Hercule Poirot, Book # 10
December 11, 2021 December 15, 2021
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Poirot had been present when Jane bragged of her plan to ‘get rid of’ her estranged husband. Now the monstrous man was dead. And yet the great Belgian detective couldn’t help feeling that he was being taken for a ride.
After all, how could Jane have stabbed Lord Edgware to death in his library at exactly the same time she was seen dining with friends? And what could be her motive now that the aristocrat had finally granted her a divorce?
About the book
Lady Edgware must eliminate her husband from her life. And to do so, she asks Poirot to help her. But she doesn’t ask for a murder, of course, she asks Hercule to persuade her husband to sign the divorce. And Poirot is shocked when he learns from Mr. Edgware that not only he also wants a divorce, but that he has already told his wife.
Despite getting a divorce and therefore having no reason to eliminate her husband, Jane Wilkinson is accused of murder when her husband is found dead by the secretary. Obviously Poirot investigates.
What I think
I liked the book even if I must say that it was easy to find the key to the problem. I liked all the characters and also Lady Edgware despite her being an ambiguous character.
By now I read these books to try to discover the killer before Poirot and I don’t care if I find him (in other books, if I understand the who and the how before the investigator and I don’t find the final twist intriguing, the book for me is a big no, but it doesn’t happen here, on the contrary I want to find the killer, at least before Japp ).
As previously stated, I like Poirot more than Miss Marple perhaps because the detective is obviously more present. And I like it when Hestings tells the story. I like their relationship and how he is treated by Poirot.
I will continue with the series in fact I have already picked up the next book. This end of the year is apparently dedicated to Poirot. Also because my father is a fan of Poirot’s films and therefore we compare notes when I have finished reading a book (because he has already seen them all).