The Second Gong: A Hercule Poirot Short Story

December 14, 2015 - Comment

Lytcham Close, one of the oldest stately homes in England, is owned by the last remaining heir and ruled by his intolerable whims. Old Hubert demands complete silence when he plays music and times dinner exactly by a resounding gong. Rushing down at the sound of the second – or is it the first? –

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Lytcham Close, one of the oldest stately homes in England, is owned by the last remaining heir and ruled by his intolerable whims. Old Hubert demands complete silence when he plays music and times dinner exactly by a resounding gong. Rushing down at the sound of the second – or is it the first? – gong, Joan Ashby is about to find out that not only is dinner delayed, but something is going on that no one can explain.

Everyone is thrown into disarray when Old Hubert never materializes and instead a new guest is announced: Hercule Poirot himself. What unfolds is a mystery of lovers, and a death that is not as it appears.

Comments

Kescherer says:

Quick Reading As usual, AC did well. I always like the fact I could not guess “who did it.” It was a short quick read for me but always a pleasure.

H. Lee Holt says:

Entertaining in Christie’s unique way! The Second Gong is entertaining as Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot uses his “little grey cells” to solve a mystery! There is the trademark cast of the traditional upper crust English class along with obscure clues that the detective uncovers and pieces together to form the character of the actual murderer. This book is a good but fast read!

Amazon Customer says:

Agatha Christie Mrs Mallowan always delivered the goods in plot, scene and the use of the language. The Second Gong is no exception.

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