Five Little Pigs

by Agatha Christie

Sunday, May 13, 2001

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in one of those curious pieces of transatlantic title changing the copy of this i read had the consideraby less interesting title of murder in retrospect. does the rhyme this little piggy went to market… not exist on the left hand side of the atlantic? the current printing in the us has the original title though.

i read this in the course of a sunday evening, the fastest book i’ve read in quite some time. the murder had happened years before and hercule poirot goes round to see all the various players in the case and gets their views on what happened. then he puts his little grey cells to work and gathers the players together to conclude, from what they said and what they left unsaid, what really happened. the plot was perfectly suited to hercule poirot’s style.