The Secret of Chimneys tells of Herzoslovakian princes, political memoirs, foreign diplomats, missing diamonds and, of course, murder. It is also one of the most boring novels ever written. Do yourself a favour and don’t go anywhere near it. I am terribly, terribly disappointed by Miss Christie. There’s one colossal twist at the end which was cleverly constructed but by then, I was too bored to care. Not recommended in the slightest.