After the Funeral by Agatha Christie

After the Funeral

Hercule Poirot #31

Agatha Christie

fiction Classics Crime Mystery
mysterious medium-paced
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Hercule Poirot is called on to investigate the murder of a brother and sister in this classic from the Queen of Mystery.

When Cora Lansquenet is savagely murdered, the odd remark she made the day before at her brother's funeral becomes chillingly important: "It's been hushed up very nicely, hasn't it. . . . But he was murdered, wasn't he?"

Desperate to learn more about both deaths, the family solicitor turns to detective extraordinaire Hercule Poirot to unravel the mystery. . . .

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mysterious 100%
adventurous 60%
funny 40%
lighthearted 40%
relaxing 20%
tense 20%


medium 60%
fast 40%

Strong character development?

No: 66% | Yes: 33%

Loveable characters?

No: 66% | It's complicated: 33%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 100%

Flaws of characters centre-stage?

No: 66% | Yes: 33%

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