After the Funeral (Poirot)

August 16, 2017 - Comment

The master of a Victorian mansion dies suddenly – and his sister is convinced it was murder….When Cora is savagely murdered with a hatchet, the extraordinary remark she made the previous day at her brother Richard’s funeral suddenly takes on a chilling significance.At the reading of Richard’s will, Cora was clearly heard to say: `It’s

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The master of a Victorian mansion dies suddenly – and his sister is convinced it was murder….When Cora is savagely murdered with a hatchet, the extraordinary remark she made the previous day at her brother Richard’s funeral suddenly takes on a chilling significance.At the reading of Richard’s will, Cora was clearly heard to say: `It’s been hushed up very nicely, hasn’t it…But he was murdered, wasn’t he?’In desperation, the family solicitor turns to Hercule Poirot to unravel the mystery.

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Patrick J. Callahan says:

A tangled web indeed! This is one of Agatha Christie’s larger and more complex efforts. The array of suspects includes at least eight or ten characters. The murders are linked to a large inheritance. Many of Christie’s suspects are very disgusting or insipid. These include the hypochondriac Timothy with his continual whining about his health; George who pretends to be an investor, but is really just a compulsive gambler; and Michael, who pretends to be a good husband, but is really a serial philanderer. Seldom…

Whistlers Mom says:

The advantage of being invisible I’m a confirmed Miss Marple fan myself, but that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy watching Hercule Poirot pull a rabbit out of a hat. Although no spring chicken, he does a fine job here, especially considering that he isn’t even called into the case until Chapter 7. 

Michael Haywood says:

Slow and not that interesting Follows your typical Christie tropes. One guy plays detective and does all the grunt work and Poirot, who barely appears, shows up to solve the case before making a quick exit. The plot twist was ok but the plot itself was so painfully slow. So much weak filler that should have been cut and turned this into a boring read. I wouldn’t recommend this at all and I would easily put this among one of the worst Poirot novels I’ve read.

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