In my youth I used to devour crime novels by Agatha Christie but I never read any of her short stories. Consequently when we were told to read ‘Philomel Cottage’ for the literary corner I thought it was a good suggestion.
‘Philomel Cottage’ is easy to read, amusing and amazing. The queen of crime literature doesn’t deceive me with this love, money, marriage and murder story. Christie succeeds in offering an intense plot which begins calm and descriptive and intensifies its pace gradually until the final twist. Despite the fact it was written in 1924, ‘Philomel Cottage’ depicts human behaviours and weaknesses which are still very active nowadays.
Besides, all comments in the debate provide us with new approaches about the story and the author’s purpose.