Mini Review – Midwinter Murder

Title: Midwinter Murder

Author: Agatha Christie

5 stars

Rating: 5 out of 5.

From Goodreads: An all-new collection of winter-themed mysteries from the master of the genre, just in time for the festive period.

There’s a chill in the air and the days are growing shorter… It’s the perfect time to curl up in front of a crackling fireplace with this winter-themed collection from legendary mystery writer Agatha Christie. But beware of deadly snowdrifts and dangerous gifts, poisoned meals and mysterious guests. This compendium of short stories, some featuring beloved detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, is an essential omnibus for Christie fans and the perfect gift for mystery lovers.


  • The Chocolate Box
  • A Christmas Tragedy
  • The Coming of Mr Quin
  • The Mystery of the Baghdad Chest (also known as The Mystery of the Spanish Chest)
  • The Clergyman’s Daughter
  • The Plymouth Express (short that inspired – The Blue Train)
  • Problem at Pollensa Bay
  • Sanctuary
  • The Mystery of Hunter’s Lodge
  • The World’s End
  • The Manhood of Edward Robinson
  • Christmas Adventure (also known as The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding)

My Thoughts

There is nothing quite like curling up with an Agatha Christie in front of the fire, the twinkling lights of the Christmas tree. This is a new collection of a bunch of Christie’s wintery stories so it is perfect for getting you into that cosy wintery mood.

I had read a number of these stories before as I have worked my way through the Ms Marple and Hercules Poirot books and stories, but there was some interesting variations in stories such as the Baghdad chest, which I had read as the slightly expanded Spanish chest. There were also mysteries from her other series such as Mr Parker Pyne and Tommy and Tuppence that I haven’t delved into yet! I will be sure to do so as they had some excellent mysteries, with ingenious solutions and some what different from her other detectives. The Mr Quinn stories were the most intriguing. I hadn’t encountered Mr Quinn before but there is something sort of supernatural about him. We all know now much I love SFF so a Classic Christie mystery with a dash of the supernatural is awesome!

Over all a great collection and perfect for those wanting to experience all of Christie’s various detectives.

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Happy Reading!

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