It is Christmas Eve. The Lee family reunion is shattered by a deafening crash of furniture, followed by a high-pitched wailing scream. Upstairs, the tyrannical Simeon Lee lies dead in a pool of blood, his throat slashed. But when Hercule Poirot, who is staying in the village with a friend for Christmas, offers to assist, he finds an atmosphere not of mourning but of mutual suspicion. It seems everyone had their own reason to hate the old man.More
"There is irresistible simplicity and buoyancy of a Christmas treat about it all." (Times Literary Supplement)
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A good read
Unusual and full of red herrings
- Kathleen Margaret Doherty