mystery · review


Paperback, 259 pages Published June 28th 2011 by William Morrow Paperbacks (first published 1961)

When an elderly priest is murdered, the killer searches the victim so roughly that his already ragged cassock is torn in the process. What was the killer looking for? And what had a dying woman confided to the priest on her deathbed only hours earlier?

Mark Easterbrook and his sidekick Ginger Corrigan are determined to find out. Maybe the three women who run The Pale Horse public house, and who are rumored to practice the “Dark Arts,” can provide some answers?


I read this on my Kindle. When people talk about their favourite authors i always think to myself how sad it is i dont have one but then i read an Agatha Christie book and realise that YES! i do have a favourite novelist and it’s no other than the wonderful Agatha. I can see why she is consider th queen of mystery novels, she is one of the best and every crime/mystery novelist should read her books first before starting to write. Even though this isnt one of my favourite, it is still a good book. I have all of her novels in ebook form and i pick one randomly to read and was a bit sad it didnt feature Poirot but even so the main character was quite likeable. Mark, that is his name, is i believe a historian and is in a relationship with Hermia even though he believes she is quite dull. As usual somone dies and then off we are to the start of a wonderful mystery! Also Agatha Christie didnt seem to like modern women that much!

Rating: 3 stars.


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