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In which Papa Poirot suffers the limp moustaches
on 25 June 2017
A highly convoluted tale indeed. M. Poirot, together with the faithful Hastings, are summoned by a millionaire, who advises of great impending doom,to France. Unfortunately, by the time that they reach their destination a murder has already been committed and the millionaire is dead. So follows a complex, intricate and entirely far fetched tale of intrigue and murder mainly set in a French holiday resort. A much bigger cast of suspects that we are used to is presented here. Thrown into the mix is the French detective assigned to the case - a foe of M. Poirot and one doomed, of course, to failure in the face of those little grey cells but a relationship which provides some amusement. There is also a love interest for Captain Hastings. Whilst this is certainly not one of my favourites, it is, overall, a good, fast moving and enjoyable read. Suspend belief and simply enjoy.