Review: Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie

This edition published by HarperCollins 1998 (First published 1938) / 219 pages Opening sentence: “Stephen pulled up the collar of his coat as he walked briskly along the platform.” ‘I feel like reading a book to get me in the Christmas mood’, I thought. ‘Yes, why not see what Poirot is up to over the […]

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Review: Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

Audiobook narrated by David Suchet / Running time: 7:59 Whenever I conjure up a picture of Hercule Poirot in my mind, it’s basically always David Suchet playing the iconic character (pictured below). He just so perfectly embodied everything about Poirot – from his moustaches to his mannerisms and accent (David Suchet is English but cracks […]

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Review: Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie

Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie Opening sentence: “‘Do I remember the Crale case?’ asked Sir Montague Depleach. Today would have been Agatha Christie’s 128th birthday, so it’s only fitting that I post about one of her marvelous books! Five Little Pigs sees legendary detective Hercule Poirot take on an interesting case. He gets a visit from Carla […]

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Review: The Mystery of Three-Quarters by Sophie Hannah

Published 23rd August 2018 by HarperCollins / 400 pages Opening sentence: “Hercule Poirot smiled to himself as his driver brought the motorcar to a stop with satisfying symmetry.” Sophie Hannah is a successful crime writer who, since 2014 (with permission from the Christie estate), has been writing new Hercule Poirot stories in the voice of […]

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Review: Peril at End House by Agatha Christie

Peril at End House by Agatha Christie. Audiobook narrated by Hugh Fraser. Opening sentence: “No seaside town in the south of England is, I think, as attractive as St. Loo.” As with all Christie novels, there is always a hook, a twist, an unexpected element that makes it stand out from your average murder mystery […]

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Review: The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie

The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie Opening sentence: “In this narrative of mine I have departed from my usual practice of relating only those incidents and scenes at which I myself was present.” I recently decided that this year I would read a lot more Agatha Christie. When I’ve delved into her books in the […]

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Review: Closed Casket by Sophie Hannah

Closed Casket by Sophie Hannah Opening sentence: “Michael Gathercole stared at the closed door in front of him and tried to persuade himself that now was the moment to knock, as the aged grandfather clock in the hall downstairs stuttered its announcement of the hour.” I am a big fan of Agatha Christie (can you […]

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