Do you know why Agatha Christie is such a popular writer? Because she is a damn good one, that’s why. I know I read all of her books in high school, but had forgotten how really excellent they are. The plots are tight and detailed, characters are full and rounded out. Unlike many of the modern murder mysteries that I have read, the plot details don’t stick out like red herrings. The characters have strong feeling and personalities created in a few short pages – something which many of the modern authors can’t seem to do even through a series of books. This is by far one of the most popular of Christie’s, as well it should be. A great reread if it has been awhile and a perfect introduction to the queen of murder for neophytes.