Agatha Christie – Third Girl

32. Third Girl by Agatha Christie (1966)
The Hercule Poirot Series Book 35
Length: 264 pages
Genre: Contemporary Mystery
Started: 11 May 2015
Finished: 15 May 2015
Where did it come from? From Barnes and Noble
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 23 January 2008
Why do I have it? I like contemporary mysteries and have read and enjoyed several books by this author in the past.

From the moment he meets her, the young girl strikes Hercule Poirot as peculiar. In fact, everything about her – from her tousled appearance to her perplexed stare – seems too strange; downright abnormal to him. Yet it’s her vague confession to a murder she’s not even entirely sure she committed that really throws the little Belgian detective for a loop. In all his years, Monsieur Poirot has never encountered such an unusual child.

The mystery becomes even darker and more complicated when he finds out that the odd little duck has suddenly flown the proverbial coop. What’s more: No one knows where she may have gone, nor does anyone seem to care that she’s missing. So, the question is: Just what’s her secret? No one’s talking. But Monsieur Poirot suspects that the answer is going to be a killer…

Over the past several years, I’ve actually read a total of eight of Agatha Christie’s books – this is the fourth book that I have read in her Hercule Poirot Series. In my opinion, this was certainly an enjoyable read for me, but still incredibly intricate and confusing in parts. This perhaps wasn’t Agatha Christie’s best book in my opinion, but in typical Agatha Christie style; I was completely in the dark when it came to revealing the ‘who-done-it’ moment in the story. Overall, I would give this book a B+!

B+! – (89-94%)

Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight

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2 thoughts on “Agatha Christie – Third Girl

  1. I've been an avid fan if Agatha Christie's for decades now!! I loved reading your review of Third Girl… It is fabulous!!

    Too be honest, I can't remember if I've read Third girl or not… I went through a phase, 30 years ago, in high school where I couldn't get enough of Christie's novels and read any of her novels I could get my hands on at the time… Maybe I should pick up a copy of Third Girl and read it.

    By the way, Hercule Poirot is one of my favorite detectives!!

  2. Hello there,
    I, too, love Agatha Christie, but I didn't think Third Girl was one of her best, though. My high school days were about fifty years ago now, and I remember one summer reading an Agatha Christie book Death on the Nile. I loved it!!

    My daughter, Mareena, is also a Christie fan and I often borrow her books. Thank you for your comment.

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