Tuesday, 3 March 2020

Golden Age (24) : The Pale Horse

"The Pale Horse" by Agatha Christie is not what at first it seems. The heavy feel of the occult and witchcraft early on is a bit of a red herring as this is actually a very fine murder mystery with some great twists (as you might expect).

A strange coven of witches in the shires appears to be causing the deaths of people. A list of those who have died or are soon to die ends up in the hands of a keen amateur detective Mark who seeks out the witches and tries to find out exactly what is going on with the help of plucky Ginger. The police are also investigating of course and are actually one step ahead...

The book has a perfect feel for post-war Britain on the 1950s and early 1960s before the big changes that befell... well everything.