It is the dim haze of mystery that adds enchantment to pursuit…Antoine Rivarol It’s this same dim haze that entices readers to this genre of literature: the pursuit to unravel the truth and the desire to know what happened in the end make readers fall in love with mystery-centric storytelling.
There’s much more to Agatha Christie beyond Monsieur Poirot and Miss. Marple. She has written a number of spine chilling novels and short stories that don’t include either of these master sleuths, and yet stand tall on their own as superbly crafted mysteries and even succeed in outshining some of the Poirot and Marple cases.
I met Hercule Poirot when I was 11 and it was love at first sight. I had hit off instantly with the Belgian detective with comical looks and an egg-shaped head, flaunting the most perfect set of moustache anyone can ever imagine, and displaying an impeccable sense of courtesy and wardrobe choices, regardless of the circumstances he was flung into…. Read more →