A Bundle of Reviews #8

Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? By Agatha Christie 1934 What, or who, sent a stranger plummeting to his death from a cliff? And what did his dying words mean—“’Why didn’t they ask Evans?’” Bobby Jones and his friend Lady Frances Derwent’s suspicions are certainly aroused, especially when it seems that someone is intent on getting …

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The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie (1920)

At the invitation of his old friend John Cavendish, Captain Arthur Hastings is spending his leave at Cavendish’s home, Styles. While visiting the nearby village he bumps into his old friend Hercule Poirot. a well-known detective in his home of Belgium, but now an unfortunate refugee as a result of the war. When, in the …

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The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie (1924)

Anne Beddingfield has spent her life as secretary to her father, living in his dry scholarly world yet yearning for something more exciting. When her father dies and leaves her nearly penniless, Anne sets her sights on living the adventurous life of her dreams. Adventure finds her when, while waiting for a train in the …

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Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie (1941)

Hercule Poirot sits, surveying the beach of the Jolly Roger Hotel on secluded Smuggler’s Island. His fellow guests are oh so curious about the presence of the famous detective. He assures them that he is there “to spend the holiday. I do not even think of crime even.” Unfortunately for M. Poirot even on quiet …

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The Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie (1928)

On board the Blue Train, newly minted heiress Katherine Grey is bound for Nice, and a life far removed from that of the quiet lady’s companion she has been. En route, she becomes the unintended confident of American heiress Ruth Kettering. Ruth has left her husband, and is on her way to meet a former …

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Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie (1938)

The Lee's have been separated by hatred and secrets for many years. Now, at the whim of its patriarch Simeon Lee, the family has gathered at Gorston Hall for a traditional family Christmas. The gathering is a strained one marked by in-fighting, spurred on by Lee for his own entertainment. And then on Christmas Eve, …

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