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Murder in Retrospect

by Agatha Christie

Published: 1942

Sorry, I don’t have a pic of this one.  The copy I own is in a small collection of Christie mysteries entitled Murder Preferred.  I think that this title is hilarious, because who actually prefers murder?  Ah well.

This mystery is exactly what the title says.  Poirot is asked to reexamine a murder that occurred sixteen years previously.  I actually really enjoy this mystery because you have access to all the same information as Poirot, making it (theoretically) possible for you to solve the mystery as well.  This story lacks the feeling of urgency; one never feels that the killer is going to strike again as he so often does in other mysteries.  Still, I found it to be a very good read.


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