This was followed by the grisly discovery of two more bodies, a husband and wife, shot dead. But who had killed whom? Was it a suicide pact? A crime of passion? Or cold-blooded murder?
Poirot delves back into a crime committed 15 years earlier and discovers that, when there is a distinct lack of physical evidence, it's just as well that "old sins leave long shadows".
©1972 Agatha Christie Limited, a Chorion Company. All rights reserved; (P)2003 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK
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Classic Christie mystery
It might be because I've read so many of Christie's mysteries before but I found this story slightly predictable.
"Avoid the later Christie novels"
I've really enjoyed Hugh Fraser's other readings of Christie's novels, and, whilst Fraser is as good as ever, sadly Christie herself just isn't up to scratch here.
First published in the 1970s, Elephants Can Remember doesn't come close to the Poirot novels of forty years before. I couldn't even listen to it all the way through, it was so dull. Best avoided I think, and better to try another Poirot story instead.
I enjoyed listening to this typical Christie plot with twists and turns galore. It focuses quite a bit on Ariadne Oliver before Poirot gets involved but is well read by Hugh Frazer
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