Tag Archives: Poirot

Reading Agatha

“Who received the unprecedented honour of a book review in a scientific journal for the accurate descriptions of poison in their first novel?” was the question at the Christmas Book Club quiz night in December 2014 that initially got me thinking I should maybe read Agatha Christie rather than watch the dramatisations on TV.   I […]

Not just a case of the little Belgian detective Guest Book Review by A. Spencer

‘Please tell to Poirot, if you can, what they have in common.’ ‘You mean Inspector Morse, Inspector Rebus and yourself, Hercule Poirot?’, I said. ‘Oui, mon ami, précisément,’ he said, ‘and why not, how you say, throw in for the measure good, some New Tricks?’ ‘You want me to tell you what links them and […]

Watching the Detectives

It occurred to me recently, when I was watching David Suchet playing Hercule Poirot, in the last of the Christie books featuring the Belgian detective, that it’s not often that you get to follow a particular character on TV and watch, over a substantial period of time, as he/she ages. As you watch, the lead […]