Title: Three Act Tragedy
Author: Agatha Christie
Series: Hercule Poirot #11
Sir Charles Cartwright should have known better than to allow thirteen guests to sit down for dinner. For at the end of the evening one of them is dead—choked by a cocktail that contained no trace of poison.
Predictable, says Hercule Poirot, the great detective. But entirely unpredictable is that he can find absolutely no motive for murder.
A very unusual one as we get Poirot’s appearance right from chapter one, but then he disappears and instead we follow a Mr Satterthwaite as he investigates a couple of peculiar deaths at cocktail parties. While Mr Satterthwaite is an interesting character teaming up with the actor Sir Charles Cartwright both are pale in comparison to Poirot.
While not my favourite, I did enjoy this one. It was very entertaining. just wish there was more Poirot in the Poirot books and its not just him sweeping in to solve the crime. I did really like the structure of this, it was set up in the three acts like a play and really keeps that structure so it reads like a play unfolding in front of us, which works nicely with the lead character being an actor.