A Holiday for Murder (Hercule Poirot, Bk 20) (aka Murder for Christmas)
A Holiday for Murder - Hercule Poirot, Bk 20 - aka Murder for Christmas Author:Agatha Christie It is Christmas Eve. The Lee family reunion is shattered by a deafening crash of furniture, followed by a high-pitched wailing scream. Upstairs, the tyrannical Simeon Lee lies dead in a pool of blood, his throat slashed. But when Hercule Poirot, who is staying in the village with a friend for Christmas, offers to assist, he finds an atmosphere n... more »ot of mourning but of mutual suspicion. It seems everyone had their own reason to hate the old man.
Also published as Hercule Poirot's Christmas and Murder For Christmas.« less
I read this during the month of December when I usually read Christmas themed books. It's okay, not one of Christie's best (And Then There Were None, Murder on the Orient Express). The setup is clever and the outcome is not easily guessed, which is typical Christie. However, despite the short length, the book drags a bit in the middle. It feels like it takes forever to find out who did it. But the twist is clever. I didn't guess who did it.