- format: Kindle (Amazon)
- File Size: 926 KB
- Print Length: 228 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0425173747
- Publisher: HarperCollins; TV tie-in ed edition (October 14, 2010)
- Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0046A9MUY
A wheelchair-bound Poirot returns to Styles, the venue of his first investigation (THE MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR AT STYLES published in 1920 , where he knows another murder is going to take place…
The house guests at Styles seemed perfectly pleasant to Captain Hastings; there was his own daughter Judith, an inoffensive ornithologist called Norton, dashing Mr Allerton, brittle Miss Cole, Doctor Franklin and his fragile wife Barbara , Nurse Craven, Colonel Luttrell and his charming wife, Daisy, and the charismatic Boyd-Carrington.
So Hastings was shocked to learn from Hercule Poirot’s declaration that one of them was a five-times murderer. True, the ageing detective was crippled with arthritis, but had his deductive instincts finally deserted him?…
Published in 1975, and supposedly written about 35 years earlier, which puts it at the beginning of World War II, apparently during the blitz.
My rating: 4.6
I have been reading this as part of the Agatha Christie Reading Challenge, and this is the penultimate title.