‘‘If you could order a crime as one orders a dinner, what would you choose.’’
He and Hastings discuss the sort of crime (murder, of course!). Then, Hastings says,
‘‘Scene of the crime – well, what’s wrong with the good old library? Nothing like it for atmosphere.’’
Hastings has a point. Libraries can be very atmospheric places for scenes of crime or for discovering a body. And Christie uses the library to that effect, too, right, fans of The Body in the Library? When Colonel Arthur Bantry and his wife, Dolly, learn that the body of a young woman has been found in their library, they’re drawn into a strange case of multiple murder.
Of course, the library is by no means the only…
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