Hercule Poirot: The Complete Short Stories by Agatha Christie – a book review

I have always been a fan of Sherlock Holmes and my interest in Hercules Poirot cases had been limited to the few television serials that i had seen as a child. After reading this book i must say that i am totally awed. I do confess that both the detectives have a different style of working and yes this book may not provide you an exhaustive or detailed account into Poirot’s adventures , but it gives you a glimpse into the world of his Grey cells so to speak. Thoroughly enjoyable and engaging. Agatha Christie creates a whole new world through her writing and one tends to get so engulfed in it that time just passes by in a jiffy. I loved the excitement that builds up as you read the case develop and the anticipation would keep you awake all night. Its an easy read and great book (though little too big) to carry on a weekend by the beach or to read on a rainy day. You would love it.


2 thoughts on “Hercule Poirot: The Complete Short Stories by Agatha Christie – a book review

  1. I LOVED Sherlock Holmes growing up. I remember the case of the red headed league I think the name is. I haven’t read it since I was a child I should re-read.

    I have never read anything by Agatha Christie, I have a new library card though, so it should be something to look into!

    1. I don’t have a library near my place.. i sometimes get books from the local bookstores though the choice is limited to children’s collection. I love the book fairs in the city. I last spend a fortune to acquire some popular books- hercules poirot, lovely bones, ruskin bond, Stephen king, and few more. If you have a library card, that’s great … if you decide to try Hercules then consider The Mysterious Affair at Styles its a good one to start with.

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