book review: Murder on the Links, by Agatha Christie

In my capricious quest to read all of Christie’s Poirot books, I read and enjoyed Poirot’s second outing.

murder, passion, deceit, and true love, served with ample red herrings

In this, Agatha Christie’s third novel and Hercule Poirot’s second appearance (after The Mysterious Affair at Styles), the author and her detective continue to delight and dizzy. Poirot and Hastings travel to France to investigate a murder and we think we’ve reached the bottom of it…about five times. I’d never have guessed the actual solution, but watching Poirot at work and Hastings being wowed by the ladies and not as quick on the case (he’s the reader – i.e., me or you – in the novel, the one we can relate to!) was the real pleasure anyway.

I thoroughly enjoyed the ride.

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