After the Funeral is a detective novel by Agatha Christie.
Summary of the Book
At the funeral of the wealthy Richard Abernathie, everyone assumes it’s a natural death. After all, Abernathie was 68 years old. But when an attendee suddenly exclaims that it is clearly a murder despite being neatly covered up. This makes Mr. Entwhistle, the family lawyer, investigate the case. Soon, Entwhistle realizes that Abernathie was definitely murdered. This is very suspicious since he had recently revised his will after his only son had died. In his new will, he left his fortune to five of his surviving relatives and a brother’s widow. Before Entwhistle can find any clues, the attendee is killed in her sleep, bludgeoned with a hatchet. This makes matters ugly and Mr. Entwhistle decides to call an expert: the ingenious Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot.
About Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie was an English novelist best known for her murder mystery novels. She created several best-selling storylines centred around timeless characters such as Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, Tommy and Tuppence and Parker Pyne. Some of her best known books are A Mysterious Affair at Styles, Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case, And Then There Were None and The Murder of Roger Ackroyd.
The current title was adapted by MGM into a film entitled Murder at the Gallop, notable for changing the detective from Poirot to Miss Marple, played by Margaret Rutherford.
Series Reading Order
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An Underrated Agatha Christie! Really Engaging Read!
25 Nov, 2013
Will Have No Regret
10 Jun, 2014
A fairly good book
23 May, 2014
A Great Read !!!!!
21 Jan, 2014