Criminals/Murderers you actually liked!
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I find the latter particularly in cases where there is a budding romance involving one or more of the killers. I wonder if this is more a deliberate red-herring or the by-product of her unfortunate experience with Mr. Christie?
Warning - the post below mine gives away the name of the killer and will most definitley ruin the book for you if you haven't read it and want to.
Count: I think it's a bit of both, but probably weighing in on the detestable victim side, because in some novels there's no romance and the murder is still seen as justifiable.
There is romantic undertone in many of his books though that is usually also one of the things which help you limit the possible suspects...The Couple Who Clearly Belong Together are never murderers because that would separate them in the end, and we can't have that.
There are some other likable murderers, and that was actually something I wondered about elsewhere, that victims in Christie books are usually unlikable because after all you need good amount of suspects who would like to see the victim killed, while murderers operated with variety of reasons...so the responsibility of the victim is a popular topic in many of her books.
That said, there have also been some horribly vile criminals...I wanted to strangle myself the murderer in A Pocket Full of Rye though it should be said that all the characters in that book are hugely unlikable.
I liked the murderer in Three Act Tragedy, an engaging personality.
On a different note, I felt sorry for the murderer in Murder At Hazelmoor. Part of that may be because we never meet the victim firsthand, and as the murder investigation goes on, he (the victim) seems less and less likable, while the murderer seems more sympathetic, at least to me.