Monday, September 21, 2009
THE ABC MURDERS
TITLE: THE ABC MURDERS
AUTHOR: AGATHA CHRISTIE
Details: Hercule Poirot Mystery
Audio: 5 Cd's / 6 Hours
Narrator: Hugh Fraser
When Hercule Poirot receives a letter announcing a murder in a certain location it disturbs him, although Hastings and Scotland Yard are inclined to take it less seriously, until the murder actually takes place. When a second murder is announced and committed, everybody is taking the letter writer, who calls himself ABC, and the alphabetically committed murders seriously though. A third murder is soon committed, and all those involved in the cases get together to hopefully prevent a fourth one.
This appears to be an a-typical Christie murder in that all clues point towards a murderer who is not one of the main cast of characters. But, this wouldn't be a Hercule Poirot mystery if the Belgian and his little grey cells didn't come up with a surprising and insightful solution.
This was a great mystery to listen to, narrated really well, including Poirot's accent.