Title: Murder in the Mews
Author: Agatha Christie
Series: Hercule Poirot #18
From Goodreads: How did a woman holding a pistol in her right hand shoot herself in the left temple? What was the link between a ghost sighting and the disappearance of top secret military plans? These are just two of the questions Hercule Poirot must answer.
Murder in the Mews is a collection of 4 short mysteries featuring Hercule Poirot. I will review each one giving a short synopsis and an individual star rating:
Murder in the Mews – 4 Stars
A death on Guy Falwkes night, but was it murder or suicide, Inspector Japp must investigate but he has his friend Poirot to help. This is a very succinct little mystery that had some proper police work from Japp, a nice red herring or two and a good mix of theories from Poirot.
The Incredible Theift – 3 stars
How did the theif know top secret government plans would be in the house? how did they move so quickly? Only Poirot can solve it and in the discrete manner required. This had a fun and flirty tone to it but was rather a simple plot and solution. It did have some fun giggle moments though.
Dead Mans Mirror – 3 Stars
An Eccentric recluse invites Poirot to dinner the night of his murder. did he know he was going to die? Can Poirot figure out who was behind the murder? This one was just one big plot hole as Christie really doesn’t explain Poirot’s presence but it is an interesting locked room murder none the less.
Triangle at Rhodes – 3 Stars While Holidaying late season in Rhodes, Poiort befriendshis fellow travellers, quickly noticing a bit of a love triangle developing, will Poirot be able to save not only two marriages but a life aswell? This one was unusual, Poirot is on scene far before any crime happens and tries to influence future outcomes. But the ending was rather rushed.
Overall these are a great little collection that i really enjoyed reading.