This story takes place in an English Girl’s Boarding School. However, it contains a foreign revolution, a young prince with a fortune in jewels and a young English pilot. The jewels are smuggled out of the country and end up in the girl’s school, where someone who knows they are there and is willing to kill comes after them.

The plot seems to progress slowly at first, but the players and setting are being carefully and skillfully arranged. I was soon involved in the characters and by the way they were described could ‘see’ them in my mind. I figured out before it was revealed how the jewels were smuggled and where in the girl’s school they were, but it was not an obvious revealing, just putting a couple of clues together. The end was a surprise, especially when someone I was sure was involved was murdered!

Cat Among the Pigeons is a perfect example of why Agatha Christie is called the Queen of Crime.

Category: Mystery
# pages: 292
Challenges: Naming Conventions Challenge – Challenge: RYOB 2009

About Belleza

I got the name Bella because my grandfather called me Suzabell. I use that as a username and my friends on the site started calling me Bella. Thus was born: Bella Foxx's Life, now known as "just a city girl" since I have made the big jump from the country and am now living in the City, UES. I like to make jewelry (check out my blog "Bella is creative" started April 17, 2008) and write. I like to do cross stitch and knit. I sew, I don't really enjoy it, but I enjoy the clothes. I like to read the Bible, books, magazines, online newspaper articles, blogs, jokes on candy wrappers, ads on the subway, billboards, backs of food boxes, lists of ingredients and recipes, cleaning directions, sayings on shirts. I post my reviews on "Just a girl, living, reading, watching, and writing", on Shelfari, Library Thing and Goodreads.. I am allergic to practically everything: grass, trees, weeds, animal dander, dust, mold, wheat, apples, nuts, fish and coconut. The fish and coconut are so serious I carry an Epi-pen and wear a Medic-Alert bracelet. And last but not least. I love the Yankees.

One response

  1. Kerrie says:

    Thanks for submitting this to the ACRC Carnival Bella. don’t remember reading this one myself, but it is a good example of how Agatha Christie took familiar phrases and turned them into book titles isn’t it?Did you find the plot elements at all dated. I’ve been finding thinks like foreign princes, international conspiracies, all place her quite firmly at the beginning of the 20th century. Modern plots are a lot grimmer