Originally Posted by Kaga
If my memory serves me correctly, The Mysterious Mr. Quin is an odd departure from form by the Dame. I fondly remember correctly the restaurant Arlecchino. I am debating whether to purchase the new Anthony Bourdain book.
The odd departure for Dame Christie, I feel, was "Passenger to Frankfurt". Another odd one was "The Dressmaker's Doll"--more like a Shirley Jackson story.
Originally Posted by lawyerdad
Because it's a translation.
Some translations are better than others especially given that translations receive Book of the Year prizes.