Hey there book friends!
Today, I'm discussing my latest Agatha Christie adventure...
Cards on the Table (Hercule Poirot #15) by Agatha Christie
It was the matchup of the century: four sleuths--Superintendent Battle of Scotland Yard; Mrs. Ariadne Oliver, famed writer of detective stories; Col. Race of His Majesty's Secret Service; and the incomparable Hercule Poirot--invited to play bridge with four specially invited guests, each of whom had gotten away with murder! But before the first rubber was completed, the host was dead.
Before picking up Cards on the Table, I felt like it had been forever since I had devoured an Agatha Christie novel. The minute I opened the page and read the first sentence I actually sighed and said "honey, I'm home." Weird, right? Well, that's how much comfort these stories bring me.
Okay so, enough shenanigans. Let's dive into the review shall we?
I have got to say that Cards on the Table is one of A.C.'s more memorable stories. The plot is fun and intriguing--it's one of those whodunnits that drive you crazy because YOU NEED TO KNOW WHO DID IT before time runs out.
This is the second time I was able to figure out the murderer before I got to the end. And I don't think it's because I'm a kick ass detective, I just think that after reading 20 A.C. mysteries I finally got the hang of this thing.
It's also an added bonus that this Poirot mystery is a true delight. Aside from the storyline being quite memorable, the cast of characters is superb. All eight featured characters are intelligent and cunning, which makes for a wonderful set of suspects.
This is an authentic whodunnit if there ever was one, and I recommend it to all my fellow detective mystery lovers.
Have you read Cards on the Table? Come chat with me!