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An Outing For Those 'Little Grey Cells'.....
on 3 September 2017
Murder in the Mews, by Agatha Christie, consists of four novellas - all featuring the inimitable M. Poirot. As novellas, they are longer than the very short stories from Christie but nowhere near the length of a full novel. For the avoidance of doubt those novellas in this volume (note that there are other editions which only contain three novellas ) are as follows :- Murder in the Mews; The Incredible Theft; Dead Man's Mirror and Triangle at Rhodes. It's a nice medley, for sure, and a little show piece for our Belgian detective. Each is a well and tightly plotted little piece and each a puzzling scenario for Poirot, each putting his 'little grey cells' to the test. On the whole very enjoyable indeed, although, I always feel that the shorter stories do not do our little Belgian detective much justice (and I judge by the Christie yardstick :) ) - character development is sleight and there is very little depth - so, if already well versed in the joys of Poirot, then this is a good addition to whole picture and is an enjoyable, entertaining read.