Before I mention anything about the book, I am not a big fan of crime stories. In books, that is. I love them on screen. And Monsieur Poirot is one of my favourite characters in any crime series, past or present. The current actor, David Suchet, is the best of them all, he does a fantastic job, he IS Hercule Poirot.
That's why I decided it was about time to read one of Agatha Christie's books and found this little gem of stories.
I still will not add crime stories to my favourite genre, I don't think that will ever happen. But Agatha Christie was a fine writer. And having seen all of these stories on screen, I can hear "the Monsieur Poirot's" French accent every time he utters a word.
This is a nice read if you need something you don't want to concentrate on too much.
And these are the stories included in this book:
The Adventure of the Western Star
The Tragedy at Marsdon Manor
The Adventure of the Cheap Flat
The Mystery of Hunter's Lodge
The Million Dollar Bond Robbery
The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb
The Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan
The Kidnapped Prime Minister
The Disappearance of Mr Davenheim
The Adventure of the Italian Nobleman
The Case of the Missing Will
From the back cover: "First there was the mystery of the film star and the diamond ... then came the 'suicide' that was murder ... the mystery of the absurdly cheap flat ... a suspicious death in a locked gun-room ... a million dollar bond robbery ... the curse of a pharaoh's tomb ... a jewel robbery by the sea ... the abduction of a Prime Minister ... the disappearance of a banker ... a phone call from a dying man ... and, finally, the mystery of the missing will. What links these fascinating cases? Only the brilliant deductive powers of Hercule Poirot!"