i felt the need for a familiarity so i grapped a Christie. Sparkling Cyanide, I have actually only read this once before. Mostly with Christie i have read them numerous times. I think she was trying something here because it is a bit different than her usual.The plot is, as usual, faultless but her characterization does not reach her ordinary high levels. All in all it is good but not as good as her best. I will always admire christie for her plots. Nowadays plots are not really in the center of a story anymore. there are exceptions but mostly the crime is solved by the occurrence of a new witness, a sudden discovery or something similar.