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Review – Murder in the Mews by Agatha Christie

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Title: Murder in the Mews

Author: Agatha Christie

Publication Date: 1937

Genre: Mystery

Number of Pages: 299

From Goodreads: Agatha Christie’s classic Murder in the Mews presents four mystifying criminal conundrums that will seriously test the superior detecting skills of the unflappable Hercule Poirot.

How did a woman holding a pistol in her right hand manage to shoot herself in the left temple? What was the link between a ghost sighting and the disappearance of top secret military plans? How did the bullet that killed Sir Gervase shatter a mirror in another part of the room? And should the beautiful Valentine Chantry flee for her life from the holiday island of Rhodes?

Hercule Poirot is faced with four mystifying cases—each a miniature classic of characterization, incident, and suspense.

This is going to be a relatively short review because I don’t normally write reviews for Agatha Christie books.

Murder in the Mews contains four short stories, featuring everyone’s favourite Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot. The short stories are not connected, and they can be read in any order.

I thought all four stories were quite clever and like always, I enjoyed Poirot’s reveals about who the guilty party was. The stories did not feel unique or memorable, but that’s probably because I’ve been reading quite a bit of Agatha Christie the past year and a half or so.

Overall, I enjoyed this book and it was a quick read. I don’t know if it’s enough to get me out of my reading slump though, so we’ll see what happens.

Rating: 3.5 Stars!

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