Towards Zero by Agatha Christie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Modern mysteries--books by Elizabeth George or PD James for example--typically start off with a series of snapshots of different people who will come into the investigation so you know each of the players by the time the crime occurs. Christie's books (and those of other golden age authors) don't typically follow this pattern. This one does. We see what all the people who end up on the spot when the murder occurs are doing before they come onto the scene. A very modern and well put together mystery.