The Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
An early Poirot and Hastings mystery. It's funny to see how the characters evolved (and didn't) over the years. Hastings, ever the romantic, falling for beautiful ladies left and right. Poirot, ever practical, laughing quietly behind his back. And solving the crimes while outfoxing Giraud.
In this one, what's past is prologue. Poirot remembers a famous case and uses it to solve this one. Clever, so clever. You might, like me and Hastings, think you have solved the crime several times until you give up and let Papa Poirot explain it all. And in the end he proves he does have some romance in his heart and a true friendship for Hastings by setting up a sweet ending.
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