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Five Little Pigs (aka Murder in Retrospect) (Hercule Poirot, Bk 24)
Five Little Pigs - aka Murder in Retrospect - Hercule Poirot, Bk 24 Author:Agatha Christie Amyas Crale had been famous as a painter...and infamous as a lover. His fiery wife, Caroline, had been as jealous as she was devoted. So naturally it was she who was tried and convicted for his murder. Now their daughter, Carla, presents the brilliant Hercule Poirot with the greatest challenge of his career-to clear her mother's name by find... more »... more »ing the fatal flaw in what, after sixteen years, appears to be the perfect crime!
Chritie's answer to Rashomon. This book explores the point of view of five murder suspects, each having a very different take on the crime. If hearing the same story five times over sounds a bit tedious, it gets even more so when the same five stories are told a second time through letters to Poirot. Christie manages to hold your attention by revealing more clues in each telling. Overall, this is not my favorite Christie novel but it's a nice change of pace for Poirot fans.
A famous painter is murdered. Who did it - his wife of course. Then 16 years later their daughter hires Hercule Poirot to clear her mother's name of committing the "perfect crime". Another great Agatha Christie story.
This book was also published as Five Little Pigs (Hercule Poirot Book 2).