2007: 26. Dead Man’s Folly

“It was Miss Lemon, Poirot’s efficient secretary, who took the call.”

Dead Man’s Folly, Agatha Christie

Get ready for a swath of Dame Agatha - I am in the midst of a mad Christie re-read, and have been tearing through her books lately.  I was struck with a wicked cold last week, and in the mood for comfort reading, and what better for my purposes than a good old fashioned classic mystery?  And they don’t come more entertaining than Agatha Christie.  Even though I have read them all before, most many times, she is so good at sketching a character with a few strokes, and coming up with a clever plot twist - combined with all those fabulous 1930’s and 1940’s period details and how can I resist?  This one has Hercule Poirot (my very favorite), and Ariadne Oliver (the Christie stand in), a dimwitted beautiful young wife, and a pretend murder scavenger hunt that turns all too real.  Delightful!

Recommended For: People seeking escapist reading; Christie fans; Belgians; Agatha Christie Project

Date/Place Completed: 3/7/o7, D.C.

Categories:  Fiction; Re-read

© Carrie Dunsmore 2017