Thursday, 13 March 2014

''Cat Among the Pigeons''- Book review

Author: Agatha Christie
Published: 1959

Genre: Novel, Mystery, Crime

Rating: 4 out of 5


''Cat Among the Pigeons'' is about a school, Meadowbanks, one of the most successful boarding school for girls in England, run by Miss Bulstrode. A lot of important people are students in this school, like princesses and members of foreign royal families. A new term starts at the school, and several of the students and teachers feel that something unusual is going on in the school, that there is somebody unwanted present among them, that there is a ''cat among the pigeons'' present in the school. However, nobody can guess who that ''cat'' actually is...

However, things turn serious as two of the teachers are found murdered, and a student is apparently kidnapped...

One of the students, Julia Upjohn, finds out some clues about what might be responsible behind these incidents, and she goes to the famous detective, Hercule Poirot, and asks him to look deeply into the matter.

''Cat Among the Pigeons'' is not one of the best Agatha Christie novels that I have read, but it was certainly a wonderful, suspenseful read, a quick read. Some of the parts were really scary, and some of the suspenseful scenes were really well-written. Hercule Poirot makes a very late appearance in this novel. Before his arrival, the novel develops the incidences, characters, and the mystery. It helps to develop the situation and the atmosphere.

I didn't find it to be a predictable mystery, and overall, the mystery is quite good, it has quite a good cast of characters, and I really liked it.

4 out of 5

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