Death on the Nile – Agatha Christie – Falls Short


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Death on the Nile. Image Credits: http://www.amazon.com

After reading the best books by Agatha Christie – And Then There Were None, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and The A.B.C. Murders, I expected a spine-chilling plot, twists and unexpected climax in ‘Death on the Nile’. But I was disappointed.

This is not a spoiler alert.

Death on the Nile lacks the aura of Christie’s novels. The plot is predictable and the characters are uninteresting. Two or three secondary  female characters appear more or less similar to each other. Hercule Poirot is confused during the quest of the murderer.

Not the best book of Christie, yet a readable one.

— Anoop © People and Hearts

The ABC Murders – A Different Path Unravelled


The ABC Murders - Agatha Christie
The ABC Murders – Agatha Christie

This time, Agatha Christie uses a new approach to reveal the mystery in her 1939 classic ‘The ABC Murders‘.  The author makes readers to think differently unlike her other creations.

The logic and methodological deduction technique is put to test here. The final revelation of the murderer surprises the readers. It’s Christie and Poirot who have the last laugh when the novel concludes. The murderer gives Hercule Poirot a hard time testing the detective’s grey cells.

The ABC Murders –  fresh and completely out of the box!  A new twist to cold-blooded serial killings. Mystery readers will love it. Grab your copy now!

  • Anoop © People and Hearts 

Started Writing My First Book


Friends, I’m happy to share to the world that I’ve started to write my First Book. I’ve finally begun working on my dream of publishing my first book.

I know that writing a book and finally publishing it is not an easy job. But I’m more thrilled to take up that challenge of publishing my first book.

I must thank one person for instilling the confidence in me for taking this step. And I’m very thankful to my lady, my love, who looked into my eyes and said, “You must write and publish your book”.

If she hadn’t told me those words, I would have remained inside the shell thinking that I will publish my book one day. But when? I didn’t know!

Now, I’m sure that day is not far. So busy and difficult days ahead. I’m gonna make it a reality.

I’m gonna work hard for that with utmost sincerity and dedication.

  • Anoop ©People and Hearts

And Then There Were None – Spot On


And Then There Were None - Image Courtesy - Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And_Then_There_Were_None
And Then There Were None – Image Courtesy – Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And_Then_There_Were_None

When you hold the masterpiece of Agatha Christie‘s And Then There Were None, you feel the thrill and suspense at its peak. ‘And Then There Were None‘ is  unarguably the world’s best-selling mystery novel with 100 million sales recorded so far.

Christie has pulled this off in style, where the identity of the murderer is the toughest foil to crack. Clean narration and writing brings the story come alive in the most unexpected way.

If you haven’t yet read ‘And Then There Were None‘, grab the book from the stores immediately.

Agatha Christie rolls the dice in her own trademark style of suspense and twists. A compelling read!

– Anoop © People and Hearts

Agatha Christie’s Peril at End House – Predictable


Peril at End House
Peril at End House (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Taking a look at Agatha Christie‘s work – Peril at End House, published in 1932, this time. The story did not make an impression that it was supposed to do.

Christie employs the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot as the central character for the story. Accompanying Poirot, Arthur Hastings returns to the picture playing his role well.

Mademoiselle ‘Nick’ is in danger, as she had survived three narrow escapes from death. Poirot takes up his detective role into the case with the use of his usual ‘little grey cells’.  How the story unfolds from there is up to the reader to take care of. Interestingly, Poirot fumbles but makes up in the end with clear head.

Narration by the author has its great flow till the end. But Christie fails to match the suspense and unpredictability seen in her other works. The reader is able to judge the accused even before the first-half of the story.

Not the best from the stable of Agatha Christie but deserves a mention for its clean narration.

Peril at End House –  a predictable peril in the end!

– Anoop
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Everyone has Something to Hide – Fiction


The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
‘Everyone concerned in them has something to hide’, said Hercule Poirot.

Agatha Christie has pulled out a clean thriller in ‘The Murder of Roger Ackroyd‘, which gets better and better as the story goes forward. The author earns a special praise for writing a complex story that has numerous characters and subplots.

The beauty of the story is that every character is doubted as the murderer. This is very well complimented by Hercule Poirot with his stand that ‘Everyone concerned in them has something to hide’.

The book falls under the league of classic detective mystery fiction and has great narration by Christie. Two characters steal the show in their own different styles – Hercule Poirot and Dr. Sheppard. Poirot sticks to his little old grey cells and Sheppard plays the perfect foil for the mystery. Everyone has something to hide, true enough!

Hercule Poirot explains how it all happened
Hercule Poirot explains how it all happened (Photo credit: elena-lu)

The story’s end haunted me for hours. It is indeed one of Christie’s masterpiece. 

– Anoop

© People and Hearts