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The A.B.C. Murders by Agatha Christie
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A.B.C Murders by Agatha Christie is a mystery book. It is about a French man named Poirot who is a detective. He is assigned a case that has to do with a serial murderer. Poirot and his friend Hasting have to put themselves into the criminals mind to figure out why and how the criminal did it. This book is about him and his partner trying their best to catch this alphabetically ordered serial killer who signatures his crimes with a A.B.C guide. Poirot has to learn not to look at the inside but the obvious. While Poirot is struggling with the clues the criminal gives he has to go deeper into the situation before the killer gets through all 26 letters, which means, 26 murders if he can’t stop this killer before it’s to late.

I think this book has a really good plot. Christie also did a good job with the characters; they each had their own different, unusual personality. I think that the story line was a tad bit slow for my pace, but it gave great detail and tied together at the end. This book was a helpful resource to my project because it fit into my theme and my question. Overall I liked the book and it was amazing to get to read about the process of a crime and to see how difficult it can be to profile a criminal. It also gave a great example of victimology. I enjoyed that the author switched the point of view a few times in the book; it helped me a lot with the understanding of what was happening. I would recommend this book to people who are interested in crime and justice, or for people who are interested in mystery crimes.

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