Peril at End House by Agatha Christie

Peril at End House is classic Poirot. Lovely Nick doesn’t know her life is in danger until Poirot helpfully points out that her near-accidents were probably not coincidence. But why would any of her friends want her dead? She’s not rich, she’s not mean. Poirot is determined to keep her …

The Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie

Yes, Poirot again. I’ve been on a bit of a kick lately, I know. I’m almost reading/re-reading the series in order. I #4 earlier this year and obviously still remember it wall. I skipped #5 because I don’t like it. So now we’re at #6, The Mystery of the Blue …

Poirot Investigates by Agatha Christie

I’m not sure if I’ve ever read Poirot Investigates before. I think I prefer the full-length novels to the short stories, although this is a good collection. Since these are all short stories, they are quick mysteries. We don’t get to know many characters well and in a few the …

The Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie

So, I’ve discovered that, depending on what’s going on in the office and what I’m doing, I can listen to audiobooks at work. When I’m folding newsletter, for example, or copying and pasting graphs. But, they can’t be overly complicated or at all potentially offensive, which means vintage mysteries, like …

Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

Death on the Nile is a classic Poirot mystery.  Poirot is on vacation in Egypt, taking a cruise on the Nile – and of course a murder occurs. Happily, Colonel Race is on board too and the two of them take up the investigation. We’ve got a lot of people …

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is definitely one of Agatha Christie’s best, but it was a reread for me, so I knew who the killer was. And the whodunnit is what makes this such a great mystery. Hercule Poirot has “retired” to the peaceful village of  King’s Abbot, keeping his …