Book Review: By the Pricking of My Thumbs by Agatha Christie

bytheprickingofmythumbs1Title: By the Pricking of My Thumbs

Author: Agatha Christie

Year written: 1968

Publisher and year: Wm. Collins, 1975

ISBN Number: This edition predates ISBN numbers, there are plenty of more recent ones printed, though I won’t list them all.

Until last year I don’t think I’d ever heard of Tommy and Tuppence Beresford as characters by Agatha Christie, it was the TV adaptations of a few of the books with David Walliams and Jessica Raine, called Partners in Crime by the BBC, that introduced them to me. This edition of By the Pricking of My Thumbs is one that’s been in the bookcase as long as I can remember and, after enjoying Death on the Nile so much, I thought I’d give it a go and see if I liked one of the lesser known character stories as much.

As far as the number of books about these characters that there are I don’t know but as this book has a small paragraph at the beginning, on the page with publication dates and that information, by Agatha Christie saying it was written as people were wondering what happened to the pair I would assume there were quite a few books and that this was written quite a while after the previous one.

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