Hercule Poirot doesn’t want all his detective expertise to understand one thing is troubling his secretary, Miss Lemon—she has made three errors in a easy letter. It appears an outbreak of kleptomania on the scholar hostel through which her sister works is distracting his often environment friendly assistant.
Deciding that determined instances name for determined measures, the good detective agrees to research. Unknown to Poirot, nonetheless, desperation is a motive he shares with a killer. . . .
This was very totally different to a number of Christie novels I’ve learn. The e-book doesn’t begin with a homicide, it’s primarily targeted on stealing for almost all of the e-book. I discovered the e-book intriguing from the offset. For me, Miss Marple books are higher than Poirot however I really loved this another than different Poirot books. To start with I discovered the quantity of characters fairly complicated, there are lots of people dwelling within the hostel so I discovered it robust to get my head round who was who for the primary little bit of the e-book. I believed the best way through which Poirot solved this was fairly uncommon, he didn’t interview many in depth like he did in books reminiscent of Homicide on the Orient Specific. There was additionally no massive reveal on the finish with all of the characters gathered. I used to be a bit let down on the finish. I didn’t really feel the story got here collectively as a lot because it might have. We by no means obtained full affirmation on precisely why a number of the deaths occurred which was disappointing. Nevertheless, I did just like the story and I’d suggest it should you’re a fan of Poirot.