The Murder of Roger Ackroyd ★★★★½

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
Agatha Christie

Genre(s) | Mystery, Crime
Goodreads Rating | 4.24
Humpo Show Rating | 4.30
Published: 2013 (originally 1926)
Publisher: HarperCollins

Murder of Roger Ackroyd

The book is set in the fictional English village of King’s Abbot and opens with the suicide of Mrs. Ferrars, a wealthy widow. The same night, wealthy industrialist Roger Ackroyd, rumoured to have been Ferrars secret lover, is found murdered in his study. There’s no shortage of suspects, all the members of the household stand to gain from his death, but the police focus on Ralph Paton, Ackroy’d stepson and heir, as he has the most to gain from the death and the fact that he is nowhere to be seen. Retired sleuth Hercule Poirot, who has recently moved to the area, agrees to investigate the case – one which will uncover many secrets along the way.
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And Then There Were None (2015) ★★★★½

And Then There Were None (2015) ★★★★½
Channel: BBC One
Starring: Douglas Booth, Charles Dance, Maeve Dermody, Burn Gorman, Anna Maxwell Martin, Sam Neil, Miranda Richardson, Toby Stephens, Noah Taylor, Aidan Turner
Creator: Sarah Phelps (based on Agatha Christie’s novel)
Humpo Show Rating | 9.0

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I avoided watching the BBC miniseries of And Then There Were None, as I had received the Agatha Christie novel as a present, and I wanted to read that first. When it was aired, there were some dissenting voices that criticised the changes made and the dark tone that was adopted by series creator, Sarah Phelps. This is one of my favourite books, and Phelps, as well as a stellar cast, help to pull off a suspenseful drama that full of interesting characters. The plot is simply ingenious, and is one of Christie’s darker stories, and the final solution left me completely floored. Continue reading

The Murder on the Orient Express ★★★★½

The Murder on the Orient Express ★★★★½
Agatha Christie

Genre(s) | Mystery, Thriller, Classic
Goodreads Rating | 4.16
Humpo Show Rating | 4.40
Published: First published in 1926. 2017 edition
Publisher: HarperCollins

A train. A murder. Multiple suspects. Everyone has an alibi. They all have a motive. How did this seemingly impossible murder occur? With only his observations, detective acumen and his imagination to call upon, Hercule Poirot has to sift through the lies to uncover who the murderer is.  Continue reading

Murder on the Orient Express (2017) ★★★☆☆

Murder on the Orient Express (2017) ★★★☆☆
Humpo Show Rating | 6.0
IMDb Rating | 6.8
Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, Leslie Odom Jr., Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Derek Jacobi, Olivia Colman, Miranda Raison, Manuel Garcia-Ruffo, 
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Plot Summary: A lavish train ride unfolds into a stylish & suspenseful mystery. From the novel by Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express tells of thirteen stranded strangers & one man’s race to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again. (IMDb)

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And There Were None ★★★★★

And There Were None ★★★★★
Agatha Christie

Genre(s) | Mystery, Classic
Goodreads Rating | 4.23
Humpo Show Rating | 5.00
Published | 1939
Publisher | Harper

First, there were ten – a curious assortment of strangers summoned as weekend guests to a private island off the coast of Devon. Their host, an eccentric millionaire unknown to all of them, is nowhere to be found. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they’re unwilling to reveal – and a secret that will seal their fate. For each has been marked for murder. One by one they fall prey. Before the weekend is out, there will be none. And only the dead are above suspicion. Continue reading