Book cover, The Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie.Author: Agatha Christie
Genre: Crime fiction
Published: 1923
Reading started: June 2nd, 2020
Current progress: N/A
Reading ended: June 24th, 2020. This book was successfully finished in 22 days.
Final review score: 4 of 5


Wikipedia: The Murder on the Links is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie.

The story takes place in northern France, giving Poirot a hostile competitor from the Paris SΓ»retΓ©. Poirot’s long memory for past or similar crimes proves useful in resolving the crimes. The book is notable for a subplot in which Hastings falls in love, a development "greatly desired on Agatha’s part… parcelling off Hastings to wedded bliss in the Argentine."

Reviews when it was published compared Mrs Christie favourably to Arthur Conan Doyle in his Sherlock Holmes mysteries. Remarking on Poirot, still a new character, one reviewer said he was "a pleasant contrast to most of his lurid competitors; and one even suspects a touch of satire in him."

I listened to this novel as an audio book read by Phoebe Judge on the podcast "Phoebe Reads a Mystery".