Agatha Christie's The A.B.C. Murders was everything I expected it to be. It was a smart, fun, edge-of-your-seat mystery that kept me involved from the beginning to the end.
My favorite character was by far Hercule Poirot.
I am not necessarily a fan of mystery novels. But, I enjoyed this one. The way Christie introduces her characters and her storylines is so right on. She does it with such cleverness and quirkiness that I think even a non-reader would appreciate her work.
I admire Christie in so many ways as an author and reading this piece only added to that.
The particular murderer in this book kills his victims in alphabetical order. The first victim was Alice Ascher, the second Betty Bernard and so on. Poirot, a retired detective, only works when there is a special case involved.The A.B.C. murders qualified. He is the only detective with the mojo to get the job done. Hence, being my favorite of them all. Other characters include Captain Hastings, Alexander Bonaparte Cust, Chief Inspector Japp and others.
This book kind of reminds me of the board game Clue. Sooo much fun! I hope you guys enjoyed it as well.
Now, for the next book in my book club...
In light of the current financial crisis most of us are feeling I think it is important to figure out how we all can control our financial futures. Therefore, the new book for my book club is Suze Orman's Women & Money (Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny).
Girls (and guys), let's all try to get our money right! It's going to be hard, but we can do it!