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April 6, 2020

The Big Four

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Happy Sunday! How’s everyone doing? It’s another week that I was unable to get a copy of an Agatha Christie book. You all must be doing a lot of reading out there! After skimming the reviews about this particular Poirot book, I can’t say I’m disappointed that I missed out on it.

This novel, which in actuality was several short stories thread together, is considered by many to be Christie’s least successful novel and her most controversial.  She completed the book while in the process of divorcing her husband and not long after the death of her mother.

Without the book to read, I did the second best thing. I sat down and turned on Britbox, and once again I enjoyed my favorite Poirot actor David Suchet. I thought the show was interesting and was happy I was able to see it. According to one article, this book was hard to film for many reasons, the wide range of locations being only one of them. This story was one of the last to be filmed in the Poirot series.

Beginning next week I will only be putting out one post a week on Mondays. There we will discuss both Poirot and Miss Marple. Until the library reopens we may need to stick to discussing the books I own which means we would be reading out of order. I think that will be fine and we will still be covering every novel featuring Christie’s most famous sleuths.

I hope you and your families are all well. I’m staying home and washing my hands frequently. I hope you are doing the same!