Title: Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case
Author: Agatha Christie
Page Count/Review Word Count: 192
Well, this was a little bit different – you’ll definitely want to save this book for last if you’re working your way through the Poirot series, because this effectively ends with a finality that none of the other books have to offer.
In this book, an elderly Poirot takes on his final case, returning to the scene of his very first case in Styles. Of course, Hastings comes along as well, as does a host of supporting characters that keep you guessing right up to the end of the book.
As usual, Christie is on fine form, and whilst Poirot is physically struggling, his mind is as sharp as ever. The mystery is probably one of the most complex of all of Christie’s stories, and yet the solution to it is fiendishly simple – it has all of the hallmarks of a classic Christie, and so it’s heartily recommended from me.
Just be sure to keep a box of tissues beside you while you’re reading, because you’re going to need them.