ASIN #: B00G98B1QO
File Size: 1315 KB
Page Count: 75
Copyright: November 12, 2013
Publisher: Witness Impulse
(Taken from Amazon)
Never before published—the lost classic, unseen for sixty years!
A party game goes dead wrong in this ingenious mystery from the most beloved novelist of all time. Hercule Poirot, the world's favorite detective, has agreed to take part in a mock murder mystery in a charming English village—but when tragedy strikes, a different sort of game begins ...
In 1954, Agatha Christie wrote this novella with the intention of donating the proceeds to a fund set up to buy stained glass windows for her local church at Churston Ferrers, and she filled the story with references to local places, including her own home of Greenway. But, having completed it, she decided instead to expand the story into a full-length novel, Dead Man's Folly, which was published two years later, and donated a Miss Marple story (Greenshaw's Folly) to the church fund instead.
Unseen for sixty years, Hercule Poirot and the Greenshore Folly is finally published in this ebook-exclusive edition.
Speaking the name 'Agatha Christie' is like speaking Stephen King's name. Everyone knows who the author is and what they write. When I was offered the opportunity to read and review a never-before-published manuscript by one of the leading female whodunit authors of all time, you'd better believe I jumped at the chance.
Hercule Poirot is a detective that Ms. Christie uses as a main character in one of her series. He is refined, contemplative, observant, and reminds me much of Sherlock Holmes. In this novel, Hercule has been invited by an old author friend to attend a murder mystery party and present the prize to the first person solving the mystery. Because his author friend will essentially not take 'no' for an answer, Hercule takes the next train out.
Upon arrival, Hercule is introduced to quite a few people who eventually become suspects of their own, outside of the murder mystery. For wherever this is Hercule, there is a mystery to be solved.
Agatha Christie has always been one of my most favorite authors and it's her writing that actually began my love of murder mysteries. Hercule Poirot and the Greenshore Folly is a quick, cozy mystery that anyone can read in an afternoon. Those who enjoy such novels will definitely appreciate this Christie novella.
*An ecopy was provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.