Book Review: The Big Four by Agatha Christie

Book Reviews
The Big Four Book Cover The Big Four
Hercule Poirot Series
Agatha Christie
Crime, Mystery, Classic
William Morrow Paperbacks
January 6, 2004
208 pages

Hercule Poirot is preparing for a voyage to South America. Looming in the doorway of his bedroom is an uninvited guest, coated from head to foot in dust and mud. The man's gaunt face registers Poirot for a moment, and then he collapses. The stranger recovers long enough to identify Poirot by name and madly and repeatedly scribble the figure '4' on a piece of paper. Poirot cancels his trip. An investigation is in order. Fortunately, Poirot has the faithful Captain Hastings at his side as he plunges into a conspiracy of international scope -- one that would consolidate power in the deadly cabal known as 'The Big Four.'

In the next Hercule Poirot adventure, this time this was all about the investigation of Mr. Hercule Poirot and Mr. Hastings to “The Big Four”. Hercule Poirot became interested in unveiling the true identities of each member of the Big Four, in which he was willing to sacrifice even his life to this investigation. I cannot say any more about the plot of the story because I don’t want to spoil you with it. I’m sorry. 😊

My thoughts about “The Big Four” was it didn’t leave a remarkable story to me unlike “The Murder of Roger Ackroyd”. Still, I’m glad that in this story, Hastings appreciates Mr. Hercule Poirot more as a friend and companion than in the other books. Keep it up, Mr. Hastings!

I can’t say any more about this book, but overall, I still like this one!

3 thoughts on “Book Review: The Big Four by Agatha Christie”

  1. I have yet to read a Poirot novel! I’ve read other Agatha Christie books and I’ve always meant to read a Poirot novel but I’ve just never got there for some reason… maybe this is one I need to give a go!

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