fiction classics crime mystery mysterious medium-paced

272 pages | first published 1927

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Framed in the doorway of Poirot's bedroom stood an uninvited guest, coated from head to foot in dust. The man's gaunt face stared for a moment, then he swayed and fell. Who was he? Was he suffering from shock or just exhaustion? Above all, what wa...
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Moods

mysterious 88%
adventurous 69%
tense 28%
lighthearted 19%
funny 16%
challenging 2%
dark 2%
informative 2%
relaxing 2%

Pace

medium 45%
fast 45%
slow 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 83% | A mix: 16%

Strong character development?

No: 70% | It's complicated: 17% | Yes: 8% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 11%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 68% | Yes: 20% | It's complicated: 11%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 50% | It's complicated: 31% | Yes: 15% | N/A: 3%

Average rating

3.27