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Book Review: Murder on the Orient Express By Agatha Christie

Plot: Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the famous Orient Express in its tracks as it travels through the mountainous Balkans. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year but, by the morning, it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, hisContinue reading “Book Review: Murder on the Orient Express By Agatha Christie”

Book Review: Lord Edgware Dies By Agatha Christie

Plot: It’s true; Hercule Poirot had been present when the famous actress Jane Wilkinson bragged of her plan to ‘get rid of’ her estranged husband, Lord Edgware. Now the man was dead. And yet the great Belgian detective couldn’t help feeling that he was being taken for a ride. After all, how could Jane haveContinue reading “Book Review: Lord Edgware Dies By Agatha Christie”

Book Review: Peril At The End House By Agatha Christie

Plot: Hercule Poirot is vacationing on the Cornish coast when he meets Nick Buckley. Nick is the young and reckless mistress of End House, an imposing structure perched on the rocky cliffs of St. Loo. Poirot quickly takes a particular interest in the young woman. Recently, she has narrowly escaped a series of life-threatening accidents.Continue reading “Book Review: Peril At The End House By Agatha Christie”

Book Review: The Big Four By Agatha Christie

Plot: Framed in the doorway of Poirot’s bedroom stood an uninvited guest, coated from head to foot in dust. The man’s gaunt face stared for a moment, then he swayed and fell. Who was he? Was he suffering from shock or just exhaustion? Above all, what was the significance of the figure 4, scribbled overContinue reading “Book Review: The Big Four By Agatha Christie”

Book Review: The Blue Train By Agatha Christie

Plot: A mysterious woman, a legendary cursed jewel, and a night train from London to the French Riviera — ingredients for the perfect romance or the perfect crime? When the train stops, the jewel is missing, and the woman is found dead in her compartment. It’s the perfect mystery, filled with passion, greed, deceit, andContinue reading “Book Review: The Blue Train By Agatha Christie”

Book Review: The Murder On The Links By Agatha Christie

Plot: When Hercule Poirot and his associate Arthur Hastings arrive in the French village of Merlinville-sur-Mer to meet their client Paul Renauld, they learn from the police that he has been found that morning stabbed in the back with a letter opener and left in a newly-dug grave adjacent to a local golf course. AmongContinue reading “Book Review: The Murder On The Links By Agatha Christie”

Book Review: The Mysterious Affair at Styles By Agatha Christie

Plot: Agatha Christie’s debut novel was also the first to feature Hercule Poirot, her famously eccentric Belgian detective. A refugee of the Great War, Poirot has settled in England near Styles Court, the country estate of his wealthy benefactor, the elderly Emily Inglethorp. When Emily is poisoned and the authorities are baffled, Poirot puts hisContinue reading “Book Review: The Mysterious Affair at Styles By Agatha Christie”

Book Review: The Christie Affair By Nina De Gramont

Plot: In 1926, Agatha Christie disappeared for 11 days. Only I know the truth of her disappearance.I’m no Hercule Poirot.I’m her husband’s mistress. Agatha Christie’s world is one of glamorous society parties, country house weekends, and growing literary fame. Nan O’Dea’s world is something very different. Her attempts to escape a tough London upbringing duringContinue reading “Book Review: The Christie Affair By Nina De Gramont”

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