In Hercule Poirot’s Christmas, the holidays are anything but merry when a family reunion is marred by murder — and the notoriously fastidious investigator is quickly on the case.–GoodReads
This is one of those books I reread every year/other year or so. So…the mystery of it all is not a surprise for me but I still enjoy it or I wouldn’t keep rereading lol.
I’m a huge Christie fan and I think that probably reflects in the rating of the book. It’s just so enjoyable and fun that I give it five stars every time.
There’s the long lost niece, the prodigal son, and a family friend. So many that could be strangers after so long and so many that have been there, dealing with the family patriarch and his vicious whims. There’s only so much everyone can take, right?
Of course we have a good dash of Xmas murder, family drama and my favorite private eye, Poirot. He’s taken from his holiday to examine a murder that occurs nearby and with Poirot on the case there’s no doubt the murderer will be caught. But with such a long list of possible suspects, because who else can drive someone to murder than a house full of family going at each other’s throats?
It’s a quick read, the pacing has to keep up with fitting everything in to tie it all together but yet it does almost feel slow at times. I liked that, it drew out the story and the Xmas murder vibes which is always a plus for me.
So? 5/5 Cups of coffee from me, again.