Tuesday 21 September 2021



Synopsis/blurb ...

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. But 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".

My fourth outing with Dame Agatha in August, after managing to easily ignore her for over forty years and I found listening to Hugh Fraser narrate Endless Night a really enjoyable experience. 

Great story (which I kind of find hard to write about without giving the game away), great writing, interesting characters, a few twists and turns, a few unexpected events, a decent climax. What more does anyone want from a book?

Love, romance, family, marriage, money, schemes, secrets, evil - put them in a mixing bowl and give them a stir. 

I think my pre-conceived notions about being bored senseless by Christie's work have been firmly shot down. What's the saying - 'there's no fool like an old fool' - that'll be me then.

4 from 5

The Pale Horse, They Do It With Mirrors and Death in the Clouds were all enjoyed prior to this. Me and Agatha will be crossing paths again in the future. 

Read - (listened to) August, 2021
Published - 1967
Page count - 259 (6 hrs 13 mins)
Source - Audible copy from Scribd
Format - Audible


  1. I can't tell you how happy I am that you're enjoying your forays into Christie's work, Col. No, she was by no means perfect, and neither is her writing. But she tops my list, so I'm especially happy you liked this one so well.

    1. Margot, this was very good. I've found more to like about her books than dislike which has pleased me.