Pubblicato in Italia con il titolo Poirot e la salma. Un weekend in campagna finisce in omicidio. Fortunatamente, Hercule Poirot è sulla scena…

As I keep reading Hercule Poirot novels I can’t help thinking that he has many similarities with Jessica Fletcher from Murder She Wrote (although, he came first): wherever he goes, there is a murder. This time the setting is a country house. The Belgian detective is invited over to lunch by a neighbour who has a few family members staying for the weekend. However, when he arrives, he stumbles over a murder scene: a man bleeding while his wife stands over him holding a gun. When the gun turns out to be not the murder weapon and romantic entanglements are uncovered, things get more complicated and interesting.

A murder where everyone is a suspect and the weapon is not the murder weapon can’t be easy to solve, but Hercule Poirot is, as always, at the top of his game. Well-written and with an interesting cast of well-drafted characters, The Hollow is another fantastic mystery from the Queen of Crime!