After the Funeral
‘It’s been hushed up very nicely, hasn’t it? But he was murdered, wasn’t he?’ There are certain things that are best left unsaid. Though tragedy had touched the life of the wealthy Richard Abernethie, his sudden death seemed pretty unremarkable for a man of his age. So why would his sister wait... show more
‘It’s been hushed up very nicely, hasn’t it? But he was murdered, wasn’t he?’
There are certain things that are best left unsaid. Though tragedy had touched the life of the wealthy Richard Abernethie, his sudden death seemed pretty unremarkable for a man of his age. So why would his sister wait until his funeral to say he had been murdered?
When she is savagely killed with a hatchet the next day, her extraordinary remark suddenly takes on a chilling significance. In desperation, the family solicitor turns to Hercule Poirot to unravel the mystery…
źródło opisu: http://www.harpercollins.co.uk/titles/9780007562695/after-the-funeral
źródło okładki: http://www.harpercollins.co.uk/titles/9780007562695/after-the-funeral
Publish date: 2014-03
Edition language: English
Series: Hercule Poirot (#29)
This one was not my favorite. It took awhile to get going, Poirot doesn't show up until just after the 25% mark, and I had a hard time wrapping my head around the cast of characters for the longest time. Despite all that, I didn't hate it, and it was a fast read.
This is the third Agatha Christie novel I’ve read, and I’ve definitely passed the threshold from wary curiosity to fandom. The first two (And Then There Were None; Orient Express) were so famous that even a detective mystery averse reader like me knew of them, but I’d never heard of this one. It was...
Another Poirot I had to read because of my spouse's addiction to re-reading the books after we've seen videos of same. In this one, a rich old man, Richard Abernethie, dies and leaves a large fortune. The family gathers for the reading of the will, and one of them, Cora Lansquenet, blurts out someth...
Should murder make sense? Mr Entwhistle wondered. Academically the answer was yes. But many pointless crimes were on record. It depended, Mr Entwhistle reflected, on the mentality of the murderer. This was my first time reading After the Funeral, but, of course, it is the story that is loosely used...
Hercule Poirot, my favorite! No words need