Our December challenge will be pretty easy, as we will all be busy preparing for Christmas and the New Year….so, any books relating to Christmas, and of course, the New Year, is all you have to choose! You can read as many or as few as you wish:) It’s your choice!
Agatha Christie – Hercule Poirot’s Christmas (Hercule Poirot Series #20)
Poirot plans a quiet Christmas in London until learning that it also will be a cold one, owing to his flat’s broken boiler. When a wealthy old man calls for the detective’s help, Poirot opts for a working holiday at the man’s well-heated country estate. No warmth exudes from the home’s occupants, however, and Poirot winds up with a murder to solve, family politics to unravel, and shocking revelations from the past to sort out. For help he turns to Chief Inspector Japp, who is grateful to be rescued from Christmas with the in-laws.
* How dreadful that the holidays should begin with a wailing scream and a deathly gurgle! Never has Poirot’s mighty brain functioned more brilliantly than in “Hercule Poirot’s Christmas” (“New York Times”).
(Media: BBC Full-cast Radio Drama)
Old Time Radio:
⚑ Agatha Christie 04-12-24 The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding (MP3)
⚑ Agatha Christie 86-12-24 Hercule Poirot’s Christmas (MP3)