The Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie
Not my favorite Poirot book (I preferred The Mysterious Affair at Styles), but I’m still enjoying Christie’s books overall and am looking forward to continuing them.
What made this one more disappointing to me? The red herrings seemed more glaring, as did some of the coincidences. Mostly though, it was the narrator Hastings who annoyed me with his ridiculous actions. More Poirot and less Hastings = a winning formula for me.
I still enjoyed matching wits with Poirot (or, Christie I suppose) and seeing if I could figure it all out before it was revealed. There was no concern that I wouldn’t figure it out before Hastings.
Monsieur Renauld dies on a golf course just days after sending a plea for help to detective Poirot. Since Renauld possessed a plundered fortune, a scorned wife, a mistress, and an estranged son, there is no lack of suspects. It’s up to Poirot to put the police onto the culprit before more murders occur.
Title: The Murder on the Links
Author: Agatha Christie
My Rating: 3 Stars
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