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Five Little Pigs
Five Little Pigs | Agatha Christie
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Beautiful Caroline Crale Was Convicted Of Poisoning Her Husband, Yet There Were Five Other Suspects: Philip Blake (The Stockbroker) Who Went To Market; Meredith Blake (The Amateur Herbalist) Who Stayed At Home; Elsa Greer (The Three-Time Divorcee) Who Had Roast Beef; Cecilia Williams (The Devoted Governess) Who Had None; And Angela Warren (The Disfigured Sister) Who Cried Wee Wee Wee All The Way Home. It Is Sixteen Years Later, But Hercule Poirot Just Can T Get That Nursery Rhyme Out Of His Mind&
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VioletMoonBooks
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'Five Little Pigs' deals with the story of a woman who has been convicted and killed for the murder of her husband- the reputable bohemian artist Amyas Crale. Caroline Crale, his wife, is sentenced to death for poisoning her husband, by lacing his drink with the lethal poison coniine.
#FiveLittlePigs #AgathaChristie #HerculePoirot #Poirot #Mystery #Crime #Classics #MysteryThriller #Detective #Audiobook #Thriller #BritishLiterature #Adult 💞💞💞💞

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Vansa
Murder in Retrospect | Agatha Christie
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#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView thanks a lot for the tag @Eggs !
1. I would say fast moving for modern authors,too many of them adopt the slow burn,too few of them are able to pull it off.
2.I think Agatha Christie's an absolute queen at plotting,tagged book is one of my favourites of hers, though there are so many that are wonderful.
These are fascinating questions,consider yourself tagged,everyone!!Would love recommendations for well plotted books.

TheSpineView Agatha Christie's books are well done! Thanks for playing! 7mo
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rwmg
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Carla Lemarchant asks Poirot to revisit the murder her mother was found guilty of 16 years ago.

Excellently done. I fell for the red herring as usual.

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BookDragonNotWorm
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After her mom is convicted of killing her father, a girl is sent to live with relatives. On her 21st b-day, she's given a letter from her mom declaring her innocence. Now she must find the truth about what happened. Written in the 40s, compares with modern books. Christie weaves a tangled web of secrets & deceit, giving the reader all the clues they need to figure out who committed the crime while creating enough diversions to keep them guessing

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GatheringBooks
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Lizpixie
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Bk16 of April(and the last!)& Bk1 of #20in4 #readathon is done! It‘s past 12am here so it‘s 1st of May🍂 This is one of my favourite Dame Agathas, it‘s more cerebral than most as the crime is so old. I really like the David Suchet Tv ep of this too. #LitsyAtoZ2021 #LetterF #PickYourPoison #ReadChristie2021 #ReadItAgainSam #HistoricalFiction #BritishCrimeClassicChallenge #VintageMysteryChallenge #BackToTheClassicsChallenge2021 #CloakDaggerChal👇

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Bookish_Gal
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This was an intriguing story from the beginning, though not immensely attentive. Who murdered the artist? What got me was the continuous sense of woman jealousy. Especially between wife and an upcoming mistress. It was interesting in the sense that this was Poirot looking into a 16 year old case, already closed. I really thought I had the case down, but at the last moment it was turned around. Once again Agatha got me. #AgathaChristie

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This‘ll be my quick Sunday read today as I recover from my weekend vaccine dose. Not too bad so far, but I feel exhausted.
The second title of this book keeps throwing me off. Either way, I‘m getting why. Poirot has been asked to investigate a murder from 16 years ago from the daughter of the charged (and died in jail) to clear her name. She claims her mother innocent, that she didn‘t kill her husband. Five pigs, five suspects. #agathachristie

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VioletMoonBooks
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twinkletoes74
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Another classic from Agatha Christie.

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Caffeinated_Reader
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#121 of my year. I have yet to read this series and although I‘m starting it waaay out of order, it‘s all I had on hand so we will go with it lol I‘m listening to So Done by The Kid LAROI 🖤

Caffeinated_Reader Wow that was exciting. I loved the language of the book and how proper everyone was. I sometimes wish I grew up back then when everyone dressed up and was so kind and intelligent with one another but yeah I would miss wearing pants too much without causing a scandal sooooo probably wouldn‘t last long back then lol I definitely want to read the rest of this series. It‘s so smart and well put together. 2y
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RainyDayReading
Five Little Pigs | Agatha Christie
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Quick and easy read. I admit I wasn't as captivated by this mystery as I have been by other Christie novels but it was still entertaining all the same. I found myself half right at the end with who I thought did it. I think I prefer the Poirot books when a murder has just happened instead of in this one where Poirot investigates a murder several years in the past.

RainyDayReading This is technically the “4th“ #bookspin book I've read even though I think this was number 7 in the pile? 🙈 I may have bent the rules a wee bit haha. @TheAromaofBooks 2y
TheAromaofBooks As long as books are getting checked off the list, I'm happy! 😂 2y
RainyDayReading @TheAromaofBooks You and me both haha 2y
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VioletMoonBooks
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raeintheworld
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Back to back books about selfish, cheating men who end up dead. I feel like Christie must have been going through something.

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erista
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Pretty decent time for day one of #24in48 , I think. I‘ve started on this Christie novel and hope to get at least 2 more hours in tonight.

YouBookMe Hope you enjoy the book! I think it was my first Agatha Christie novel, which led to a long and happy binge where I read every book by her that I could get my hands on. 3y
erista @YouBookMe I‘m still making my way through all her books. Hope to someday conquer them all. I‘m about halfway in and enjoying it a lot so far! 3y
Readerann I just read this recently and really liked it. 3y
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Madison91
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I think Agatha Christie is a little old school for me, I love the stories, but the writing is a lot for me to take in.

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elkeOriginal
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This is a fun one where Poirot investigates a crime from 16 years prior - with suspects narrowed to five ‘little pigs‘ as the rhyme keeps playing in his head. I liked the structure and how each person interviewed adds bits to the overall story. Poirot always spots the important bits even when people‘s memories are blurry. Or they are lying. Lots of feminist zingers especially in regard to cheating husbands.
#poirot #seriesread #agathachristie

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cjbooklover
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I finished the book! Now time to watch the Twilight Zone and eat! I think there may be cookies in my future too...🤔 #readinthenewyear #hour2 #newyearseats

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cjbooklover
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Trying to finish this book before the New Year! Chilling with my book and some lights! So excited! #readinthenewyear #hour1 #currentlyreading

LiteraryinLawrence This is one of my favorite Agatha Christies. Enjoy! 4y
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jenniferajanes
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I love Agatha Christie mysteries and don‘t spend enough time reading/rereading them! This was the first time I‘ve read Five Little Pigs. It did not disappoint! Hercule Poirot solved a murder that occurred 16 years ago, and he did it with his usual panache. The ending was quite satisfying although somewhat ambiguous. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

This puts me at 17 hours for #24B42019!

BeansPage Awesome! Don't forget you have all day tomorrow too! 😉 4y
jenniferajanes @TheReadingMermaid Thanks! I‘m choosing my next read now. I have to drive part of the day tomorrow, but I‘m hoping I can get the full 24! 4y
BeansPage Yaaaasss!!! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 4y
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Andrew65 Best of luck with getting to the 24 hours tomorrow, I am in the same situation due to family commitments will be driving for about 4 1/2 hours, so an audiobook calls. 👍😊 4y
jenniferajanes @Andrew65 Good luck to you too! I think I may start the #HPBuddyRead on audiobook on the way home. 😉 4y
Andrew65 @jenniferajanes Thanks, that‘s how I will be doing the #HPBuddyRead I have heard Stephen Fry does an excellent job. However I do not get the first book until 5th January. (edited) 4y
jenniferajanes @Andrew65 I‘ve not heard the Stephen Fry version, but I‘m sure it‘s wonderful! I used Audible credits to collect the Jim Dale series in 2016. This will be my second time all the way through. What will you listen to while you wait for January 5? 4y
Andrew65 @jenniferajanes I‘m going to be starting the Gaslight Mysteries Series by Victoria Thompson set in early 20th Century New York. 4y
Andrew65 @jenniferajanes Jim Dale is the narrator for one of my favourite audiobooks 4y
jenniferajanes @Andrew65 That sounds like a good series! Oh, I haven‘t read The Night Circus. I‘ll have to check it out! 4y
Andrew65 @jenniferajanes Definitely recommend it, I love that book. So refreshing and so different. 4y
jenniferajanes @Andrew65 I‘ve added it to my Amazon wish list. Thank you! 4y
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jenniferajanes
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@cjbooklover and I picked up several Agatha Christie novels on sale for Kindle after Christmas. We‘re starting this one tonight! #24B42019

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GidgetsTreasures75
Murder in Retrospect | Agatha Christie
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11-18-18: My 58th finished book of 2018! 👍🏼📖#️⃣5️⃣8️⃣

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LiteraryinLawrence
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So the BEST thing happened when I was rereading this classic by Agatha Christie: I misremembered the ending! So the whole time, I thought I knew who did it but was still enjoying the ride, but then at the end I got that genuine surprise when Poirot revealed the solution. This remains one of my top Christies.

It‘s pictured on my newish treat to myself, this quilt from Signals.com with a colorful bookcase on it. ☺️

BethwithBooks Fantastic quilt!! 4y
LiteraryinLawrence @BethwithBooks Thanks! I had been eying it for like a year before I decided to get it. It‘s my favorite reading blanket now! 4y
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JoScho Amazing! 4y
Centique OMG I love that quilt! 4y
CatLass007 Gorgeous! I must have that quilt. 4y
BookMaven407 That quilt ❤️! 4y
CrowCAH Awesome quilt! 4y
Gillyreads Ah that quilt is amazing 4y
tammysue Love it wow! 4y
Dragon There‘s a good tv adaptation of this book. Definitely a favourite of mine. 4y
BennettBookworm STUNNING QUILT! 4y
GripLitGrl Love that quilt 😍😍😍😎 4y
teebe 😍 4y
LeahBergen Beautiful! 4y
batsy Gorgeous quilt 😍 4y
erzascarletbookgasm Your quilt! ❤️😍 4y
Cathythoughts What a lovely quilt ... so sweet 4y
tracey38 Love the quilt!!! 4y
Kempii That quilt is amazing! It took me a moment to figure out what I was seeing. 4y
rather_be_reading omg!!😍😍 4y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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“Poirot said placidly, “One does not, you know, employ merely the muscles. I do not need to bend and measure the footprints and pick up the cigarette ends and examine the bent blades of grass. It is enough for me to sit back in my chair and think. It is this – ” he tapped his egg-shaped head – “this, that functions!”

#readingwomenmonth #anumberinthetitle
From Dame Agatha Christie!

Dragon Little grey cells hard at work! Love 💕 The Moustache. 4y
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collegecatlady
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This dragged on in too many places for me to give it a pick. Not my favorite Christie.

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CaitMobley
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Cozy morning reading.

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batsy
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#BooksYouReread #AllTheBooksof2017

Read Much Ado About Nothing with the delightful #ShakespeareReadAlong gang and The Secret History for the #readingenvyreadalong. Both were a blast and the discussions were fun and insightful . Reread the Christies for #maidensofmurder on Instagram, but as soon as I heard about Litsy's own #agathachristieclub I ditched the maidens faster than Hastings can figure out what Poirot is up to 😂 ❤️

rohit-sawant Poor Hastings 😂 5y
batsy @rohit-sawant 😂 5y
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Brie
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Another enjoyable listen. I think I only have one more nursery rhyme themed mystery to go. A painter is poisoned, and his wife is convicted of the murder, but the daughter is unconvinced and goes to Poirot for help. This case is unusual as it is re-investigated 16 years after the crime. Poirot narrows down the suspects to “five little pigs.” I was sure I had this one figured out but I guessed wrong.

batsy I like this one, too. And I found it to be one of the more memorable episodes in the David Suchet Poirot series 🙂 5y
Brie @batsy I‘ve only seen a few episodes of that series. I should watch more, and definitely this episode. 5y
Dragon I agree with @batsy this episode is very well done. I remember I reread the book after watching it. 😀🐉 5y
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LauraBrook
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At the office, waiting for a client, trying to get some pages in. (Glad my coworker didn‘t come in while I was taking this pic in her room!)

LeahBergen 😆 5y
DivineDiana 😂 5y
[DELETED] 3803335244 Oh Agatha ❤️❤️❤️❤️, I bet your co worker already knows your a book nerd. 😂 5y
LauraBrook @ForeverNerdy Oh, she for sure knows. She‘s a reader too, and probably reads like a regular person (~40 books a year), so she enjoys giving me 💩 about needing to get a life and step away from the books. Never!!! 5y
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JDMagnus
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I liked that all the facts, in the form of narratives, were laid out for you to solve yourself alongside Poirot. Makes it a unique read. Not in my top five of her books but still quite good. And as usual, I was once again deceived into believing I knew who was the killer only for Dame Agatha to pull another one on me. Sneaky sneaky 😉

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JDMagnus
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It's my birthday in just a few hours! Reading this Dame Agatha book to greet my day with what is hopefully a nice read 😊

Bklover Happy Birthday! Hope it's a great day! 5y
monkeygirlsmama Happy Birthday! 🎂 5y
Megabooks Have a great birthday!! 🎉🎁🎉🎁 5y
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underthebelljar Happy birthday!! 😄🎉🎁 5y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Happy Happy Birthday!!🌻 5y
TheLibrarian Happy Birthday! 🎂🎉 5y
Laura317 Happy Birthday! I hope you get some new books! 5y
minkyb Happy Birthday! 5y
mabell Happy Birthday! Reading a little Christie only makes it better! 🎂🎉🎁 5y
JDMagnus Thank you everyone! 😊 5y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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This one is when Poirot investigates a murder that happened sixteen years ago!
#drinksoncovers #anditsaugust

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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
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How awesome to read a Christie I never ever read before! A really good one too with a great twist. I'm escaping a bit at the moment...

BarbaraJean Would you believe I've never read any Agatha Christie?! I'll be remedying that in a couple months, as we have Murder on the Orient Express lined up for book club. 5y
MommyWantsToReadHerBook Oh my goodness, how can you not have read the Dame?? MOTOE is a good one 5y
BarbaraJean I know! It's a huge hole in my reading! 5y
MommyWantsToReadHerBook Ugh, reminded when I was looking for something to read next that not ALL her books are good. Stay away from the international espionage ones in general ☺, although They came to Baghdad was excellent. The Marples and the Poirots are rightly most famous 5y
BarbaraJean Ha! Good to know! 5y
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Rachbb3
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I love my local used bookstore. ❤📚
#bookhaul

DebinHawaii Great stack!! 📚👍 5y
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batsy
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Read this for the February Christie pick by #maidensofmurder (on Instagram). This is a pretty old copy that we've had since 1983. I'm not sure what happened to the cover. Did someone eat it? This book has clearly gone through a lot. The story itself is not one of my favourite Christies, but it's okay. The character of Caroline Crale made me sad, especially in light of Christie's own life and her first husband's infidelity.

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Lizpixie
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#FunFridayPhoto My go-to #ComfortReads is definitely Dame Agathas wonderful detective fiction. There's nothing like a Poirot crime story set in Egypt or Mesopotamia in the 1930s, or a Miss Marple murder mystery set in a small village in rural England in the 1950s to make you feel all happy & nostalgic. I can read her stories over & over again, they're just so much fun.☺️#christiescrimeclub

KtheBookwyrm You have all matching editions! Love it. 6y
Maike I love your collection! 😍 6y
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Varshitha ❤️ Agatha Christie .. And the collection 😍 6y
LiteraryinLawrence She's my go-to also! 6y
Dragon It's fun to escape into a Christie 👍😀 6y
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Varshitha
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6 more hours to go.. ⏱The Catcher in the Rye and Five Little Pigs done, started Godfather📚.. Also listening to Gone Girl... I haven't read this much in years..🤓 #24in48 #readathon

LiteraryinLawrence Five Little Pigs is a great one! Enjoy it! 6y
Varshitha Thanks @LiteraryinLititz ,, it was a great read!! 6y
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Varshitha
Five Little Pigs | Agatha Christie

I am reading alone, snuggled up in my bed.. We do not have pets and I am the lone reader in my family.. So it's just me and my books.. #24in48 #readathon

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Varshitha
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Early morning read!!!.. Starting out with Agatha Christie.. In still have 17 hrs to go.. Not sure I can reach the 24hr mark, but will sure give it a try.. #24in48 #readathon #AgathaChristie #Poirot🕵🏻

youngreadrshelf Love Agatha! If I ever get a cat, I will name her Agatha (or Miss Marple). 6y
Varshitha That will b a great name😊 6y
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Exia
Five Little Pigs | Agatha Christie

Liked the ending but the process is too tiresome.

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One4theRead
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Men—‘ said Miss Williams, and stopped.
As a rich property owner says ‘Bolsheviks‘—as an earnest Communist says ‘Capitalists!‘—as a good housewife says ‘Blackbeetles‘—so did Miss Williams say ‘Men!”

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BooksMcD
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I'm a fan of Agatha Christie, but this work falls short of her usual high standard. Instead of a cohesive case littered with clues, the reader is left with five separate narratives and an obvious, boring resolution. It's piecemeal writing that lacks enough scenes with Poirot to lighten the text.

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BooksMcD
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A scandal, indeed!