🃏 Cards on the table by Agatha Christie⁠

“He played the part of the devil too successfully. But he was not the devil. Au fond, he was a stupid man. And so – he died.”⁠

🔪 Mr Shaitana is as flamboyant as his name. He tells Poirot that he considers murder an art form and, to prove his point he decides to show him his “private collection” of four people who are possibly capable of murder. He invites them for dinner together with four sleuths and, at the end of a rather exciting game of bridge, Mr Shaitana is found dead. ⁠

♥️ I liked:⁠
👨 The characters. Hercule Poirot is, as usual, asking questions that nobody else finds relevant, but are fundamental to solve the crime. He is not the only sleuth this time, though, he is accompanied by the amazing Ariadne Oliver. She is as funny and clever as ever, and I would love to see her head of Scotland Yard! All the other characters are well described as well, by the end of the book you get to know them very well.⁠
🔪The whodunit. It was not the first time I read the book and I was 100% sure that the culprit was a certain person, but, as it turned out, I was very wrong! This book is full of plot twists and, even when it seems that the solution must be that one, well, keep in mind that, with Agatha Christie, there is always another possible explanation.⁠

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐5/5 stars. This was the second book chosen for August by @murderatthebookclub and it’s another 5/5 stars. I loved it, it is clever, full of plot twists and based on human nature and behaviour. If it managed to surprise me, even if I had already read it and watched the film, it must be good! ⁠

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