4:50 from Paddington by Agatha Christie

4:50 from Paddington

Miss Marple #8

Agatha Christie

fiction classics crime mystery dark mysterious sad fast-paced

288 pages | first published 1957

Description

For an instant the two trains ran together, side by side. In that frozen moment, Elspeth witnessed a murder. Helplessly, she stared out of her carriage window as a man remorselessly tightened his grip around a woman's throat. The body crumpled. Th...

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Moods

mysterious 100%
lighthearted 27%
funny 22%
relaxing 22%
adventurous 16%
tense 16%
dark 11%
informative 5%

Pace

fast 45%
medium 40%
slow 15%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 77% | A mix: 22%

Strong character development?

No: 75% | It's complicated: 18% | N/A: 6%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 31% | No: 18%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 88% | Yes: 11%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 64% | Yes: 17% | It's complicated: 11% | N/A: 5%

Average rating

3.82