Wow! No Marple, no Poirot, no Pyne, in fact no sleuth at all. Another mysterious death at a dinner party. Suicide or murder? Redeux the dinner party; another death. Suspicion fluctuates as usual. it is up to the police and party members to solve this one. A refreshing change.
Six people are thinking about beautiful Rosemary Barton, who dies a year ago. There is the loving sister, the long suffering husband, the devoted secretary, the lovers and the betrayed wife. Which one did it?
The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense--creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable characters--brings her entire oeuvre of ingenious whodunits, locked room mysteries, and perplexing puzzles to William Morrow Paperbacks. In Sparkling Cyanide, Christie seats six--including a murderer--around a dining table set for seven , one year to the day that a beautiful heiress was poisoned in that very room.
This was a light easy read but very enjoyable. It had a good plot with well-drawn characters and kept me guessing until the very end. I liked the fact that everyone had a motive which made guessing the murderer a lot harder. I had not read a Christie book for a couple of years and it was good to read one again. I look forward to reading more of her books which I haven't read yet.