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Ik ben verslaafd aan boeken. Hieronder kan je mijn volledige lijst vinden van gelezen fictie-boeken die in mijn boekenkast. Van sommige boeken kan je zelfs een korte bespreking vinden.
Poirot komt terug

Poirot komt terug


Agatha Christie

Eerste Uitgave





A.W. Sijthoff






190 bladzijden






Wanneer de oude mevrouw McGinty met ingeslagen schedel wordt gevonden, kost het de politie niet veel moeite de dader te pakken te krijgen. Inspecteur Spence heeft echter het onbehaaglijke gevoel dat de rechter een totaal onschuldige ter dood veroordeeld heeft. Ten einde raad roept Spence Hercule Poirot te hulp om de werkelijke moordenaar te vinden voor er een onschuldig man wordt opgehangen.


A bit too complex, maybe

Dead comes to the town of Broadhinny. On November 22, Mrs. McGinthy, a widow of sixty-four who worked in various village houses as a daily domestic, is found murdered, knocked in the back of the head, in her cottage parlour. Her bedroom has been ransacked, the floorboards pried up. Police find her savings, thirty pounds' worth, hidden under a stone behind the house. Suspicion falls immediately on her boarder, the "sometimes cringing and sometimes truculent" James Bently. But Superintendent Spence is not sure James did it, so he calls his dearest friend Hercule Poirot to help.
Mrs. McGinthy's Dead is a very complex story. Maybe a bit too complex to be good. The story evolves on a high pace, but in my opinion the outcome is one of the most disputable of Agatha's long and successful career. What seems to be a clear case at first, becomes a hodgepodge of intrigues and secrets. Finally, just a few pages before the end, a certain, vital clue is discovered. Without this clue, it is truly impossible to find the murderer - unless your first name is Sherlock, of course. So "fairness" is not directly a word I would associate with this book. "It had not been an interesting murder," the Belgian sleuth things to himself at a certain point, but it gave me a nasty headache to find out what really happened. Next time I will read something lighter, I guess.