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Hallowe'en Party by Agatha Christie
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Mar 02, 09

bookshelves: 2009, agatha-christie, reviews
Recommended to Phayvanh by: library browse
Recommended for: Poirot fans
Read in February, 2009

This was an entertaining, lesser-known story that utilizes all the fun Poirot-style deductions, without many trite/cliche moments--until the end, when we find out (from Mr. Poirot himself) that the killer was cold-blodded, cunning, etc. Not really how I'd imagined him.

Unlike many of Christie's other stories, I was able to figure out the story before it was revealed, which was very satisfying. Poirot and his friend Ms. Oliver, are very fully rendered, as are the cloistered neighbors of Woodleigh Common, the setting here.

This subdued story is tragic, loving, and full-circle. Don't pass it up. Yes, at my next Halloween Party, we will play snapdragon!

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