I quite liked this book, but its not in my top ten, so I definitely think her wok improves, especially the development of Poirot as a character - I think Poirot becomes more of a likeable character in the later works, to me he just didn't seem as charismatic in this as in later books. Strong development of characters, that grow with the reader are becoming rare in modern fiction.
However, in fairness - I read this book a long time ago,I'd already read a few of the later books when I read this for the first time and found them more enjoyable. This is one of the few I've only read once or twice, whereas some of her other books I've read countless times. I hope to find time to quickly re-read it for this task, I first read this when I was 14. It might be one of the books that I enjoy more with a bit of experience behind me!
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