Friday, August 26, 2016

The Case of the Discontented Soldier by Agatha Christie

Parker Pyne is at it again.  Ms. Christie’s “social worker of yesteryear” is answering the needs of a soldier who was bored with his life.  Major Wilbraham has just returned from East Africa and he is dissatisfied with his life in the slow lane.  He needs excitement.  As usual, Mr. Pyne provides what his customer needs.
The Major saves a damsel in distress, and fell head-over-heels for this gorgeous creature.  As the day goes on, they find themselves embroiled in a life or death situation.  Of course, the Major is a gentleman and not afraid of danger, so he is called upon again, to save the day. Unbeknownst to him, he was living out a plot that was written by another well-known character in Ms. Christie’s imagination: Miss Oliver, the apple eating writer. 

This was a fast read and very fun story.  I give it 4 stars.

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