Sunday, November 24, 2013

Hercule Poirot and the Greenshore Folly by Agatha Christie

Close your eyes and imagine a new story from Agatha Christie.  Then open them and I'll tell you about one...

Witness Impulse and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this novella as an ebook (thank you).  It was published November 12th as an ebook.

Hercule is invited to a crime party where they will be solving a murder mystery.  He knows the woman who is setting up the crime scene and he's there to be a draw.  All have parts to play and he's simply an observer.  What he didn't intend to find was the young woman actually murdered or the wife to go missing.  That wasn't part of the plan.  And it's not obvious what happened.  Not obvious at all.  At least not until another person dies and then only Poirot knows...

The Harper Collins website shared this info about the story:  

In 1954, Agatha Christie wrote this novella with the intention of donating the proceeds to a fund set up to buy stained glass windows for her local church at Churston Ferrers, and she filled the story with references to local places, including her own home of Greenway. But, having completed it, she decided instead to expand the story into a full-length novel, Dead Man's Folly, which was published two years later, and donated a Miss Marple story (Greenshaw's Folly) to the church fund instead. 

Unseen for sixty years, Hercule Poirot and the Greenshore Folly is finally published in this ebook-exclusive edition. 

This is a typical Christie mystery with lots of little turns and twists to get to the truth.  I enjoyed it.  And how could I not read a "new find" from an author I enjoy?

Why not give it a try yourself? 

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