I always have been a fan of Agatha Christie, possibly because my mum read her books and so I was introduced to them at an early age.
Also I think it has something to do with the love of logic and solving puzzles that I have always had and maybe it is all linked with my love of mathematics.
Anyway I read "Elephants Can Remember" last week and here is my review of it.
Not my most favourite of her books at all which could be due to the fact that there is so much of Ariadne Oliver in it and so little of Hercule Poirot. I much prefer the books where he is very active or at least is directing the gathering of evidence in a structured manner whereas in this one Mrs Oliver gets more freedom in how she gets information, who she gets it from and also what she tells him (this part actually being a lot of repeated bits of the same info).
I have to wonder too if this book was just not so well written as her many others because it was one of the later ones. Within the chapters I found a few discrepancies but this did not really spoil the enjoyment of a Christie story. People who enjoy the room full of suspects at the end however will be disappointed as this story did not have many people to pin the crime on.
I had not remembered the book from having read it years ago (so I mustn't be an elephant) but then again I wonder if I guessed the solution so quickly and thought there couldn't possibly be any other solution because I had read it all those years ago, or is that I have learnt to jump on the right types of clues from having read so many of the books and got used to her way of writing.
I do not intend to give away the ending as I would much prefer everyone would read the book for themselves and I hate spoilers.
I am glad I read it again now and it has whetted my appetite to go on and read all of her books again.
My plan is to read them through in the order they were written and perhaps I'll review each one in the blog.