Jenny Burrows Burrows itibaren Lakševine, Bosna Hersek
On receipt of a letter urgently asking for his help, Poirot, with Hastings in attendance, rushes to France. They arrive to find that they are too late; the letter writer has been murdered. Enter the usual cast of suspects - wife, son, son's love interest, secretary, mystery neighbour, domestics. Christie characters are rarely well developed, but usually I have some sympathy or interest in their stories. This time, none of them really stood out. Even the murder victim, whose character is often well developed in helping Poirot understand motive, does not emerge as a coherent character. There is a side plot with Hastings, which eventually merges with the main story line. Hastings out does himself on the silly front in this book, but he gets a good ending. I usually enjoy Agatha Christie mysteries, but for some reason, this one didn't hold my interest as others have done. It has lots of plot and oodles of twists and turns, but I think the lack of believable (even for Christie) characters left it flat.