A little out of my time period but still nicely BCP.
Really a quick read its almost like an engineering project description.
It really didn't do much for me but I knew the ending which may have tempered the suspense.
Still it is a nice look into the past.
The view of "peoples" and their "traits" is prominent within the story line, Agatha new her nationalities and their propensities for this that and the other thing.
The Italians are this way, the English are that, the Americans are another way, and it is mostly true, what do we do with these truths and how far do we take it?
I guess we are heading back to a time where this is considered correct, its a rough and tough way to look at things but since we are such poor stewards of our neighbors it seems to be our only answer.