After the Funeral by Agatha Christie

After the Funeral by Agatha Christie
After the Funeral 
by Agatha ChristieJohn Moffatt (Narrator)Frank Thornton (Narrator)Jill Balcon (Narrator)
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EXCERPT:”I may,” said Poirot in a completely unconvinced tone, “be wrong.”
Morton smiled. “But that doesn’t often happen to you?”
“No. Though I will admit – yes, I am forced to admit – that it has happened to me.”
“I must say I’m glad to hear it! To be always right must be sometimes monotonous.”
“I do not find it so,” Poirot assured him.ABOUT THE BOOK: Hercule Poirot is called on to investigate the murder of a brother and sister in this classic from the Queen of Mystery.

When Cora Lansquenet is savagely murdered, the odd remark she made the day before at her brother’s funeral becomes chillingly important: “It’s been hushed up very nicely, hasn’t it. . . . But he was murdered, wasn’t he?”

Desperate to learn more about both deaths, the family solicitor turns to detective extraordinaire Hercule Poirot to unravel the mystery. . . .

MY THOUGHTS: I think that After the Funeral is one of Agatha Christie’s best books. It is more of a mystery and less of a vehicle to showcase the talents of Hercule Poirot, although he does, of course, solve the crime in the end. It is a very clever, inventive and unpredictable story. And thoroughly enjoyable. Even upon repeat readings/hearings.

I particularly enjoyed the BBC production, especially Frank Thornton’s role as the family solicitor. He has long been a firm favorite of mine as Truly of the Yard in Last of the Summer Wine.

4.5 shimmering stars for After the Funeral by Agatha Christie, narrated by John Moffat, Frank Thornton and Jill Balcon, produced by BBC Audiobooks. All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own personal opinions.

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7 thoughts on “After the Funeral by Agatha Christie”

    1. I’ve read (and enjoyed) a lot of Christie- and most of it in any old order- and I don’t think it matters as such reading them out of order since each is a complete story in itself and it didn’t really spoil my enjoyment reading them as I cam across them. That said, I did also enjoy reading her Miss Marple books in order for the first time with a goodreads group last years since each of the books also captures social changes taking place as time goes on- and it was interesting to see how Miss Marple changed over the books. So in effect, while it doesn’t really matter in terms of enjoying the books as such- reading in order would add to your enjoyment but not doing so wouldn’t take away from it. Sorry for rambling a bit- but hope that helps.

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