Review: After the Funeral

Title: After the Funeral
Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: William Morrow
Published: June 14, 2011 (originally published in 1920)
Paperback, 286 pages
ISBN: 978-0-06-235731-1
Genre: Mystery
Source: Publisher

Goodreads Summary:
When Cora Lansquenet is savagely murdered with a hatchet, the extraordinary remark she made the previous day at her brother Richard’s funeral suddenly takes on a chilling significance. At the reading of Richard’s will, Cora was clearly heard to say,“It’s been hushed up very nicely, hasn’t it.…But he was murdered, wasn’t he?”

In desperation, the family solicitor turns to Hercule Poirot to unravel the mystery.…

My Thoughts:
Summer has gone by in a blur and so has this Agatha Christie Reading Challenge. This is the third book, and I might as well tell you I am turning into an Agatha Christie junkie. I have been hooked on the television series starring David Suchet, and now I'm hooked on the books!

After the Funeral takes place as the title suggests: after the funeral. When Cora attends her brother's funeral, at the reception she casually mentions he might have been murdered. Though many of her family members write her off as a nutter, the family solicitor can't help but make his own inquiries. Then the unthinkable happens--Cora is murdered! There's nothing left to do except seek the help of the great Hercule Poirot.

This is one of those mystery novels where the entire cast of characters has many motives to commit the crime, but you have absolutely no idea who the killer could be. So it wasn't till the end when Poirot lays out evidence that it all comes together. And once he does, you can see where Christie has given clues here and there for the readers to try and solve the mystery.

Another great read by The Queen of Mystery. 

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