Title: Hercule Poirot’s Christmas
Series: Hercule Poirot #20
Author(s): Agatha Christie
No. of pages: 268
Genre: Murder Mystery, Classic
Publication date: December 19th 1938
Date read: December 22nd 2018
It is Christmas Eve. The Lee family reunion is shattered by a deafening crash of furniture, followed by a high-pitched wailing scream. The tyrannical Simeon Lee has been murdered, and Hercule Poirot is called in to investigate.
Yet another Agatha Christie murder mystery that had a great and unique ending. It was one tiny little hint that made me quite sure that I knew, with Christie’s unique twists in mind, who’d dunnit. This, however, doesn’t take away on the genius that is Christie. It was still a lot of fun to see if it was actually the one I had in mind, because with Christie, you just never know for sure!
This mystery also made me sure that I prefer Poirot’s stories over those of Miss Marple. The outcomes of the investigations are (so far) always really unique and well thought-through. Because of this, and because you can actually solve the mysteries as the reader of the book, it’s a lot of fun to try to catch the murderer yourself before Poirot announces it.