Rather than a “locked room” mystery wherein the victim is found dead in a room where no one could have gotten in or out, Christie traps everyone together on a snowbound train. The victim, the suspects, and the detective are all stuck in the “locked room.” The new movie version, directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh is problematic but it was much better than the trailers led me to believe.
Lindsey Fitzharris gives us an unflinching look at the difficult, unsettling world of early medicine through the lens of Joseph Lister’s career. Here, a fierce but kindly man can be seen as a genius with a heart, not a cold figure to be dissected.
I am reading several things right now, though not as quickly as usual. I am also participating in NaNoWriMo again this year. Not sure why I do this to myself over and over… but here we are.
The book is told from the point of view of Jekyll’s honorable, devoted lawyer, Mr. Gabriel Utterson. Just as time is about to elapse on officially declaring alter-ego Hyde dead, a man shows up claiming to be Jekyll. But Hyde was Jekyll… and Hyde was most certainly dead.
I made a Halloween playlist, full of classic and creepy songs to listen to all day. Enjoy!