Agatha Christie Writing Styles in At Bertram's Hotel

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Point of View

The novel is written in the third person point of view. There is no one narrator, but the narration moves from character to character, often telling the story from the point of view of a minor character or a character central to the action being discussed. There are sections of the narration that come from a disembodied voice, suggesting an authorial voice giving the reader an overview of a setting or event, allowing the reader to better understand the plot without utilizing a character's point of view.

The point of view of this novel is broad, moving from character to character and occasionally using simply the voice of the author. This point of view works because it allows the reader to see all events that are important to the overall plot and not just events that one character has access to. This allows the plot to...

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