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Today, I'll be discussing a Hercule Poirot pick, Mrs. McGinty's Dead!
Mrs. McGinty's Dead (Hercule Poirot #30) by Agatha Christie
One night in the small town of Broadhinny, an old woman is barbarically murdered in her cottage... Days later, police confirm she suffered a brutal blow to the head.
Evidence points suspicion to the lodger, James Bentley, whose clothes contained Mrs. McGinty's blood and hair. However, something was just not right.
When Superintendent Spence asks Hercule Poirot to help, the great detective is sure he can save the innocent man- what he doesn't realize is that his life is now in great danger...
"For, you see, mon cher Spence, if Mrs McGinty is just an ordinary charwoman- it is the murderer who must be extraordinary. Yes- that follows clearly. It is the murderer and not the murdered that the interest of this case lies," said Poirot.
Mrs. McGinty's Dead just might be on my list of Poirot favorites! This unputdownable pick had me hooked from the very beginning.
As always, the writing was superb and the characters were unforgettable. However, this time around, it was the plot that captured my attention.
There's nothing as fascinating as a clear-cut case that turns out to be just the opposite.
From the first page of this novel the audience is faced with a remarkable question: did James Bentley kill Mrs. McGinty?
The countless clues assured officers that he was guilty, but how can a case be so effortlessly solved? It's as if the evidence was meant to be found...
If Bentley wasn't a killer that meant he was being framed, and THAT meant that Poirot and his readers were dealing with a brilliant mind.
This case was not only filled with excitement, it was filled with intrigue. Christie poses dozens of questions and twists that have readers on edge until the very last page.
However, the best element of this novel is that no one is who they appear to be. Although someone may not be guilty of murder, they're surely guilty of something...
Mrs. McGinty's Dead is a great book for readers who love both thrillers and detective mysteries!
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