For a book that was first published in 1943 this particular story was for me very contemporary. Jerry an airforce pilot injured in an aircrash and his Joanne move to the countryside for peace, quiet, no gossip, and for a bit of isolation on strict doctor's orders.
What they find in Lymstock is anything but. A quaint old fashioned village on the surface and simmering underneath discontent and everything that is found in the big cities in equal measure!!!
Throw in anonymous letters send to all and sundry of the most disgusting kind, a suicide which turns out to be murder, an actual murder and we have the full quotient of Agatha Christie's mayhem and murder and mystery.
This was a very, very enjoyable read for me. Just 160 pages long it was an ideal, quick, very relaxing read. A smallish font which was very clear nevertheless!