The Double Clue (Quick Reads 2016): And Other Hercule Poirot Stories by Agatha Christie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A perfect introduction to Agatha Christie - four of the best Hercule Poirot stories, chosen for their readability and sense of adventure.
A man is found shot through the head in a locked room. A wealthy banker vanishes while posting a letter. A thief disappears with a haul of rubies and emeralds. And, in the golden sands of Egypt, the men who discovered an ancient tomb are dying one by one . . .
Hercule Poirot, the fussy Belgian detective with the egg-shaped head and immaculate moustache, solved some of the world’s most puzzling crimes. This book contains four of the very best stories, selected by John Curran, author of Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks, and Sophie Hannah, who wrote the brand new Hercule Poirot novel, The Monogram Murders.
Includes the stories ‘The Double Clue’, ‘The Market Basing Mystery’, ‘The Disappearance of Mr Davenheim’ and ‘The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb’.
I always love to read the quick reads for the year, I find them easy to fit around every day life. I have never read an Agatha Christie book so was very excited to find this in the line up for this year.
This book is made up from 4 short stories, each is completely different to the one before and are interesting enough.
As a reader totally knew to Agatha Christie, I was amazed at how much could be packed into a few pages, I felt that the action really began from the first page. There was no build up of the characters or a lot of description, however I would have thought the majority of people would not be knew to Poirot.
I would say that this is a good introduction to Agatha Christies writing and I would recommend it if you are a fan.
I would like to thank the publisher for sending this in exchange for an honest review.