Agatha Christie - Towards Zero (REVIEW)

Friday, July 05, 2013

If you have a current ambition to be a detective/loving detective stories like Sherlock Holmes or Meintantei Conan, I'm quite sure you have heard of Agatha Christie before. She's the Queen Of Mystery and she wrote bunch of detective readings.

I mean, people like her. But that's not what I'm going to explain on this review. Let's move to the book. But I'm talking about the ones that was published by Harper Collins back in 2011. (There are different range of cover versions and publisher of this book, anyway)

Book Summary :
Lady Tressilian, an elderly dowager confined to her bed, annually invites several guests to her seaside home of Gull's Point for two weeks at the end of the summer. Tennis star Nevile Strange, former ward of Lady Tressilian's deceased husband, incurs her displeasure when he proposes (to her mind bizarrely) that both his new wife, Kay, and his former wife, Audrey, come at the same time. Lady Tressilian grudgingly agrees but events soon become sinister when she is brutally murdered in her bed. Superintendent Battle, holidaying nearby in the home of his nephew, Inspector James Leach, finds himself in a labyrinthine maze of clues and deception. 

My thoughts on this :
    To be honest with you, I like it. The suspense was heavy enough. This book was a little different from her another books, the way the murderer works and how it flipped drives me crazy. I don't want to be a spoiler-bastard so let me just get this straight: the killer is someone you have expect BEFORE, but after all you'll lose your suspicion instinct and become skeptic, though in the end you'll be like "holy shit I've guessed it before but blablabla" trust me.

Where you can buy this book :
OFFLINE - your nearest bookstore.

Price range :
Paper back - from $12 - $16
Hard cover - $19 - $20

And if you live in Indonesia, you can purchase English version of this book in Books&Beyond, Kinokuniya, Times, Periplus, etc. For the translated version in Bahasa you can visit Gramedia. The translation's not sucks like Lord Of The Rings (I'm truly disappointed with that one). So yeah, tell me if you like it.

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