Postern of Fate

Postern of Fate Postern Of Fate Wikipedia Postern Of Fate Is A Work Of Detective Fiction By Agatha Christie That Was First Published In The UK By The Collins Crime Club In Octoberand In The US By Dodd, Mead And Company Later In The Same Year Postern Of Fate Tommy And Tuppence,by Postern Of Fate Book Readreviews From The World S Largest Community For Readers Tommy And Tuppence Beresford Have Just Become The Proud Owners OfPostern Of Fate Agatha Christie Wiki FANDOMPostern Of Fate By Agatha Christie Agatha Christie Tommy And Tuppence Have Been Through Two Wars, International Espionage, Adventure, Marriage And Children Now In Their Seventies They Embark Upon Their Final Adventure In A Quiet English Village Where They Had Intended To Retire Agatha Christie Postern Of Fate Audiobook YouTube All Change At Longleat S E All Change At Longleat Renovating The Grand Staircase History Documentary Reel Truth History Duration Download Postern Of Fate Free Readers Section The Queen Of Mystery Has Come To Harper Collins Agatha Christie, The Acknowledged Mistress Of Suspense Creator Of Indomitable Sleuth Miss Marple, Meticulous Belgian Detective Hercule Poirot, And So Many Other Unforgettable Characters Brings Her Entire Oeuvre Of Ingenious Whodunits, Locked Room Mysteries, And Perplexing Puzzles To William Postern Of Fate Agatha Christie Livres Not Retrouvez Postern Of Fate Et Des Millions De Livres En Stock SurAchetez Neuf Ou D Occasion Postern Of FateWallis Free Download, Now In Their Seventies Though The Author Never States Their Age Clearly , Tommy And Tuppence Move To A Quiet English Village, Looking Forward To A Peaceful Retirement Postern Of Fate Ebook By Agatha Christie Rakuten Read Postern Of Fate A Tommy And Tuppence Mystery By Agatha Christie Available From Rakuten Kobo Sign Up Today And Getoff Your First Purchase Tommy And Tuppence Beresford Return In Agatha Christie S Classic Postern Of Fate, To Investigate A Deadly Poisoning Sixt

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 276 pages
  • Postern of Fate
  • Agatha Christie
  • English
  • 28 January 2017
  • 9781553084440

10 thoughts on “Postern of Fate

  1. says:

    People seem to really dislike this one, but if you go into it understanding it is the last of the books she wrote during the period where her mental faculties were failing, when she was writing things like Elephants Can Remember, it really isn t completely horrible Tommy and Tuppence are elderly in this story, and much of the banter centers around not being able to remember things you can tell this was a preoccupation with Christie Interesting enough as a story though it links a little with Passenger to Frankfurt, a book I feel deserves the reputation for Christie s Worst Book which this book has received.Generally, whenever Christie tries to get into international conspiracy thriller territory rather than murder mysteries, it becomes ridiculous Frankfurt was much condemnatory of the children these days with their murder and long hair than this one, but the slight touches upon that theme are the book s low point to my taste.If you can possibly imagine these books as being part of a continuum of a writing career that spanned fifty years instead of just as something that ought to be as good as her best stuff, this book will hold interest it is a fascinating glimpse into the way the human mind eventually weakens with age, for one That sounds frightfully rude, and I do not mean it to be so, but there you are.For another, this book was notable to me because it is about 90% dialog People say she dictated these later books into tape recorders to be typed up, so that would explain that little bit of trivia.The presence of Hannibal the dog really makes me wish that Christie had written an animal story at some point She did a good job with a dog character in Dumb Witness, as well she had a real knack for that sort of thing.By all means do not read this book first if you ve never read Christie Don t read it second or third or even twentieth But don t decide to never read it if you ve read most of her stuff, because not everything has to be And Then There Were None to be worth reading, and Christie s worst is still entertaining than a lot of other people s best.

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    It is a historical crime story, taking us to the mysteries of a particular series of murders in world war 2 The book started with Tom and Tuppence moving to a new place When they were organizing their books, and started talking about it I ve always been a fan of historical fiction and Agatha Christie is a big YES.This book wasn t as superb as other works of her Who cares, we love Agatha and that s what matters The investigators or say the protagonist couple, were madly into each other and books If that s not nice then I don t know what is

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    Mary Jordan did not die naturally Book 12 in my Agatha Christie Challenge saw me explore the author s 74th detective novel and my first full length Tommy and Tuppence Prudence Beresford story This story was just an o.k experience as I tired of the characters and dialogue quickly The older couple have moved to a new lodging The Laurels and stumble upon a mysterious cipher that indicates a murder mystery from the early 1900 s As the couple investigate, a series of mishaps descends on their home and TT soon begin to wonder if someone wants to keep the past in the past I hate to be harsh on A.C especially as I am having such a great time exploring her books On the other hand, I suppose it s quite reasonable that I am just not going to love them all.

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    A very tedious, dull and disappointing finale for the Tommy and Tuppence series Not even sure why she wrote it and I rather wish I had not wasted my time reading it

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    2.5 5 Probably my least favourite Christie I ve read yet and I ve read listened to almost all of them Christie s old age she was over 80 when she wrote this really shows in this book as some things don t really add up in the end Tommy and Tuppence were great as always though.

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    Forewarned is forearmed POSTERN OF FATE was the last book Christie wrote, and is and generally conceded to be her worst actually, she was dictating into a tape recorder at this time, and had been doing so since the late 1960s, which accounts for the rather conversational tone of the later novels She was still at the height of her powers with 1967 s ENDLESS NIGHT quite a departure for her , but her subsequent decline was marked and swift it s now believed that an undetected early senility may have contributed to this Had POSTERN OF FATE been the last Christie book actually published, it s possible that her reputation might not have recovered from the downward spiral of the later, weaker books especially the disaster that is POSTERN OF FATE The success of the film MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS renewed interest in Christie s books, and fortunately she had CURTAIN and SLEEPING MURDER in cold storage, so when she died in January of 1976 her status as Queen of Crime was inviolable But skip POSTERN OF FATE unless you re absolutely committed to reading all of Christie s books Or save it for a very rainy day.12 14 13 For some reason I ve felt driven to re read this one, perhaps simpy out of nostalgia for the person I was who read it almost 40 years ago And perhaps to re view it with a kinder eye, making allowances for the circumstances under which it was written One thing I ll say half way through is that it s very talky 12 17 13 I raised my rating by one star Christie might have been able to handle one such as this perhaps a decade earlier, but she gets lost in the muddle here It s an affectionate look back at her childhood home, Ashfield, but as a novel it s not only poorly written but poorly edited, with inconsistencies, meandering conversations, and endless repetitions.

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    Postern of Fate was Dame Agatha s last book And knowing this, made reading the book rather sad Not only because it is the last book she wrote but also because she seemed to have written it in a way to emphasize that this truly was Tommy and Tuppence Beresford s last hurrah.So, we have Tommy and Tuppence in their seventies, moving into a new home in the country, and being reminded by their acquaintances of the great adventures they used to get into As they start to get settled in their new house, Tuppence finds a book that contains a coded message to indicate that Mary Jordan did not die of natural causes.But who was Mary Jordan The unravelling of the mystery ensues.While the first half of the book was not horrible and seemed to merely meander through the nostalgia of the earlier adventures of TT, the rest of the book seemed to pursue a similar line of conspiracy theory as the abominable Passenger to Frankfurt yes, some of the characters in Passenger also appear in Postern of Fate and the slightly less annoying Destination Unknown Not that I don t enjoy a good conspiracy story, but not if it is told in such a rambling manner, without a logical train of thought, and, of course, not when it is anywhere near as ridiculous as or even reminding me of Passenger to Frankfurt.So, with all these points against it, do I regret reading it No But then, I am a Christie fan completist and appreciate that she is thought to have struggled with dementia in the late years of her life A theory which the quality of her writing and plotting in her later books seems to support.

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    The last of the Tommy and Tuppence books from Ms Christie and I have to say the worst It s all a bit wishy washy and there s no clear resolution, which is odd for Christie Until the end I had been expecting a lot , but it was a bit of a damp squib, sad though I am to say that about one of the Queen of Crime s works.

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    I like people who stick together and enjoy their marriage and go on enjoying it So says one of the Beresfords friends, and I agree The chief charm of Postern of Fate is seeing dear Tommy and Tuppence once Unlike Miss Marple and Poirot, who start out elderly and retired respectively in the 1920 30s and age very little for the rest of Dame Agatha s career, Tommy and Tuppence age believably over the years The young adventurers were introduced in Christie s second novel, The Secret Adversary 1922 so it is fitting that she wrote one last novel about them at the end of her career, having already penned a last one for Poirot Curtain and Miss Marple Sleeping Murder The Beresfords are exactly as I would have hoped unlike Curtain, which broke my heart by having Poirot so elderly and ill, Postern of Fate ends cheerfully, with TT in their lovely country home with their children and grandchildren and dog around them, and a new mystery successfully solved For some reason, Postern of Fate has a poor reputation I actually dreaded reading it because I had heard such negative reviews I m happy to say I was greatly relieved Dame Agatha, in the last few years of her life in the 1970s, wrote a couple of novels that were strange Passenger to Frankfurt or weak Elephants Can Remember , but Postern of Fate returns us to classic Agatha style It s true that the novel could use a good editor the dialogue gets repetitive and vague, with too much padding of the well, you know type But all that could easily have been tightened up, and the actual premise is wonderfully intriguing a clue in a children s book points to a murder of long ago, and presages murders to come Clues dot TT s quintessential English country house and its garden, and tie back to their earlier careers as British intelligence agents The ending is not one of Christie s epic shockers or anything, but by the time I got there I had enjoyed myself enough not to mind I didn t really have enough clues to have solved it, but that was better than solving it early and with ease, as I did with Elephants I would say that By the Pricking of My Thumbs is my favorite TT novel, but this is a pleasant encore performance.And so ends my Year of Agatha, which was actually closer to 18 months I found previously undiscovered gems, as well as some I may not read again I may work on the Westmacotts at some point, but for now I m going to stop at 80 reviews, having experienced all the detective fiction the Queen of Crime ever wrote.

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