Curtain

Author: Agatha Christie
Reviewer's Age:Grade 10

This book is about the perhaps final case of Christie's most documented detective, Hercule Poirot. It begins where Poirot's first case began nearly half a century earlier, the House of Styles in England. Poirot meets his great companion Captain Hastings to once again trail a long- elusive and extremely cunning murderer staying at the very house in which they find themselves. Suddenly, an invalid wife is killed and Hastings suspects his own daughter of the crime. Embodying love, power, and greed this book takes the reader down an eerie path to Poirot's final and most triumphant success in revealing the grim psychology of a most brutal villain.