Mr. Poirot and his friend Hastings are vacationing in the resort town of St. Loo. Poirot is supposedly retired until a mystery gets in the way. While relaxing outside, they meet a young woman by the name of Magdala Buckley. She remarks how she has been having a series of accidents. But upon hearing the description of such accidents, our detective believes someone is trying to kill her.
Poirot takes measures to prevent Ms. Buckley from getting into another accident that can cause her death. Upon insisting she is not alone, he has her call her cousin to come stay with her. All is set. Until a day of fireworks and murder. The murder of her cousin that is.
There is no lack of suspects in this book. From Ms. Buckley’s friend Fredrica Rice, a couple that is renting a cottage on her property to a young man who is madly in love with her.
I simply love the works of Agatha Christie and the way she weaved her books with the many twists and turns to get to the end of the story. If you love a true mystery, this is a nice pickup. I am bias though. I have the majority of Ms. Christie’s collections.