Cat Amoungst the Pigeons by Agatha Christie (Hercule Poirot)

In Cat Amoungst the Pigeons by Agatha Christie, Hercule Poirot is called in to investigate some mysterious events and murders that have taken place at a fancy girls boarding school in England.

Two of the teachers find themselves murdered and all the clues lead back to some magnificent jewels which have been secretly smuggled out of a middle eastern country during a civil war. One of the students is able to uncover the reason for the murders, but can Hercule Poirot uncover the identity of the murderer before it is too late.

Cat Amoungst the Pigeons reminded me a lot of The Big Four in some ways. This story isn't limited to a single murder or a domestic dispute of some type – instead, just like The Big Four, this story takes place around the world. There is war, espionage, kidnappings and other such exciting events.

For this reason, the content of this story seems a little bit out of the ordinary for a Hercule Poirot novel. It did take me a little while to get into the story too, mainly because Poirot wasn't involved until closer to the conclusion of the story. But once I got into, I couldn't put it down and I read the entire book in one sitting.

Another thing that I enjoyed about Cat Amoungst the Pigeons is that it really kept me guessing. I had no clue who the murderer could possibly be until the 'big reveal' and yet when it was announced it made perfect sense. Christie did a great job of creating a murderer that it there before your eyes the entire time, and yet manages to fly completely under the radar.

If you are a Christie fan and are looking for something a little bit out of the ordinary then this is one for you.



6.5 / 8
Really enjoyable and well written, couldn't put it down. Recommend that you buy it.

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