I have taken to reading very light fiction when I travel. And I’m on an Agatha Christie jag right now. This is her first published book ever! My thoughts:
wonderful travel reading, a great start to an incredible career (for both Christie and Poirot)
It’s exciting to read the first published novel of the world’s best selling author of all time. After reading The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, I decided to read all of the Hercule Poirot mysteries, and this is a natural beginning. We meet the detective Poirot, a Belgian refugee in England, and his future traveling companion, Arthur Hastings.
The powerful matron of a wealthy family is poisoned in her sleep! Whodunnit?
I felt the book started a wee bit slow (as always with the first in a series, no?), but once the poisoning happened, it was difficult to put down. Perfect reading for a long flight to Brazil.
[Note on content: No objectionable content, unless you count poisoning an elderly woman or the general idea of murder as entertainment.]