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The Quilty Reader

Lawyer, mother, avid reader. Game host extraordinaire! Partner in crime to Obsidian Black Plague! My bookish weaknesses include classics, fantasy, YA, and agreeing to read more books than is even remotely possible.

Collection of 4 stories

Murder in the Mews: Four Cases of Hercule Poirot - Agatha Christie

I actually listened to all but the last story, Triangle at Rhodes. Overall:


Murder in the Mews: This is a novella length Poirot story, which I listened to on a 2 hour drive that extended to 3 hours because of some traffic delays. It held my attention, and has an interesting twist at the end. The most interesting of the bunch, in my opinion.


The Incredible Theft: I usually find it a bit meh when Christie goes political (except for The Secret of Chimneys. I love that one). This was no exception. I figured out the solution to this one pretty easily, and didn't think much of any of the characters.


Dead Man's Mirror: This is the most classically Poirot of the four stories in this book. It is quite a long story, and well-developed. The victim in this case, Gervase Chevenix-Gore was an interesting and unlikeable fellow.


Triangle at Rhodes: Started out like Evil Under the Sun, ended up like Death on the Nile. Quite short. Well done.


I am not a huge fan of short stories, and these were no exception, however. I much prefer my narratives novel-length.