Apparently it's not a good idea to watch a mystery movie before reading the story. I have watched most of the Poirot series on PBS and it happens that almost every one of these fourteen story in Agatha Christie's Poirot Investigates has been made into a television film. Therefore, when I started reading these stories, I would get through about the first page or two and think "oh yeah, this is the one where it's the wife" or "geez, the one on the oceanliner".
Though I normally like Christie's short stories for their paradoxically complex mysteries, this was just a painful experience! Next time I will pay more attention to which stories are in the book I choose.
Still thirsting for some mystery,
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