Finally another book finished! At last! I seem to have been reading this for ages although as I posted my last review at the start of April it can't have been that long and I certainly feel as though I read this book far more quickly than the last one I read.
This months read was another Agatha Christie, The Mystery of the Blue Train. Hercule Poirot is the detective in this story, which is a complete story in itself. I must have seen the television show of this, but I don't remember it so I didn't know how the story would be told or what the ending would be.
The story centres around a mystery that does indeed happen on The Blue Train. There is - of course - a murder and also some other strange goings on. It seems as if the killer is obvious, there is certainly an obvious suspect, but perhaps they were not actually the murderer.
On the sidelines there are various other characters who have their parts to play and to tell the story, but are they there just to fill in the blanks or are they more significant?
What really is the mystery, is it really the murder, or is there something else deeper at play here...
I enjoyed reading this much more than the other recent Agatha Christie books because it was a whole story in itself and it seemed to make more sense. However, the ending wasn't very satisfactory as it centred around things that we hadn't had a chance to really solve while reading the story.
Although I am happy to be surprised by the ending I like to feel that I at least have some chance of figuring it out, but I suspect that this is quite common in Christies books.
So to sum up, a good story that I enjoyed, but don't feel the need to read again. In fact I won't be reading this again in any case. This book was clearly published many many years ago. Just look at the price tag. 25p!!! The book has literally fallen apart so it cannot even go to the charity shop. Instead I have sent it to the recycling bin.
My next read? Another Christie book and then I will be taking a break from her for a little while. I want to read my wood chopping book (yes that is a real thing!) and another that I have been dipping into about the Mitford Sisters.
What are you reading right now? If you would like to share please let me know below in the comments as I always like to find out what other people are enjoying.