Agatha Christie Writing Styles in A Murder Is Announced

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Christie writes the story in the third person. This allows the reader to have an extensive view of the situation. With this view, the audience can look into the homes of the different residents of Chipping Cleghorn. The story can give us information that one household or person knows that the detective and other residents of the town might not know. The reader learns that Colonel Easterbrook's revolver is missing before Craddock does. We also learn things that Craddock discovers before other people in the town. The third person gives us a broad view. Of course, this view is limited by the author. When an unnamed woman kills Miss Murgatroyd, Christie does not permit us to know who tightens the scarf around her neck. Christie does not tell us Miss Blacklock's true identity until the end of the story.

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