A Coffin for Dimitrios by Eric Ambler
A delightful mystery where a crime writer stumbles onto the life of a devious character, Dimitrios and can't let it go. I don't often read mystery novels, but this one held my attention to the end.
Book #36 in my My 2020 Reading Challenge
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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
Hercule Poirot Mysteries #4
Lately, I've had the itch to read more mystery novels. I recently read The Moonstone which was an amazing mystery novel. It was so well done I thought all great mystery novels would be the same, but I was wrong.
Agatha Christie is a famous author but I didn't really like this novel. I read that this novel was one of her best but it didn't do it for me. The characters kept running around in circles and the Belgian Inspector Hercule Poirot was downright annoying. The culprit of the murder they found at the end logically fit the clues, but it felt contrived. The whole book felt like a good imitation of a mystery novel with the soul missing.
I was disapointed with this one, but I'll still try to find some more exciting mystery novels to read in the future.
Book #22 in my My 2020 Reading Challenge
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The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins (1868)
This novel is generally regarded by most to be the first detective story and to have established many of the detective literary devices. The Wikipedia page about this book is an interesting document in of itself to find out more about the history and literary significance of this novel.