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Not Her Best
on 7 August 2007
I think that this book was a good read but it was the still the worst of Christie's books that i've read so far. It was fine but I just didn't find it quite as gripping as some of the other ones and I think if you have read some of her other books, that you will probably enjoy it. I wasn't annoyed that it was complicated ( and it was very complicated ), I just found the conclusion a bit far-fetched and although you can guess the murderer, it would be impossible to guess why they did it.
It is about a dentist that apparently commits suicide on a very busy day, and later on a patient of his is found dead, he was overdosed with a gum injection. The police decide that Mr Morley ( the dentist ), must have accidentally overdosed Mr Amberiotis ( the second murder victim ), realised what he had done and then killed himself, but the Hercule Poirot disagrees with this theory and sets out to disprove it. It is only when another murder occurs, that Poirot was proven correct.
This book contains such clues as, the attempt to assasinate Allistair Blunt, a missing lady with a buckle on her shoe, and the attempt to conceale the identity of the third murder victim.
This isn't a book that first time Christie readers should read, but I do think that if you have read a few of her books, that you should read this, but don't expect a masterpiece. If you are new to Christie, I reccomend, And Then There Were None, Crooked House, Murder On The Orient Express, Death On The Nile, The ABC Murders, and A Pocket Full Of Rye.