‘Oh, no’ said Poirot, ‘it is not impossible at all! Listen, and I will tell you.'”
A great way to fight off those stuck-indoor-in-a-blizzard blues is by reading Dead Man’s Folly by Agatha Christie. Hercule Poirot is invited out to a country estate where a murder mystery party is taking place. Once the young girl playing the victim is really murdered, Poirot steps up to solve the crime. Is is the mysterious cousin, just arrived from France? The adoring husband? The jealous secretary? The bickering married couple? I was hooked on the story, and though I’d caught most of the important clues, was completely surprised by the solution.
If you haven’t read Christie’s Poirot yet, this book is a great place to start.
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