2008: 33. Double Sin and Other Stories

“I called at my friend Poirot’s rooms to find him sadly overworked.  So much had become the rage that every rich woman who had mislaid a bracelet or lost a pet kitten rushed to secure the services of the great Hercule Poirot.”

Double Sin and Other Stories, Agatha Christie

A collection of short stories, ranging from Hercule Poirot catching an antiques thief (and showing up Hastings in the process, which is always fun), to Miss Marple solving a murder in a church, plus a creepy story about a haunted doll.  I particularly enjoyed “Wasps’ Nest” in which Poirot stops a murder before it happens, and saves two men’s lives in the process (because the murderer was going to fake up his suicide so that his rival in love would take the fall for the murder and then get hung.  VERY melodramatic, but killer).  A nice quick read, not to complex, but fun fun fun.

Date/Place Completed: 3/2/08; D.C.

Categories: Fiction, Re-Read, Agatha Christie Project

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