rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is the first in the series by Christie I have begun with. I am really satisfied with her writing style which makes you stop not guessing who the murderer is but the irony is that it keeps on wavering whilst progressing towards the end pages of the book. This book introduced the English literature’s most celebrated detective charecter Hercule Poirot. I am sure he makes an impression which would drive you to read the other books in the series,in which he is featured. Such is the kind of impact of this powerful little man with a whole lot of little ideas.A man of method he is for sure which you will accord by the end of the book. I thoroughly enjoyed his conversations with Hastings, listed below… ->For it is of the most complicated! It puzzles me. Me, Hercule Poirot! ->there is method in his madness ->Poirot studied me attentively for a moment or two. Then, to my intense surprise, he shook his head decidedly.
“No, my friend.”
“Oh, look here, why not?”
“Two is enough for a secret” ->The colossal cheek of the little man! ->Who on earth but Poirot would have thought of a trial for murder as a restorer of conjugal happiness! This is a must read for every one who loves mystery sort of things or to be precise for mystery genre beginners I believe.I am sure I won’t be turned down by reading more of Hercule Poirot’s way of unveiling the mystery….with his ‘little ideas’………. View all my reviews.