Thursday, February 4, 2010

Book Review: Peril at End House by Agatha Christie

Hastings narrates another solid Hercule Poirot outing in Peril at End House by Agatha Christie. This time, instead of trying to solve a murder, Poirot is trying to prevent the murder of a young heiress after a series of attempts on her life. Needless to say, a wide variety of quirky suspects complicates his task. The ongoing sense of danger to our heroine ratchets up the sense of danger, and Christie does a good job of hiding the ultimate villain until the very end.

Summary: A peril-ous stay at End House, indeed. Perhaps not an all-time great Poirot, but it's still a good, solid entry in the series and a fun read.

Amazon: Peril at End House.

Where and How Acquired: Used, from John K. King Books.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, oh, it's coming back to me now.

    No, I've never read this one but I think that I might have seen it on Masterpiece Theater, years ago, with the incomparable David Sucket playing the leading role. He's my favorite Poirot in the movies.