Written by Agatha Christie

Publisher: Dodd, Mead and Company
Pages: 248
Genre: Mystery, Fiction, Crime, Classics
Published: 1931-09-07
Original Language: English

In a remote house in the middle of Dartmoor, six shadowy figures huddle around a table for a seance. Tension rises as the spirits spell out a chilling message: "Captain Trevelyan . . . dead . . . murder." Is this black magic or simply a macabre joke? The only way to be certain is to locate Captain Trevelyan. Unfortunately, his home is six miles away and, with snowdrifts blocking the roads, someone will have to make the journey on foot...

Read from 2022-12-28 to 2023-02-05
Read in English
Rating: 3/5
Review: I’m generally an Agatha Christie fan, but The Sittaford Mystery didn’t gel with me. The plot, mystery, intrigue, etc. etc. is relatively average, though there’s an interesting “multiple perspectives” thing going on. However, the book seems unfinished. The plot is there, the dialogue is there, but there is very little surrounding it. People are going from place to place speaking to other people, and there isn’t much to build any atmosphere, to get me into the story at all, or to otherwise make this a book rather than a play.

Still, it’s a short, overall fun little mystery, and if for no other reason it’s worth picking this book up to be introduced to the character of Emily.