Pubblicato in Italia con il titolo Poirot e la strage degli innocenti. Una festa di Halloween si trasforma in tragedia e Hercule Poirot è chiamato ad investigare.
In Woodleigh Common, children are celebrating Halloween with a party that ends in tragedy when thirteen-year-old Joyce is found dead, drowned in an apple-bobbing tub. At the party, there was also thriller author Ariadne Oliver who is convinced that Joyce was killed because of her revelation that she had witnessed a murder, even though no one seemed to believe her. So, she calls her friend Hercule Poirot to investigate. Everyone thought that Joyce was a liar. Did she really witness a murder? And was she killed so she wouldn’t talk?
Although this is not my favorite Poirot novel, I still enjoyed it. The atmosphere is sinister, the suspense is high (is the killer going to murder someone else?), and the characters are complex. An enjoyable and entertaining read full of twists.