The Big Four
Framed in the doorway of Hercule Poirot’s bedroom stands an uninvited guest, coated from head to foot in dust. The man stares for a moment, then he sways and falls. Who is he? Is he suffering from shock or just exhaustion? Above all, what is the significance of the figure 4, scribbled over and... show more
Framed in the doorway of Hercule Poirot’s bedroom stands an uninvited guest, coated from head to foot in dust. The man stares for a moment, then he sways and falls. Who is he? Is he suffering from shock or just exhaustion? Above all, what is the significance of the figure 4, scribbled over and over again on a sheet of paper? Poirot finds himself plunged into a world of international intrigue, risking his life—and that of his “twin brother”—to uncover the truth.
Publish date: August 30th 2011
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages no: 211
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, 20th Century
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Hercule Poirot (#5)
This book reads like a weird James Bond - Inspector Clouseau - Sherlock Holmes mashup. Does this make the book any better? No, it doesn´t. The Big Four is a bad novel and as the story progressed it became more and more ridiculous. I can´t necessarily complain about the characters as they are prett...
‘But Poirot— why?’ This is possibly the most appropriate quotation I can choose to describe the book. The Big Four has one of the silliest plots of Christie's books which is based on Poirot and Hastings engaging in international crime and espionage - much in the same way that Holmes and Watson d...
I expected more from Agatha Christie. Steer clear of the 1920s James Bond style super-villains in this one.
Grumpy reader is grumpy. Previously, I noted that I was in the process of rereading the Poirot canon. If they all sucked like this book sucked, I'd throw in the towel. Fortunately, The Big Four is a rare clunker by an author who usually provides a good read. I can't even explain this book. It in...
When I was growing up my best friend was obsessed with Agatha Christie. At his behest my other two besties and I read this book and quickly started referring to ourselves at the big four. Now many many years later, I really didn't remember anything about the book other than it being about a group of...