An English country house at Christmas time should be the perfect place to get away from it all – but nothing is ever simple for Hercule Poirot, as he finds not one but five baffling cases to solve.–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 just like the other Christie Christmas.
I’m a huge Christie fan and I think that probably reflects in the rating of the book. I find her books so much fun and easy to read. (I’m addicted to them, I won’t lie lol)
This one is a collection of short stories and I’ll say that the Christmas Pudding one is actually the first one, the rest aren’t Xmas related which was a bit of a disappointment. But I did enjoy the first story and another coupe I definitely enjoyed. A couple also fell flat though so no five cups this time.
A pleasant twist, not all were murder cases this time. Either way I always enjoy the mystery of it all and watching Poirot work the cases. I especially love watching people underestimate him, it’s always so much fun to then see their reactions when they realize Poirot knew all along.
The pacing is pretty quick it has to be considering this was a collection of short stories. I would think it might be worthwhile to just see if there’s a kindle/ebook version of just the first story though if you’re looking to stay strictly Christmas ‘themed.’
4/5 Cups of coffee from me.