The blurb: The very first collection of superb short stories featuring Hercule Poirot and Captain Hastings…
First there was the mystery of the film star and the diamond… then came the ‘suicide’ that was murder… the mystery of the absurdly chaep flat… a suspicious death in a locked gun-room… a million dollar bond robbery… the curse of a pharoah’s tomb… a jewel robbery by the sea… the abduction of a Prime Minister… the disappearance of a banker… a phone call from a dying man… and, finally, the mystery of the missing willl.
What links these fascinating cases? Only the brilliant deductive powers of Hercule Poirot!
My review: I love Poirot. I didn’t see short stories here though and was disappointed it wasn’t a full scale adventure. The Christie’s are very slim books as it is, not a great vehicle for short stories and you can’t help but feel that it’s a little bit of a rip off to pay full price for this collection. But hey ho, they were still good. But I feel that it should’ve been clearer and not added into the back listing of Poirot books, as they’re listed in order, I could’ve skipped this one. I do love Captain Hastings though!
Although some very good mysteries here, I did start to think they were all the same – misdirection and always the most obvious person pretending to be someone else. All a little bit too similar when read together. One for the ereader methinks.
Never thought I’d say this but…
6 out of 10 ******
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