His poems were influenced by a certain literary style of French poetry — Parnassianism. Plot : The Beresfords, now in their seventies, are settling down in their new home at Hollowquay, a coastal village in East England. At retirement age one physically becomes tired easily, yet the mind is another matter. Mary Jordan did not die naturally.

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Michael J Ritchie Crime , Thriller s , agatha christie , england , thriller , tommy and tuppence , war 3 Comments. It is also the final part of the Tommy and Tuppence series, the rest of which can be found elsewhere on my blog, specifically here , here , here and here.

In the fifth outing for Tommy and Tuppence, they have just bought a new house in the little village of Hollowquay and find themselves struggling with all the problems that come with moving house.

Tuppence takes a shine to a few boxes of childrens books in the attic and when going through some old favourites seeking out memories one day, comes across some red underlinings in one of them. Because even if it has been sixty years since Mary Jordan was killed, the killer remains at large…. One has to remember that at this point Agatha Christie was eighty-two years old and even at the time the reviews were mostly negative. Sure, some people were happy with it, but others note that Christie was clearly showing her age.

Perhaps the fluffy, confused style of the novel is supposed to represent the aging minds of Tommy and Tuppence as they have less of a firm hold on their world. Truth is, while I think Christie was marvellous for a good many decades, at the end there, her age defeated her. She died three years later, having never written another book.

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Postern of Fate (1973) by Agatha Christie

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Postern of Fate

The book features her detectives Tommy and Tuppence Beresford and is the detectives' last appearance. It is the last novel Christie wrote, but not the last to be published. Now in their seventies though the authoress never states their age clearly , Tommy and Tuppence move to a quiet English village, looking forward to a peaceful retirement. But, as they soon discover, their rambling old house holds secrets. Who is Mary Jordan? And why has someone left a code message in an old book about her 'unnatural' death?

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