comic relief.One reason to admire this novel is the way that Christie sets herself a difficult challenge and lives up to it rather like Nemesis, the mystery starts with almost no clues to go on, and the characters must think well outside the box to get on the right trail Any decent mystery writer can start with a dead body and go from there, but only Christie could start with a harmless painting of a pretty house with something ever so slightly off about it and develop the plot in the fascinating way that she does here Highly recommended. Als Tommy Und Tuppence Beresford Ihre Tante Ada Im Pflegeheim Besuchen, Scheinen Einige Damen Dort Ein Wenig Wunderlich Was Soll Man Sonst Denken, Wenn Mrs Lancaster Von Einer Kinderleiche Spricht, Die Hinter Dem Kamin Verborgen Sei Aber Drei Wochen Sp Ter Ist Tante Ada Gestorben Und In Ihrem Zimmer H Ngt Ein Geheimnisvolles Bild, Ein Geschenk Von Mrs Lancaster Die Beresfords Wollen Wissen, Was Dahinter Steckt Und Das Wird Gef Hrlich