Book reviews are subjective. I tend to rate books not according to how “perfect” they are, seem to be, or are said to be in general but rather to how perfect they are to me.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
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Detective Hercule Poirot is with his friend Captain Arthur Hastings at the Grand Metropolitan Hotel when a wealthy matron’s pearls go missing in The Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan by author Agatha Christie.
I’ve read very little of Christie’s work (so far, at least) and haven’t done so since my adolescence. But I was in the mood for a good old-fashioned mystery, and though I do read murder mysteries from time to time, I more often look for mysteries that aren’t about murder.
And since I didn’t have much time, it was the perfect occasion for an entertaining short story.
No, I’d not read anything about Poirot and Hastings before, but that didn’t make this any less enjoyable. The robbery case has just the number of twists to keep it interesting and all of the cleverness and the quirky-and-proper kind of humor I was hoping to find here.
I’m sure I’ll be reading more about Hercule Poirot, likely sooner than later.