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Review: The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding


  • Title: The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding
  • Author: Agatha Christie
  • Hardback
  • Released: 1960
  • Genre: Short Story
  • My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

*My opinions are my own.

*May contain spoilers.

An English country house at Christmas time should be the perfect place to get away from it all – but nothing is ever simple for Hercule Poirot, as he finds not one but five baffling cases to solve.

First comes a sinister warning on his pillow to avoid the plum pudding…then the discovery of a corpse in a chest…next, an overheard quarrel that leads to murder…the strange case of a dead man’s eating habits…and the puzzle of a victim who dreams of his own suicide.

I enjoyed the premise of this story, a good detective story can be alot of fun. Agatha Christie has a great ability for creating suspense without using violence. She allows the readers mind to fill in blanks without them being lead astray.

My problem with this specific Agatha Christie story is that it was too short. I wish she had made this a novella instead. I loved the characters. Had she given more details I would have loved this story.

I am still willing to tell people about this story if they are Agatha Christie fans or if they are looking for something to get themselves out of a reading slump.



I was a bibliophile before I learned the alphabet. From an early age I have used books to relieve the pressures of reality. I was I teenager before I appreciated the learning power of books. Now, as an adult, I read books for both learning and relaxation.

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