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March 22, 2020

Poirot Investigates



My happy place and a good spot to read.

How is everyone doing? I am mostly well, but must admit that I’ve had a few fleeting moments of panic. Today marks the eighth day I’ve been in my house. It has been a blessing to have this Agatha Christie project to keep my mind occupied. Aren’t books wonderful?

My local library is now closed, so I read this book online. I prefer an actual book, but it did seem to me that it took less time to read on my iPad. How do you prefer to read?

This week’s selection, Poirot Investigates, is a book containing fourteen short stories. Poirot may have been an excellent investigator, but I apparently am not. I did not realize this was not a novel. This will be our last short story selection, I would like to keep our reading to novels for now.

That being said, I do enjoy short stories and have a published my own in a few anthologies. This was the first time I’d read any of Christie’s Poirot short stories. I liked them very much, but I think I prefer her Poirot novels. My favorite story from this book was The Mystery of Hunter’s Lodge. I think Agatha Christie was quite fascinated with actresses because she uses them in many of her stories.

This past week I also had the opportunity to watch the 1974 Sydney Lumet version of Murder on the Orient Express. I do love that movie, but it is for Ingrid Bergman, Lauren Bacall and Jacqueline Bisset, definitely not Albert Finney’s Poirot.  As I’ve said before, David Suchet is the perfect Poirot.

Next week we will read The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. Until then, stay well, stay in your house, and keep reading to lift your spirits!