05/07/2001

Poirot Investigates (by Agatha Christie)

I'm enjoying reading Agatha Christie's books, and particularly the ones featuring the small and rather arrogant Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. So the title of this book sounded like a good one to try next.

'Poirot Investigates' is actually a collection of early short stories featuring Hercule Poirot, told from the first person perspective of Hastings, his old friend, in a style which I suppose was meant to be reminiscent - in a satirical way - of Watson and Sherlock Holmes.

There's quite a bit of light humour - or at least irony - pervading the stories, as Hastings reveals his own (usually wrong) deductions, and inevitably Poirot shows him where he went wrong, and reveals the correct answer.

Enjoyable.

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