I’m not sure why I decided to read Agatha Christie’s Poirot books and stories again. I’m 95% confident that I’ve read them all before. However, I read them haphazardly, and I like to be methodical (see why I like Poirot?). So, I’m reading them again, in basically this order.
My fabulous copy of Hercule Poirot: The Complete Short Stories includes exactly that, every story, in original publication order. Fully half of the stories were written in the early 1920s, and it is those that I’ve been reading.
Poirot is just as ridiculously lovable and clever as I remembered. The best part about re-reading these stories is that Pumpkin Pie, my son, is interested too! At his request, we’ve instituted Poirot night. On the 2nd Friday of each month the two of us watch the incomparable David Suchet bring a Poirot story to life. So, thank you, Agatha!
“A statesman in these days has a difficult task. He has to pursue the policy he deems advantageous to his country, but he has at the same time to recognize the force of popular feeling. Popular feeling is very often sentimental, muddleheaded, and eminently unsound, but it cannot be disregarded for all that.”
– The Incredible Theft