Five Little Pigs

Five Little Pigs

Five Little Pigs is a book written by the acclaimed author Agatha Christie. It is an unusual book as the renowned sleuth Hercule Poirot solves a case regarding a murder that took place sixteen years ago.  This meant that Poirot could only use what he calls his ‘little grey cells’. This time we are totally enraptured by Poirot’s wit as he unravels the murderer’s identity in the last part of the book. Readers are totally kept in the dark throughout the book.

The title is something that will attract you to read the synopsis. While reading the book, you will realise why Christie has named the book so . I will not ruin that surprise for you.

Amyas Crale, a famous painter was ostensibly murdered by his wife, Caroline .Caroline was taken into custody and was imprisoned for life. According to all of the people in the house at that time, the motive could only be jealousy since her husband had had an affair with a young woman called Elsa Greer and intended to marry her. Moreover, all the evidence pointed towards Caroline. Almost everyone blamed her until her daughter, Carla reads a letter written by her mother (who was now dead) to her telling her that she was innocent. Carla receives this ‘present’  on her 21st birthday. Carla instantly calls upon the services of Hercule Poirot and asks him to investigate the matter. Needless to say, Poirot succeeds in finding the real culprit.

Like many Agatha Christie novels, you may initially find the novel slightly tedious but soon you will be intrigued by the plot and will start pondering upon the case. Every reader will wonder who the real culprit is. Each suspect is as unlikely as the next. Who could the murderer be? A stockbroker who was also Amyas’ best friend? Or his sister-in-law who was then just a young girl of 15? The story revolves around 5 primary suspects and Hercule Poirot very ingeniously analyses and finally solves the case.

I love reading mysteries especially ones written by Agatha Christie. I have no shame in admitting that I guessed the culprit wrong. I assure you that you will not regret reading this book.

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  1. Hey, Riddh….you might be wondering why I’m commenting on your first post, right? I just wanted to tell you this:
    Many many congratulations!!! 3 more to go and you will have 400 members in your fam! I’m so very happy for you. Your blog never stops impressing me! Your content, like everything, from books to movies, everything is so well written and reviewed! I hope your blog will be followed by all the other bloggers (and non-bloggers too) out there because they are seriously missing out. I hope you continue blogging ‘always and forever’ and yeah, I will for sure support you endlessly! My congratulations might be VERY simple when you actually get 400 follows, but I want to be the first to wish ya 🙂 All the best for all your future endeavors. Always be happy! I hope you find your Noah one day. Keep smiling, and never stop doing what you love. Don’t forget this: You are very loved everywhere !! Never think otherwise. SHINE forever. DREAM huge. SMILE endlessly.

    Love and joy,
    Your sistah (if it’s too much for me to call you that, you can tell. I won’t feel bad 🙂 )

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    1. Hi Pannaga!
      Well, yes I was honestly wondering why you liked my first post and was seriously embarrassed because, well…. it is bad.
      And thank you so much for all the praise! I honestly am not worthy and there are so many better bloggers out there!
      And being the hopeless romantic I am, I hope so too😂
      And once again thank you so so so so so so so so so so so so much!

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  2. It was not bad!
    You are! You deserve the moon and more ;D
    Yeah, you will find one. Hopefully, soon(LOL. Don’t be embarrassed! Just kidding….or not;) )
    Don’t mention it!!

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