2008: 37. Dead Man’s Folly

“It was Miss Lemon, Poirot’s efficient secretary, who took the call.”

Dead Man’s Folly, Agatha Christie

Well, this is sort of embarrassing, but it turns out that Dead Man’s Folly is the first book I have blogged about twice (see link below).  Worse, I didn’t even realize that I had recently read this until I was doing the hyperlinks for my Agatha Christie Project blog and found an entry about this book.  And while I of course remembered reading it before, I did not remember reading as recently as this time last year.  Whoops.

Which is not to say that this isn’t a pretty good read.  The plot concerns a faux murder hunt that Ariadne Oliver (the Christie stand in) has been hired to concoct for the local fete.  She starts to feel suspicious that something more sinister is in the air, so she brings Poirot down on a pretext (to hand out the prizes) and to investigate the clues.  And, in fact, sure enough a real murder occurs!!  A neat plot twist, and a pretty good mystery, and totally worth reading, even if I forgot that I had.


Date/Place Completed: 3/7/08; D.C.

Categories: Fiction, Re-Read, Agatha Christie Project, Re-blog

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