2008: 156. Poirot Investigates

“I was standing at the window of Poirot’s rooms looking out idly on the street below.”

Poirot Investigates, Agatha Christie

This is the first book I actually completed after Nate arrived. It wasn’t too taxing - it’s a collection of short stories concerning Poirot and Hastings, all meant to show off what a wonderful detective our favorite Belgian is...  It is again, one of Agatha Christie’s first novels, so the characters aren’t as complex as some later books (plus, these are short stories, too, so you know, not as much characterization).  But the mysteries are pretty good - I especially liked “The Case of the Missing Will” in which a bluestocking hires Poirot to crack a hidden will that her wimmen-hating uncle left, because it amused me to see the misogynist defeated, and I liked the Poirot was on the side of educated women!  They are a collection of fun little mystery stories - quite fun and the perfect thing to read in the first sleepless days of child rearing.

Date/Place Completed: 10/15/08; D.C.

Categories:  Fiction, Re-read; Agatha Christie Project


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