Book: Peril at End House (1932)
Author: Agatha Christie
Cost: Rs.102 (Amazon.in)
GR8 Meter: 5.5/8 YES
25 days and completed 1 more mystery novel from Agatha Christie today, that makes it 4 reads of her. Let’s review PERIL AT END HOUSE which was 14th published book of AC and published in 1932 originally.
This is a story of a young lady Magdala Buckley aka Nick who lives all alone in a big and old house called End House, sincs its at end of the lane. But her life is not simple, someone wants to kill her, but she escapes the secret attempts everytime. But its Hercule Poirot in town and he tasks himself to save Nick from her perils. Will he be able to save Nick or someone get better of her and kill her?
This book has one of the best mystery, though on reading perspective my last read of AC was a better enjoyable read (The ABC Murders), this one was on somewhat boring side (hence 25 days for 280 pages) but the mystery here is better than the last other book. Here the boringness is maybe because HP is shown more vulnerable and clueless. I too guessed the main killer right in the starting but I didnt guessed the reason and the actual mystery. Too good. The book is readable and have simple wordings with the same old British English style which make these novels of AC a classic read. You will like the book if you love crime thrillers and if you continue reading this book even though in start and middle pages it looks a bit boring.
I rate this book 5.5/8. Now my next of AC will be FIVE LITTLE PIGS (which will become my 5th read of AC). Do read this one.
Jai Raam ji ki:)