Friday, 6 April 2012

Hercule Poirot's Christmas

Date of Reading: 21/09/2006
Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Fontana/Collins
Year: 1938

           Mr. Simeon Lee is seen murdered in his own house on 24th of December and his diamonds are stolen. Superindent of Police - Mr. Sugden - is in charge of the case. Colonel Johnson is also informed  and Poirot comes to help him.
          There are Alfred, George, David and Harry, the sons of the murdered man, and Lydia, Magdelena, Hilda their wives, Pilar his grand daughter and Robert Farr, his partner's son present in the crime scenario. On questioning it turns out that Robert is Mr. Lee's illegitimate son and the lady who acted as Pilar is not the real Pilar. But they are innocent about the murder.
         Finally the turning point comes when Sugden, the Superindent is revealed as the real culprit. He was also the illegitimate son of Lee and the murder was his revenge. He has put the diamonds in Lydia's garden to redirect the case.

Rating: Good

         Story is dull at the beginning but later turns out OK. I am not an Agatha Christie fan, but if u are one please suggest me some gud buks.

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