Jennifer's Reviews > The A.B.C. Murders

The A.B.C. Murders by Agatha Christie
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Mar 15, 2010

liked it
bookshelves: mystery
Recommended to Jennifer by:

The A.B.C. Murders was an average mystery, which is to say that is was good, but not Agatha Christie good. It had the possibility of great excitement and tension due to the notes Poirot was receiving before each murder but failed to capitalize on it. There was no real thrill.

Poirot is known for using his "little gray cells" instead of doing typical physical detective work. A reader is used to seeing Poirot ponder while others scurry looking for "real" clues. In this novel, everyone seemed to ponder, with no real action of any kind. While the killer was surprising, if perhaps a bit improbable, the book itself was ultimately forgettable.

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read The A.B.C. Murders.
Sign In »

No comments have been added yet.