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on 16 March 2004
Agatha Christie has done it again. This is another fantastic book of her's. The story goes, Caroline Crale is hung for murder, but years later Hercule Poirot has been asked to look into the case, to see if something was overlooked at the time. There are five suspects, and for some reason the nursery rhyme haunts his mind, as he goes through the only evidence available; The witness accounts.
No footprints, no fingerprints, snags of clothing, or handkerchiefs this time. This is surely a case to put Poirot's 'little grey cells' to the test...
This books takes many turns, and ends in true Christie style; with a massive twist!
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on 3 November 2014
great book, one of the best
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on 24 June 2014
An excellent book, up to Agatha Christie`s usual standard. This was a new Christie book for me but I have added it to my favourites.
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on 19 February 2014
A finely-crafted mystery as always, It keeps you guessing until the end. One of the best Poirot books. A thoroughly enjoyable read.
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on 20 April 2014
Yet another wonderful Agatha Christie book,I wont spoil the plot though,so all I will say now is that you will enjoy it..........
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on 28 November 2011
An amazing story with clever characterisation and interesting plot. Well worth a read. I enjoy watching the episodes on tv to see how close they stick to the original plot, and if they deviate, why? :-) Five Little Pigs (Poirot)
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on 7 April 2014
Classic agatha Christine great value for money as always on amazon. Bought as a gift And more than happy with the purchase
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on 17 April 2016
The Queen of Crime in good form, fair supply of red herrings, an unlikely co-incidence or two but a cracking read!
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on 22 September 2013
Impressive writing as usual one of my best agatha christie novels so far looking forward to my next one in series
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on 27 August 2009
Caroline Crale was convicted of poisoning her philandering artist husband Amyas, she raised no defence against the claim and died in prison. She is evidently guilty. Sixteen years later her daughter recieves a letter from her mother assuring her of her innocence, and she entrusts Poirot with the task of finding out what really happened all those years ago...

This is an excellent novel, and has a very different kind of plot to other Christie books. It keeps you guessing up until the last minute and though you know Caroline Crale can't be guilty, you can't see how she could possibly be innocent. It can get a bit repetetive, particularly when reading the five suspects' written accounts of the days leading up to the murder. But this is a neccessary aspect of the plot, and its interesting to see what each character remembered and forgot. The conclusion is surprising and realistic, unlike some of Christie's later books.

To sum up, this is a classic Poirot mystery, and is definitley in the top 10 Christie books. It is highly reccommended.
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