This is part of the Cool Down With Agatha Christie summer extravaganza. Three participants in today’s discussion will win an Agatha Christie mystery prize pack.
According to the courts, Jacko Argyle bludgeoned his mother to death with a poker. The sentence was life imprisonment. But when Dr. Arthur Calgary arrives with the proof that confirms Jacko’s innocence, it is too late—Jacko died behind bars following a bout of pneumonia. Worse still, the doctor’s revelations reopen old wounds in the family, increasing the likelihood that the real murderer will strike again.
- What were your general impressions of the book?
- Like Endless Night, Ordeal by Innocence has a bit of a different structure than many of Christie’s books. In this case, the central murder occurred well before the book started. What did you think of this plot structure?
- Did you feel the same level of engagement and suspense in Ordeal by Innocence as in other Christie books, even though the murder occurred before the book started?
- Were you able to predict the identity of the murderer?
- Other thoughts?
Thanks for participating in Cool Down with Agatha Christie this summer!
This post was written as part of my participation in Cool Down with Agatha Christie, sponsored by HarperCollins.