The General’s strange premonition in the previous chapter now comes true – he is dead.
Justice Wargrave now becomes the closest thing we’ve seen to a detective in this story. Piece by piece, in true Poirot fashion (including having all suspects in one room), we are walked through the murders – trying different theories – trying to make them fit.
Of course, it leaves us more in the dark than ever – but it really does cover most of the possibilities of what could have happened.
Unless of course, something completely different happened, in which case, Agatha Christie is leading us all up the garden path.
We’ll know in a week and a half…