Hercule Poirot’s Christmas
Hercule Poirot, book 20
by Agatha Christie
Simeon Lee calls his four sons and their wives home for an unhappy reunion that results in his murder.
I’m terrible at solving murder mysteries while I’m reading them, but I still have a great time going along for the ride and seeing how everything resolves when the big reveal ties everything together at the end. And I love how well Agatha Christie lets us feel like we’re solving the mystery alongside the main character but still managed to leave something crucial until the end. At least for me, maybe you’re better at solving these things than I am.
I’ve read Hercule Poirot before, and it’s a series I plan to continue reading from. This one is a locked-room mystery where all of the suspects are related to the victim. A truly tragic family reunion, and not too Christmassy. Definitely recommend this one for a holiday mystery.