Genre: Agatha Christie MysteryHow I read it: I own the book.
What attracted me to the book: It's an Agatha Christie and I've read all her books.
What it worth the money? Her books are cheap. You can probably find hundreds of her books in a used book store... so yes.
Who should read this book: Everyone!
Summary (from amazon): Was it a misstep that sent the handsome stranger plummeting to his death from a cliff? Or something more sinister? Fun-loving adventurers Bobby Jones and Francis Derwit's suspicions are certainly aroused-especially since the man's dying words were so peculiar: Why didn't they ask Evans? Bobby and Francis would love to know. Unfortunately, asking it of the wrong people have sent the amateur sleuths running for their lives-on a wild and deadly pursuit to discover who Evans is, what it was he wasn't asked, and why the mysterious inquiry has put their own lives in mortal danger...
|Sean Biggerstaff plays Bobby in the movie|
However, AC doesn't leave the mystery lover hanging. This book has: a chase for an unknown murderer, a near-death poisoning for Bobby, multiple disguises for Bobby and Frankie, a plot to do with mistaken identity, a subplot of a mental hospital and a lunatic patient, a scheme of faking a will, a murder in a locked room, a scheme with impersonations, and a thriving drug business.
Did I figure out who the murderer was before the main character(s): No, but I wasn't really trying to piece the clues together in this one. I was along for the ride.
Bottom Line: If you haven't read Agatha Christie yet, why not? Get started already!