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READ è Hercule Poirot's Christmas ☆ An alternate cover edition can be found hereMotives for Murder A fortune in uncut diamonds hidden by an eccentric old man A woman's love too freely given A business empire built on ruthlessness Each of them may have been a motive for the brutal slaying of wealthy old Simeon Lee Coupled with Lee's family each meBuilt on ruthlessness Each of them may have been a motive for the brutal slaying of wealthy old Simeon Lee Coupled with Lee's family each member of which hated him and wi. 425 ❤November 2020 book 26I don't review her books never could because honestly I will be bias because I love her For all who don't know I am in love with Agatha Christie ever since I started reading her books 5 years ago and I planned to read a book of her each monthhopefully so that I don't run out of her books

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An alternate cover edition can be found hereMotives for Murder A fortune in uncut diamonds hidden by an eccentric old man A woman's love too freely given A business empire. Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie is a 1938 publication A masterful Golden Age mystery Simeon Lee a difficult old man blessed with wealth but cursed with bad health has invited his adult children home for the holidays One might believe the old man has become sentimental and is hoping for a reconciliation and perhaps forgiveness from his family before he passes on However that doesn’t appear to be the case It would seem that Lee the host of this less than cheerful gathering is playing some dastardly tricks on the people who hope to inherit his fortune Unfortunately his game backfires horribly leaving investigators with a house full of suspects and a puzzling locked room mystery on their hands Thankfully Hercule Poirot has kindly offered his assistance in solving the case Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him When I was younger if I were to grab an Agatha Christie novel for some reason I always chose a Miss Marple mystery But over the years Hercule Poirot became my favorite of Christie’s detectives However there are still many books in this series I have yet to read and this was one of them While I understand that some aficionados have suggested it might be wise to read ‘Three Act Tragedy’ or 'Murder in Three Acts before reading this one but I wanted to read a holiday themed mystery so I skipped way ahead I honestly don’t think it really matters what order you read them in but purists will be purists 😁😁 and I'm just in this for the fun so Christie’s trademark twists kept me on my toes in this solid whodunitlocked room mystery I didn’t figure out who the murderer was and loved the clever red herrings Christie used I also enjoyed her tongue in cheek humor poking fun at her own tendency to avoid too much graphic violence and her slight sarcasm about ‘locked room’ mysteries carefully avoiding any insult to the reader’s intelligence Although I thought Poirot was maybe a bit subdued in this installment I can’t think of a better way to wind up my 2019 holiday reading than with a solid Golden Age mystery written by the ueen of crime herself 4 stars

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Hercule Poirot's ChristmasShed to see him dead they presented Hercule Poirot with a baffling challenge one which the astute detective solved only through his uncanny ability to see the little thing. Well I was meant to read this in the run up to Christmas but my reading tailed off as we got nearer Christmas due to the necessity of fetching family members from stations and airports and so Poirot's Christmas was rescheduled to the New Year In the end despite the delay it was a very enjoyable read I have at the moment given it 4 stars but I am deliberating on whether that should be 5 starsSometimes in Poirot's books the clues that Poirot follows are deeply buried and I often miss them but in this book I picked up the clues as I read and whilst I didn't come to the same conclusion as Poirot I hadn't even come to any conclusion I could see given what I'd read how he got to his conclusionFor those who haven't read this book it centres on an ageing father who invites all his family back for Christmas Being an evil s o b he winds them all up just for fun The adventurous brother the artistic sensitive brother the stay at home yes man brother and the pompous brother along with their wives the daughter of the dead sister and the son of a family friend all converge on an English family mansion to celebrate Christmas Needless to say after accidentally letting his family hear him setting up a will altering meeting with his solicitor he is found horrifically murdered in a locked room with the key on the insidePoirot is spending time locally with his friend the Chief Constable when the murder occurs and is called in to help the local Superintendent So through Christmas he supports the local police in solving the murderYou know the I think about it the this really has to be 5 stars