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Who Moved My Cheese?
If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans
Scientific Secrets for Self-Control
Just One Damned Thing After Another
The Vanishing
Exercises in Knitting
The Good Dream
The Very Best of Edgar Allan Poe
The Chosen
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Talking God
The Professor
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The Finisher
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Dracula and Other Stories
A New Song
Christy
All Quiet on the Western Front
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hercule Poirot and the Greenshore Folly

Hercule Poirot and the Greenshore FollyHercule Poirot and the Greenshore Folly by Agatha Christie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book had been lost and has been unpublished for 60 some years. It was written to help raise fund for stained glass windows for Christie's church. It was later remade into Dead Man's Folly which had a similar plot but different ending.

The story takes place at "Greenshore" and centers around an ancestral home and two murders. In the beginning, the reader learns that a beautiful Victorian Folly was built in an unappealing setting. The folly seems almost another character in the book, its pall hangs over everything. The new owner of Greenshore has a beautiful but simple minded wife and there is a fete begin given on the grounds. A murder role playing adventure has been planned by Ariadne Oliver, a great friend of Hercule Poirot. She asks Poirot to attend because she feels that there is something wrong in the situation and wants him to be available.

The players take on their roles, but suddenly it is more than a game when the pretend corpse is actually murdered and someone disappears. The crime is complex and so is the solution but most of it can be figured out.

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