Agatha Christie's disturbing 1960s mystery thriller, reissued with a striking new cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers.
Gipsy's Acre was a truly beautiful upland site with views out to sea - and in Michael Rogers it stirred a child-like fantasy.
There, amongst the dark fir trees, he planned to build a house, find a girl and live happily ever after.
Yet, as he left the village, a shadow of menace hung over the land.
For this was the place where accidents happened. Perhaps Michael should have heeded the locals' warnings: 'There's no luck for them as meddles with Gipsy's Acre.' Michael Rogers is a man who is about to learn the true meaning of the old saying 'In my end is my beginning...'
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 224 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 04/11/2002
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780007151677
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Review by riverwillow
The narrator, Michael Rogers, tells us the story of his marriage to Ellie, an American heiress and how they came to build a hose at the cursed Gypsy's Acre. This is very different from Christie's other books, no Miss Marple, Poirot, just a sinister and tragic tale told in simple, poetic prose. Simultaneously lovely and disturbing at the same time.
Review by alionora
A lot more sinister than most of Christie's works. It starts off almost dull and very uneventful, but the sense of uneasiness just grows throughout the book, and the twist at the end is brilliant.
Review by arielfl
This was another read for the Agatha Christie summer reading challenge and my favorite so far, It starts out like a Gothic romance novel and turns into a crime book. I did not see the twist at the end, it was surprising to me. When you think back on the events in the book the clues along the way light up in your brain. I don't want to give too much away and spoil the surprise waiting for the reader at the end. This is short book, around 200 pages. It is worth reading it in one siting to get the full effect.
Review by GovMarley
I thought I owned and had read every Agatha Christie book, but somehow I missed this one. It's quite unlike her other work. The first 3/4 of the book is about the main character's relationship, courtship, and marriage, then boom! Typically Christie plot twist. All of the pieces fell together. She really was the master of mystery.
Review by SueinCyprus
Mike meets the girl of his dreams, and they find a house they both love. But they are warned away by gipsies... the book takes a shocking turn, and has a very odd ending. Not one that appealed to me much at all, though as usual with Agatha Christie it was fairly compulsive reading.