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Book Review of Agatha Christie's "N or M?"

ISBN 9780062074324
Author: Agatha Christie
© 1941 by G.P. Putnam's Sons, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
"N or M?" by Agatha Christie (available on

It's World War 2 and while Britain fights the physical, visible forces of Germany, the British face an even deadlier threat, that of "The Fifth Column".
"The Fifth Column" is the name given to a group of unknown spies working for Germany. An attack by Germany is imminent and the British Intelligence Service is at a loss. Their best agent has just been murdered by Germany's spies named "N and M". Enter Tommy and Tuppence Beresford. Tommy and Tuppence have been rejected from serving their country. They are "too old". Both are middle-aged; the army only wants the young people. Husband and wife bemoan the fact that they must sit around while others are fighting for their country. They feel useless. One night they are approached by an old friend. The Intelligence Agency …

Book Review of Agatha Christie's "Ordeal By Innocence"

Jack Argyle killed his mother in a fit of anger...or did he? 
Years after Mrs. Argyle is murdered, a stranger shows up at Sunny Point with some news: Jack Argyle did not kill his mother. In fact, Dr. Calgary was with Jack at the time that the murder was supposed to have happened.  The law has imprisoned the wrong man. Jack Argyle died in prison, convicted of a crime he didn't commit. The news that Dr. Calgary brings to Sunny Point is unwelcome, much to his astonishment.  As young Hester Argyle says to him, "It's not the guilty who matter. It's the innocent." A murderer is on the loose, but who is it? All seven family members begin to look at each other with suspicion and fear. It could be anyone of them...are they really safe? Is everyone who they say they are?  It's up to Dr. Calgary to set the mess straight and discover the murderer or the innocent will be punished along with the guilty.  It's time to start the Ordeal by Innocence.

I picked up this book from the…