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moonlightreader

Moonlight Reader

Lawyer, mother, avid reader. Game host extraordinaire! Partner in crime to Obsidian Black Plague! My bookish weaknesses include classics, fantasy, YA, and agreeing to read more books than is even remotely possible.

Currently reading

The Dower House Mystery
Patricia Wentworth
Progress: 42 %
Capital Crimes: London Mysteries: A British Library Crime Classic (British Library Crime Classics)
Martin Edwards
Progress: 105/410 pages
Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection
Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen Fry

Agatha and the Talking Dog

Dumb Witness (Hercule Poirot, #16) - Agatha Christie

To dispense with the mystery: it was fine. Hercule was in fine fettle, and Hastings was his usual dim sidekick.

 

But the talking dog? Whaaaaat?

 

Thank FSM that she never used this plot device again (please tell me she never used this plot device again). Because it did not work at all, and was weird and stupid. Not clever, not funny.

 

I don't know if it quite reaches the standard of awfulness set by The Big Four, but it was pretty bad.