Spoiler-Free Review: Hercule Poirot’s Christmas

An Eccentric millionaire wants to be reunited with all his estranged children at Christmastime. Oh boy, what wacky family, hi-jinks are going to ensue? What shenanigans you got planned, old man? old man? oh, he’s dead.

“Ah, but you must have a Christmas uncomplicated by murder.”

The master of the murder mystery, Christie’s Hercule Poirot’s Christmas pulled the wool over my eyes! Christie is one of the few murder mystery authors where I can rarely peg the killer, and this was no different. As always with Christie’s work, I was left trying to figure out the importance of the red herring clue, while ignoring the obvious answer that it is a simple red herring. I really do think that if any other writer had written this book I would have figured out where the stolen jewels were hidden. but I didn’t, and I was smacking myself on the head for not working it out myself.

I will say though, the “love bird’s” subplot was rather sudden. When you think about the timeline, it takes them six days to go from “nice to meet you” to “will you marry me?” SIX DAYS! That is some Disney princess speed romance!

but I thoroughly enjoyed this book. This is my idea of Christmas.

Marry Christmas to all! And to all a good night!

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