Dead Man’s Folly: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries)

November 14, 2017 - Comment

When a mock murder game staged for charity threatens to turn into the real thing, the intrepid Hercule Poirot is called in to take part in this Dead Man’s Folly, a classic from the queen of suspense, Agatha Christie. Sir George and Lady Stubbs, the hosts of a village fete, hit upon the novel idea

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When a mock murder game staged for charity threatens to turn into the real thing, the intrepid Hercule Poirot is called in to take part in this Dead Man’s Folly, a classic from the queen of suspense, Agatha Christie.

Sir George and Lady Stubbs, the hosts of a village fete, hit upon the novel idea of staging a mock murder mystery. In good faith, Ariadne Oliver, the well-known crime writer, agrees to organize their murder hunt.

Despite weeks of meticulous planning, at the last minute Ariadne calls her friend Hercule Poirot for his expert assistance. Instinctively, she senses that’s something sinister is about to happen….

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Whistlers Mom says:

Dame Agatha looks in the mirror and tells us what she sees Like most writers with long, successful careers, Agatha Christie both stuck to the tried-and-true formulas that her readers expected AND threw an occasional curve ball to keep things interesting. Since I loved her very revealing autobiography, I’m fascinated by her spoof of herself in the character of mystery writer Ariadne Oliver. The introduction of the daffy-but-shrewd Mrs. Oliver not only gave Christie a chance to poke fun at her own eccentricities (real and rumored) but also to make…

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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