When Tommy and Tuppence visit an elderly aunt in her gothic nursing home, they think nothing of her mistrust of the doctors; after all, Ada is a very difficult old lady.
But when Mrs. Lockett mentions a poisoned mushroom stew and Mrs. Lancaster talks about "something behind the fireplace," Tommy and Tuppence find themselves caught up in a spine-chilling adventure that could spell death for either of them . . .
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Not one to let a simple mystery be a simple mystery, Christie mixes in elements of the black arts, long dead children, and unspoken dangers that will raise the hairs on your arm as you follow Tommy and Tuppence on their perilous adventures.Feb 21 2012 | Read Full Review of By the Pricking of My Thumbs
As usual with Christie, the characterisations are light-on and fluffy, and nobody really seems to take anything terribly serious, but the plot is, as always, brilliant conceived.Jan 24 2007 | Read Full Review of By the Pricking of My Thumbs
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