After the Funeral by Agatha Christie⁠⁠ – Book Review

Genre

Mystery

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

⭐⭐⭐️⭐4/5

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!⁠

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s