I am still progressing with my read my books project and a few weeks ago I finished another one. Evil Under The Sun by Agatha Christie.
I have watched different television adaptations of this book, but never actually read the book before. I am happy to report that I enjoyed the book, and that the TV adaptations stuck mostly to the plot of the book which was a pleasant surprise as they can sometimes veer off course can't they.
The story takes place on an island, which those in the know will know to be Burgh Island. You can read more about it here if you are not familiar with it.
Various couples come to stay on the island, including the infamous Hercule Poirot, a murder takes place - of course! - and has to be solved. Who could it be, which of the men did it. Or was it one of the women, or someone else. Is someone being framed, is someone being protected. Alibis and false directions abound. Is the killer the most obvious person or not. A case of misdirection perhaps?
There were a few minor asides that I really didn't think necessary, but on the whole the book stuck to the plot well and it was a good story! Recommended for anyone to read and enjoy. It is a bit of fun and not gruesome in any way I though - although it does of course contain a murder!
I could picture this all very well in my head, but that may well have been due to the fact that I have watched the TV adaptation of this with Peter Ustinov several times!! So I think I was imagining that. Peter Ustinov himself didn't make the most convincing Poirot in my opinion, but that adaptation was a good one - also starred Dame Maggie Smith before she was a Dame.
I enjoyed this more than the other Agatha Christies that I have read. If I didn't have so many books which mean that I will be passing this one on to the charity shop, I would read it again if it were on my shelf.
The next book is a Danielle Steel which should be a fairly light and easy read, we will see when I report back!
You can read my other reviews from earlier in the year by clicking the pictures of the books in the sidebar on the right of this page.