Tag: short stories
This imaginative short story collection, inspired by Hercule Poirot’s first name, riffs on the ancient Greek myths but with little grey cells replacing muscles.
Parker Pyne Investigates by Agatha Christie – Book Review
An enjoyable stand-alone collection of short stories featuring one of Christie’s lesser known detectives.
Partners in Crime by Agatha Christie – Book Review
My Christie re-readathon keeps coming up with pleasant surprises. I’ve never read these loosely linked short stories before, but the last Tommy and Tuppence book on my list turned out to be the most enjoyable one in the series.
While the Light Lasts by Agatha Christie – Book Review
A collection of early short stories that I suspect would only be of interest to diehard Christie devotees and completists.
The Hound of Death by Agatha Christie – Book Review
Halloween was the perfect time to check out this curious collection from the Queen of Crime: twelve short stories tinged with the fantastical and supernatural.
Murder in the Mews by Agatha Christie – Book Review
Murder, stolen plans, locked room mystery and a menage a trois. Hercule Poirot is faced with four mystifying cases in what is by far the strongest and most re-readable collection of Christie’s short stories.
The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding by Agatha Christie – Book Review
A fun collection of crimes solved by the one and only Hercule Poirot, with a bonus Miss Marple short story. I was slightly disappointed that only one of the stories is actually set at Christmas.
Quote of the Day
“At the door of every contented, happy man somebody should stand with a little hammer, constantly tapping, to remind him that unhappy people exist, that however happy he may be, sooner or later life will show him its claws, some calamity will befall — illness, poverty, loss — and nobody will hear or see, just as he doesn’t hear or see others now.”
— Anton Chekhov, Gooseberries