After the Funeral by Agatha Christie⁠⁠ – Book Review



The Plot

⁠”It’s been hushed up very nicely, hasn’t it…But he was murdered, wasn’t he?” The master of a Victorian mansion dies suddenly, and his sister Cora is convinced it was murder. Nobody takes her seriously until she is savagely murdered with a hatchet. Will Hercule Poirot unravel the mystery?⁠

❤️ What I liked about After the Funeral by Agatha Christie⁠

👨‍👩‍👧‍👧 Family Drama. I always love when a family is at the centre of an Agatha Christie mystery… she is so good at developing characters! I especially liked George and Rosamund. George because of his charm, Rosamund because she outsmarts everybody, even if nobody seems to think she is clever enough. ⁠

📑 The details. If it’s your first Christie, you’ll probably think as you read that details are just details. But if you know her, you’ll know that what appears to be a mundane detail is usually central to the solution of the mystery.

❓ The whodunit. I did not guess who the culprit was. It can be a bit annoying, but it’s also a sign of how good the author is. I knew it had to be somebody nobody would ever suspect, but I picked the wrong one!⁠

To the score


Another amazing book by the Queen of crime. I loved that she makes fun of Poirot’s arrogance, just a little bit, of course! ⁠ I read this book for the March #readchristie2022 challenge, and it was also the @murderatthebookclub book of the month. As always, I am looking forward to my next Agatha!⁠

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