Is this a conventional Christie? Just suspend judgment until the convention is over…

In her novel The Christie Caper, author Carolyn Hart pays explicit and implicit homage to Agatha Christie. As you would expect, she does it with panache.

Clearly Hart loves and admires Christie. To enjoy this book you don’t need to have special or comprehensive knowledge of the many Christie mysteries (and those of other authors to boot)—but the more you know, the more it will add to your appreciation here. On the surface we have a tale of an Agatha Christie convention on one of the Sea Islands off the coast of South Carolina. More deeply we have a pretty good pastiche of a Jane Marple story, with an admixture of Hercule Poirot and a soupçon of Tommy and Tuppence. It all adds up to great fun, along with the usual pleasure of trying to figure out whodunit. Highly recommended!

Be sure you read all the way to the very end. All is not as it seems.

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