Rating: 3 Stars ★★★☆☆
When Captain Roger Angmering built himself a house in the year 1782 on the island off Leathercombe Bay, it was thought the height of eccentricity on his part.
When a beautiful woman is found strangled to death at a holiday resort, the murder appears to be a crime of passion. But could it have been something more evil and premeditated altogether? Hercule Poirot has his vacation interrupted in this mystery.
The hotel is on an island. At high tide, it is only accessible by boat. And so, when a beautiful young woman is murdered, Hercule Poirot thinks that the suspect is close. Not some monomaniac come from the shore.
“It is romantic, yes,” agreed Hercule Poirot. “It is peaceful. The sun shines. The sea is blue. But you forget, Miss Brewster, there is evil everywhere under the sun.”
But who murdered her? Her lover? Her husband? The woman who loves her husband or the child who hates her? Or is it someone else among the guests?
Hercule Poirot is on the case and determined to get to the bottom of the mystery.
It’s a classic Agatha Christie: the setting is beautiful and remote enough for there to be a small pool of suspects. The relationships are complicated and she is able to characterize people with just a few sentences.
A great summery mystey.