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Elephants Can Remember (Hercule Poirot, Bk 37)
Elephants Can Remember - Hercule Poirot, Bk 37 Author:Agatha Christie Hercule Poirot stood on the cliff-top. For here, many years earlier, there had been a tragic accident - the broken body of a woman was discovered on the rocks at the foot of the cliff. This was followed by the grisly discovery of two more bodies - a husband and wife - shot dead. But who had killed whom? Was it a suicide pact? A crime of passion?... more » Or cold-blooded murder? Poirot delves back into a crime committed 15 years earlier and discovers that, when there is a distinct lack of physical evidence, it's just as well that 'old sins leave long shadows'...« less
Who is the real sleuth in this one? A Poirot novel, at least he gets credit for the resolution, most of the leg work seems to have been accomplished by his novelist acquaintance, Mrs. Oliver. So I suppose it is collaboration. As in Murder In Retrospect (aka Five Little Pigs), the problem centers around a long age crime, the resolution of which was never completely satisfied. Despite hard evidence, Poirot is able to reason-out what really transpired and to get the only witness to finally come clean. While it is not one of Aunties best, it is still a reasonably entertaining read to level off more heady perusals.