Agatha Christie’s seasonal mystery thriller, reissued with a striking cover designed to appeal to the latest generation of Agatha Christie fans and book lovers.
It is Christmas Eve. The Lee family reunion is shattered by a deafening crash of furniture, followed by a high-pitched wailing scream. Upstairs, the tyrannical Simeon Lee lies dead in a pool of blood, his throat slashed.
But when Hercule Poirot, who is staying in the village with a friend for Christmas, offers to assist, he finds an atmosphere not of mourning but of mutual suspicion. It seems everyone had their own reason to hate the old man…
Claire’s Rating: 4/5
I have loved the TV and film adaptations of Agatha Christie’s works for years, despite being scared silly by them as a child. I only recently began reading the books; Hercule Poirot’s Christmas is one book I haven’t seen adapted.
It isn’t an overly Christmassy book other than it being set at Christmas however being an Agatha Christie story, I wouldn’t expect it to be!
As I haven’t seen an adaptation of this book, it made the read more interesting. I didn’t know who the culprit was so I was kept guessing until the point Poirot works the room of suspects in the way only he does. He suggests everyone could have done it along with their motive before swinging round to put us all out of our misery and accusing the culprit.
Agatha Christie has a style of her own which is a pleasure to read.
So there you go #bookjunkies! A not-so-Christmassy Christmas read! If this piques your interest, Click the link below to get yourself a copy!
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