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Postern of Fate

Postern of Fate A dangerous trail of clues leads inexorably to a long ago murder in Agatha Christie s latest success This new thriller is concocted from all the brain teasing elements of plot that have delighted Chri

  • Title: Postern of Fate
  • Author: Agatha Christie
  • ISBN: 9781553084440
  • Page: 157
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • A dangerous trail of clues leads inexorably to a long ago murder in Agatha Christie s latest success This new thriller is concocted from all the brain teasing elements of plot that have delighted Christie fans for half a century.

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    1. 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 wit [...]

    2. 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 b [...]

    3. 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

    4. 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.

    5. 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 hou [...]

    6. 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 m [...]

    7. 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 more, 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.

    8. "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 more. 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 A [...]

    9. An odd, confused book. A large chunk of information from her autobiography is repeated here, applying it to the world of Tommy and Tuppence. No trace of any logical reasoning. Totally unlike the Dame Agatha I know and love!I understand that this is the last book written by her, just before her death. In Malayalam we have a saying: "One should stop singing when one's voice is still good." Applies perfectly here.Enough said.

    10. The last novel Agatha Christie wrote (published 1973), and it can best be described as out-of-focus. The whole thing reads like a first draft. Where were her editors? (Perhaps her reputation didn't allow serious editing to occur.) Tommy and Tuppence are back, having just moved into a new house, and they unearth a cold case mystery dating back 60 years of the murder of a beautiful pre-WWI spy. However, Agatha was preoccupied with navel-gazing and recollections of childhood, and the central myster [...]

    11. I love Agatha Christie. Adore her, even. I read her on practically every vacation, because she's brilliant and fun. Which is why I hated this book so much. It was dreadful for anyone to have written, but especially Christie. Postern of Fate is a mystery with no suspects, no action, no clues, no climax. Did she even have an editor for this? The second to last chapter was a random family reunion that had nothing to do with the story. Perhaps it would've been a good epilogue, but you just don't sti [...]

    12. I've read all of the Tommy and Tuppence books now *cries* . They'll always be my favourite married sleuths. I just adore Tommy's tender and caring nature to Tuppence (and how he worries) and Tuppence is just so sassy. This is an amazing, fabulous read that had me engrossed at every page :)

    13. اين داستان دو شخصيت محبوب رمان هاي اگاتا كريستي تامي و تاپنس بود كه به حل يك معماي مربوط به چند نسل قبل مي پردازند، همين فاصله ي زماني زياد باعث شده است كه داستان از جذابيت هاي معمول برخوردار نباشد. ديالوگ ها طولاني و گنگ هستند و در پايان هم خود تامي و تاپنس نيستند كه ماجرا را گر [...]

    14. I had good memories of this book when I read it years ago. I wonder now what I liked. Must have been just Tommy & Tuppence and the village setting. At any rate, this is not a good book. There is no way I can twist this novel to claim it is a good, or even coherent, book. Tommy & Tuppence are now grown old and have retired to a village and purchased an old house. In the process of redoing the place, Tuppence comes across a book in which the book owner had inscribed a code. She deciphers i [...]

    15. I love this book. Tommy and Tuppence may be doddering old people, but they are still as cute as ever, and they still have "it"- they can still solve a mystery with the weirdest clues you ever saw.I love how Tuppence wants to re-read all the books of her childhood, and this leads her to a mystery. She's my kind of woman. I also appreciate that despite their flaws and their age, Tommy and Tuppence continue to be great together and to possess marvelous skills.What confuses me terribly though, is th [...]

    16. This book was okay the mystery was a little confusing and though T&T were still cute they didn't interact much (if I'm recalling correctly) which is the best part about the books. While I'd *highly* recommened the first three T&T books, I'd not really recommened the last two

    17. I went into this book with rock-bottom expectations, since I had read people's reviews and previously decided to skip this, the last book Agatha Christie ever wrote. I changed my mind when I realized how close I was to reading all of her works, and I'm glad I gave this book a chance, because it was not as bad as I expected: when you read this understanding that an elderly lady struggling with dementia wrote this near the end of her life, an otherwise dull book becomes impressive. Even though th [...]

    18. I can't give it two stars because it's Tommy and Tuppence, and I am very fond of them. However, this is another embarrassing example of old Aggie attempting to combine her classic detective style with her later-in-life obsession with New World Order and conspiracy theories, and it's awful. There's no proper resolution, minor characters are picked up and dropped at random, and she bangs on about Mr. Robinson being "yellow-faced" in a really ugly way. Lady, you can't call people "yellow" unless th [...]

    19. This was my first Agatha Christie book, read because my girlfriend really likes her and wanted me to read it, and man, it beats Madam Bovary as a book that I finished but was left forever scarred by due to its awfulness. It wasn't even a mystery, just a couple of old farts saying the same things over and over again, "So something happened here, you know, you here some things, something happened then, a long time ago, and people say things, and some things some people don't want other people lear [...]

    20. This book starts off very strongly. The premise is exciting, eerie and provocative. However, I must say it's the worst Christie novel I've ever read. I finished it yesterday and am still so utterly confused by the ending. There's a whole list Tuppence makes full of "clues" and many of them are never answered or even touched upon. There are no real suspects or even solidified characters. The ending is lackluster with no twist or even resolution and a great deal of the novel is long dialogues that [...]

    21. Poslednji napisani - ne i poslednji objavljen - roman Agate Kristi prati poznati detektivski par, Tjupens i Tomija u resavanju zastarelog slucaja.Nazalost zaista slaba knjiga.Cold cases su mi inace jedna od omiljenih vrsta slucajeva ali knjiga je ispod proseka.3 zvezdice posto su Tomi i Tjupens simpaticni kao i uvek a i zato sto sam bolesna pa dajem sansu da sam mozda dzangrizavija nego inace

    22. This was horribly written, much to my dismay. Most of the dialogue was rambling and irrelevant, so I skimmed. I do not skim! The resolution was out-of-the-blue and practically meaningless. Little plot, few charactersocking from Agatha Christie! Our main duo was boring, and I'd adored them in all the earlier books.

    23. Dame Agatha lays a very good trap early, along with also a very good red herring. Then, the big twist comes halfway through the book. And therein lies the problem: the rest of the book doesn't build to a solution, but simply, slowly, winds down. Christie is my most-read author (40+ books) and I taught myself to read, very early, utilizing her books. And by the time this was published, Christie had been writing for over 50 years and had produced almost 80 novels. That's a stupendously admirable o [...]

    24. Terrible. I know that Christie was fond of recycling plot elements. I know many prolific authors forget what they said about a character (age etc) from one volume of a series to the next. But even for Christie this is hack-work. Ugh. At first it was nice to see Tommy and Tuppence as characters that age and evolve like real people. After all, Christie wrote Poirot as a man nearing retirement age in the 1920s, and he continued to detect for about 50 years. Miss Marple never aged a day. Hastings ag [...]

    25. Letto almeno tre volte (quando me lo ritrovo fra le mani, lo inizio e poi non riesco a staccarmi) e continuo a non ricordarmi chi sia l'assassino. Grandezza della Christie!

    26. None of the dates and ages made the remotest sense, dragged and dragged, she'd really lost it by this one.

    27. Man ši knyga labiau priminė scenarijų spektakliui nei romaną. Tačiau niekur neradau paminėta, kad būtent tokia ir buvo Agatha Christie idėja šiam kūriniui, nors ji ir yra prisipažinusi, kad jai daug smagiau rašyti pjeses nei romanus [agathachristie/theatre]. Toks įspūdis susidarė, nes „Lemties vartai“ yra visiškai paremta dialogu. Labai mažai aplinkos, žmonių ar situacijos aprašymų. Kartais net keistai skamba, kai daugybę metų kartu pragyvenę veikėjai ima kažką pas [...]

    28. I am not so keen on Christie's Tommy and Tuppence novels and short stories but this one caught my attention and I did enjoy it though not perhaps as much as a novel featuring Poirot or Miss Marple. Tommy and Tuppence have moved house and have taken on a run down mansion which needs some loving care. They are hoping for a peaceful retirement after their spy hunting working lives.But their hope for peace dies a quick death when Tuppence discovers an ingenious message in a book consisting of underl [...]

    29. I usually don't review volumes from huge series of similar novels, but I feel I should warn people against this one book. It's atrocious. Everything happens in dialogues, which could be interesting, if only something was really happening. Unfortunately, the dialogues repeat the same things all and over (sometimes even characters themselves realize that they've spoken of something already), revelations are revealed several times, all information is repeated, and all this is mixed with tons of dig [...]

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