Agatha Christie's By The Pricking Of My Thumbs

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“By the Pricking of My Thumbs'; by Agatha Christie

     
“By the Pricking of My Thumbs'; by Agatha Christie is a wonderful story with kidnappings, a series of murders, a painting with a story to tell, and two sly detectives. The book is set in 1940-1960 England. The plot winds, twists, and turns throughout the book. Numerous characters, almost too many, are introduced every few pages and there is just too much information to take in. Agatha Christie tricks you into thinking that you know what is going on when you really don’t have a clue.
     
This book starts out by introducing the two main characters who are old detectives named Tommy and Tuppence Beresford. Their Aunt passes away at a ladies home recently. The Aunt owns a picture of a house that is near a canal that comes very important later in the book. Tommy goes off to a secret convention for old detectives and Tuppence takes off to find the house that is painted in the book.
     
Tuppence comes to a town that is called Sutton Chancellor where she finds the house and a numerous amount of interesting characters. She meets two gossipy old ladies, a child’s missing grave, and a caretaker of a church. She finds out a lot of information about the house and is planning on returning home the next day but, she finds the child’s missing grave and is about to uncover a secret she is knocked out and falls hard onto the concrete tombstone.
     
Meanwhile Tommy has returned...

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