Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie

I found Agatha Christie’s Five Little Pigs through a BookGorilla email. Since it’s a book that I hadn’t read or even heard of before, I had to get it.

A quote from Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie

Caroline Crale the younger requests Hercule Poirot’s assistance. Yet, it’s not what you might think. The case is from sixteen years ago when Carla, as the younger Caroline Crale is known, was only five and a half years old. You see, her mother was convicted of poisoning her father. Thus is why Carla grew up in Canada with cousins.

A quote from Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie

Monsieur Poirot agrees to take the case and starts by talking to all involved with the court case that is still alive. He discovers that there are five major players that were at the scene of the crime. He likened them to the five little pigs- you know the nursery rhyme- this little pig went to the market, etc.

Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie

Brief Summary (while trying not to give everything away)

In Five Little Pigs, Poirot must figure out whether or not Caroline Crale killed her husband. He uses his little grey cells as he calls them to think about all the clues to figure out who did it.


Five Little Pigs is NOT available on Kindle Unlimited. Hercule Poirot is as he always is in this one. I especially liked this one because I picked up on one of the clues quite early. I love to try to solve it with Poirot. The narrative is an interesting work as there are multiple books within it. Each part plays its role. Agatha Christie is a master for sure.

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