A review by natebrantly
Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie

dark mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


I didn't realize how big of a sucker I am for a whodunit. This is the first Agatha Christie novel I have read, and I enjoyed it tremendously. She does a great job of gradually building to the satisfying conclusion while keeping many suspects in the running for a long while. I'm confused as to how Gwenda and Giles are seemingly able to set aside their entire schedules to solve a murder mystery (What kind of life do you have to be leading to do that?), but this was easy to overlook to enjoy the story. I was also not entirely satisfied with the motivation and development of the killer in this story, although I suppose it is believable.

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