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.
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.
I am a big fan of the author Agatha Christie, and without a doubt, I consider her to be one of the best authors in the genre of crime fiction. From the many sleuths she has created, I admire Hercule Poirot, and his character. This book was a play, initially, and it was adapted into a novel by Charles Osborne. As such, this is the first Hercule Poirot novel that’s not written by Christie that I am reading.
There are a few go-to authors for me whose works I can pick up at a moment’s notice and expect that it’ll be quality. Agatha Christie is one such author. I’ve read many of her books. This is the first book in the Hercule Poirot series.
There are few authors I can never tire reading. J K Rowling, Lee Child, Khaled Hosseini, Arthur Conan Doyle… and then there’s Agatha Christie. I discovered the beauty of crime fiction through Sherlock Holmes, but it was (and still is) Agatha Christie who continues to keep me hooked to that genre. Over the years, I’ve read and collected most of her works, and I was delighted when a book club I’m a part of decided on this book for its Book of the Month.
Agatha Christie, to date, is my favorite author when it comes to crime fiction. Not many, if any, compare to her and her style of writing. Of the detectives she has created, my favorite is Poirot, and I continue to read the novels featuring him whenever I can.