Just when I was thinking an author cannot surprise me more, this book comes along. Quaint English villages weren’t enough for murder mysteries, perhaps, so Dame Agatha Christie goes a step further with this… a crime fiction in ancient Egypt.
Reading the prologue, one wonders if this novel is a mystery, a thriller or a courtroom drama. The defendant in the case is Dr. Paige Taylor, accused of killing a patient to gain a lot of money. The prosecution wants her to get the death sentence. The only person who seems to believe in Paige’s innocence is her fiance. Will the defence attorney be able to give the jury reasonable doubt and prove Paige’s innocence? Or is she really guilty?
Peril at End House is the eighth book in the Hercule Poirot series. The famous Belgian detective is vacationing at the seaside village of St. Loo in the south of England, claiming to have retired.
I was in the midst of a crime-ficion reading spree, but wanted to break the monotony. I thought a short children’s fiction would be just the change I needed. I’ve heard of Dr. Seuss’ books, but never read them before.
When a book is made into a movie, it gets a bit more noticed on the bookshelves too. I’ve heard of a few books only after seeing the movie. When the movie based on this book came out a couple of months back, I decided that this book has to be read. I only got around to reading it now.
When it comes to crime fiction, one author I turn to without doubt is Dame Agatha Christie. The queen of crime is one of my favorite authors, and I’ve loved reading many of her books. I chose to read this as part of a reading challenge I’m taking part this year. The challenge asked me to read a book with the word “house” in the title, and for some reason, this is the first book that came to mind.