Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Poirot Investigates - Book Review

I am trying to read through the novels of Agatha Christie in the order in which they were written and write a review on each one.  



Poirot Investigates. 
1924.  
A Collection of Poirot Short Stories.


Shelfari Description
These are 11 short stories where M.Poirot and Captain Hastings solve mysteries together. 
1.  The Adventures of the Western Star
2.  The Tragedy at Marsden Manor
3.  The Adventure of the Cheap Flat
4.  The Mystery of Hunter's Lodge
5.  The Million Dollar Bond Robbery
6.  The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb
7.  The Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan
8.  The Kidnapped Prime Minister
9.  The Disappearance of Mr. Davenheim
10. The Adventure of the Italian Nobelman
11. The Case of the Missing Will


M.Poirot solves the mysteries using his"little grey cells" and Hastings speculates wrongfully.


Cross a movie star, 

        an archaeologist,

        a French maid, 

        a prime minister, 

        a wealthy dowager, 

        and an Italian count 

        with Hercule Poirot 

and you get a collection of the detective's most intriguing criminal puzzles.




My Thoughts

This is the third Poirot book by Agatha Christie.

11 completely different short stories.

Great for lifting and setting down after one story.
Great for that little fix of an Agatha Christie puzzle to be solved during a busy day.

Contains stories that are well crafted and true to the suspense and mystery of her full length Poirot stories.


I really enjoyed this especially as I read it during good weather so left it by the door of the Sunroom and just grabbed it each time I took a little break on the sun lounger in the back garden.


My one question after reading this was simply



"How did she know when to write a short story or a full length novel when the basic idea 
for a plot came into her head each time?"




 Here is a link to a list of her novels on Shelfari
Books by Agatha Christie









11 comments:

  1. I've never read Agatha...need to rectify it. Have you tried Father Brown Mysteries? Are they similar? I'm not sure if I like short stories or not.

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  2. I'm a book fanatic and love reviews of classic novels. I haven't read Agatha Christie for years, but now I think I'll go check them out again!

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  3. I LOVE Poirot. I went on a Poirot binge a few summers ago and read nearly every one. :) I don't think I've read this short story collection, though, I will have to look for it!

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  4. This is the only Christie book I have read, and it was really good! It definitely intrigued me to read more!!

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  5. Thanks for stopping by this week, I appreciate your visit!!

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  6. I like the sounds of this one as being short stories sounds like the book would be easier to pick and put down. thanks for linking up with #readwithme I have tweeted this post x

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  7. I haven't read this one, but I am going to add it to my to read list.

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  8. Interesting question. I've not read Agatha Christie in years. I think it would be fun to read some again.

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  9. I think I have read all her books and also have a whole collection of books from Agatha Christie !

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  10. That's a good question. I guess authors simply know. :-)
    The View from the Top of the Ladder

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  11. That is an interesting question! I don't know!

    But I do know I enjoyed visiting you for the letter I.

    Thank you.

    A+

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