Top positive review
A typical Agatha C mystery, and an excellent short story read.
on 16 November 2017
Who hasn’t heard of Agatha Christie, and loved her character Hercule Poirot, the Belgian detective?
Apparently, this story originally had Parker Pyne as the detective, but it wouldn’t be quite the same without Hercule, would it?
Having come off his yacht, young Eve challenges Mr Pointz to a bet that she can steal his expensive diamond without detection.
He agrees, she does steal it, but then it disappears from her too.
Only one of those in the room could possibly have really stolen it, and the main suspect seeks Poirot’s help.
Although very short, it’s a typical Agatha Christie/Poirot story.
She lets us get to know the characters, sets up the crime well, expands the plot to create confusion – and then introduces the detective to easily explain ‘who dunnit’ and how.