The Killings at Kingfisher Hill: The New Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries)
World-famous detective Hercule Poirot has been called to investigate The Killings at Kingfisher Hall. He’s been summoned by the son of the wealthy Devonport family to find out who really killed his brother. His brother’s fiancée has been convicted of the crime and is about to be hanged for it. She confesses readily to the crime, but there are those who doubt what she says. Poirot must discover why she would confess if it were not true, and it seems that everyone has a motive or is at least lying about something. Another woman ends up murdered, adding more questions to an already baffling case. Good thing Poirot is famous for his little gray cells and his determination to solve every puzzle.
I could just be incredibly biased, but these extra Poirot novels don’t have the same feel as the original Agatha Christie stories. He seems different and a little bit off. The crime and its resolution I also found to be a bit unsatisfying and I have never had that with an Agatha Christie original. Poirot is by far my favorite of her characters, and I just don’t feel like this author does him justice. I’m sure there are plenty of people out there who will love these additional stories, but my recommendation is maybe don’t read the originals first and perhaps you will enjoy the new stories more.
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