Comments: 10
BrokenTune 1 month ago
It's been a while since I've read this, too, but this is the one where Hercule falls out with the vegetable marrow, isn't it?
It is indeed. He hurls one over a hedge.
BrokenTune 1 month ago
Hehe. One sympathises. ;D
That scene is so funny. :)
Murder by Death 1 month ago
So it turns out I've apparently READ this book - contrary to what I told BT in another thread. The only reason I know this is b/c Book Cupidity liked my review of it on GR the other day.

I have absolutely no recollection of this book at all. (Although that marrow over the hedge tickles at least two little grey cells.) You'd think, given the twist, I'd remember *something* about it...???
Btw, I think by the reworked definitions, this would fit for "Terror in a Small Town" as well. If, as Lillelara successfully argued, Christie's "The Moving Finger" was approved on the grounds that [any] murder causes terror in a small town (and "Moving Finger" is actually set in a village, as is this book), then certainly the brutal, unexplainable murder of the local industrialist would have to be seen as having the same effect ... (especially as there are quite a number of people whose skeletons are threatening to emerge from their closets as a result).
Good point. I am not terribly awake!
Moonlight Reader 1 month ago
Themis, I agree. It also qualifies for "amateur sleuth," since Poirot has left his career with the Belgian police at this point.

This is some of Agatha's best work, IMO. It's an extremely daring solution.
You could only do it once, but she did it with great style.
Yes -- definitly another one of my all-time favorite Poirots. And not only for the solution (though obviously in large parts also because of that.)