Hercule 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This book had been lost and has been unpublished for 60 some years.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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