The Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie

The Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie book review
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Title: The Murder on the Links
Agatha Christie
Genre: Mystery
How I got the book: I bought it.

Summary (modified from Goodreads):

The Queen of Mystery has come to Harper Collins! Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable characters—brings her entire oeuvre of ingenious whodunits, locked room mysteries, and perplexing puzzles to Harper Paperbacks. InMurder on the Links, Poirot attempts to unravel the grisly conundrum of not one, but two dead bodies discovered on a French golf course.

My Review:

The Murder on the Links is Agatha Christie’s second book in her Hercule Poirot series and it was just as good as the first one.

We follow Poirot and his assistant Hastings as they receive an urgent letter from a potential client. They fly out to meet the client immediately, but by the time they get there, it’s already too late. As they try to solve that case, another body shows up in connection with the first.

This is a fun read with a lot of twists and turns. I adore the characters, especially Poirot because he is a classic detective. He has a sharp wit, though he is rarely stumped.

My only problem still was reading the language. Though I’m sure I’ll get used to it the more I read her books.

This was another interesting read by Agatha Christie in a different setting with a fun outcome of the mystery.

The Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie gets 4 out of 5 stars.

Favorite Quote:

“Two people rarely see the same thing.” –Agatha Christie, The Murder on the Links

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The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie

The Mysterious Affair at Styles Agatha Christie Book Review

Title: The Mysterious Affair at Style
Author: Agatha Christie
Genre: Mystery
How I got the book: I bought it

Summary (from Amazon):

In her first published mystery, Agatha Christie introduced readers to her Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot. When the wealthy mistress of Styles Court is murdered, Poirot is on hand to wade through the confusing clues and long list of suspects! A classic whodunit.

My Review: (may contain spoilers!):

I have heard so many great things about Agatha Christie and her classic mystery novels. I thought it was high time I read one of her books.

This particular novel was a quick read, but I have to admit that it took me a while to get through. This novel was originally published in 1920, so you can imagined that the writing style is a bit different from most novels today. I was never very good at reading old classics and actually understanding what was going on.

I took my time with this novel because it was well-written and who doesn’t love a good mystery? The mystery itself was good, though there were quite a few characters. I got confused with a few of the characters throughout the novel.

Overall, it was a good read. I do plan on reading more of her books.

The Mysterious Affair at Styles gets 4 out of 5 stars.

Favorite Quote:

“Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.” –Agatha Christie, The Mysterious Affair at Styles

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