Towards Zero

Towards Zero

Book - 2001
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One of Agatha Christie’s own ten favorite novels, Towards Zero puts Superintendent Battle and Inspector Leach on the case as they investigate the murder of an elderly widow.

What is the connection among a failed suicide attempt, a wrongful accusation of theft against a schoolgirl, and the romantic life of a famous tennis player?

To the casual observer, apparently nothing. But when a house party gathers at Gull’s Point, the seaside home of an elderly widow, earlier events come to a dramatic head. As Superintendent Battle discovers, it is all part of a carefully laid plan—for murder.



Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2001, c1972
ISBN: 9780062073549
9780312981303
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY CHR
Characteristics: 276 p. ;,18 cm.

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s390325
Apr 06, 2017

Excellent! I think this is definitely one of her best!

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janwishart
Jul 16, 2015

Good plot - I like Superintendent Battle.

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newfieshawn
Nov 14, 2014

Excellent book one of Agatha Christie's best books couldnt put the book down

FederalWayEdna Nov 05, 2014

Good Christie mystery with a bit of complexity to the plot and the unassuming Inspector Battle always knows more than everyone thinks. Fun read.

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4ntrvlr
Jun 27, 2012

An excellent example of the well-constructed plot that emphasizes the who-dun-it. There is an interesting psychological twist at the end. Doesn't have Marple or Poirot but I don't think you'll miss them. (There is a typical cheesy romance, sigh.)

hermlou Nov 27, 2009

Neither Poirot nor Marple is in this book, but it has the usual complex plot that Christie is known for.

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