Book Reviews of Murder in Retrospect (Hercule Poirot, Bk 24)

Murder in Retrospect  (Hercule Poirot, Bk 24)
Murder in Retrospect - Hercule Poirot, Bk 24
Author: Agatha Christie
ISBN-13: 9780425125755
ISBN-10: 0425125750
Publication Date: 1970
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
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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.
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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).
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Poirot must solve a 16 year old murder for which there was a conviction. An artist was poisoned; his wife convicted; but was she guilty? From a description of his work, he deserved it on that count alone. Everything points to a proper verdict. There are five other possible suspects, thus the alternate titles reference to a childs toe game. Each recounts their recollection of the dastardly event. Poirot must find the flaw in the evidence. Who will go wee, wee, wee to jail? See if you can beat him to the punch!
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Not only can Poirot solve a recent crime, but he can solve one sixteen years later! I liked how he knew how to behave with each person, making him or her feel comfortable enough to share what they saw and believed.
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Also published as "Murder in Retrospect."
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A classic who-dun-it. Keeps you guessing!
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Poirot must solve a 16 year old murder for which there was a conviction. An artist was poisoned; his wife convicted; but was she guilty? From a description of his work, he deserved it on that count alone. Everything points to a proper verdict. There are five other possible suspects, thus the alternate titles reference to a childs toe game. Each recounts their recollection of the dastardly event. Poirot must find the flaw in the evidence. Who will go wee, wee, wee to jail? See if you can beat him to the punch!
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Also published as Murder in Retrospect.