“Peril at End House” by Agatha Christie – A Book Review

This is a Hercule Poirot Mystery first published in 1932.

Miss Nick Buckley mentioned to Hercule Poirot that she must have a charmed life living in her own house called the End House. Three times Nick Buckley had accidental brushes with death. She thought nothing about them for they could be nothing more than accidents. One when a hanging painting fell on her bed she was in missing her by inches; two when a boulder fell onto the path she was walking on; three when the brake of her car failed.

Hercule Poirot thought otherwise when a fourth attempt at killing Nick Buckley was made. The start of investigating who was behind these attempts began in earnest in case the killer was on target the next time round.

The famous private detective Poirot had a hard time trying to piece together a coherent motive for wanting to kill Nick Buckley. Nick had no known enemies or was rich for motive of killing to make any sense. Until nearing the end of the book, Hercule Poirot was completely baffled. There must be a missing piece of information that had not come to light to Poirot and therefore caused confusion to me as I progressed with the book.

The ending was one of surprise and most unlikely. How did Hercule Poirot fare in his investigation? Who was behind this peril of staying in the End House?

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