Agatha Christie writing from experience (well, minus the gruesome events one supposes) came up with another of those claustrophobic whodunnits. And all her quintessential elements are there: exotic location, everyone is a suspect, Hercule Poirot (coming only halfway through the novel) has his little ideas.
The BBC Dramatisation is audio-perfect. Although much abridged, nothing vital to the plot is missing and the use of narrative widens the scope of what we are told. We can almost guess who the murderer is... but perhaps not quite.
Good production values / special effects. Soundtrack very evocative but somewhat repetitive. Minor characters are given much less space to develop than in the book.
But overall? Very good!
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