Cat among the pigeons (by Agatha Christie)

I was on a roll. No Agatha Christie books in forty plus years, then three in one week. The third book I picked up by the 'queen of crime fiction' was 'Cat among the pigeons'.

This story is set in a girls' school, after a slightly odd opening to the novel in the Middle East, where a young prince, expecting to die, entrusts the family jewels to someone, who in turn entrusts them to his sister.

The plot gradually unfolds after an unexpected murder, until a schoolgirl goes to visit the famous Hercule Poirot and asks for his help.

Fast-paced and cleverly plotted, although I didn't like it quite as much as the other two books I had just read by the same author. Or perhaps it's just that it's best to switch authors rather than trying to read several by the same person one after another.

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