This is a book meme originally hosted by @Bookshelf Fantasies. It is basically a weekly celebration where we can pick unread books from our shelves and then write posts about them. This is going to be my first time (so excited!) and hopefully I can continue doing it every week
So, here is my first entry~
The Mystery of Three Quarters
Author: Agatha Christie (by Sophie Hannah)
Publication: Gramedia Pustaka Utama, 2018
Length: 392 pages
What it’s about (synopsis via Goodreads):
The world’s most beloved detective, Hercule Poirot, the legendary star of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express and most recently The Monogram Murders and Closed Casket, returns in a stylish, diabolically clever mystery set in the London of 1930.
Hercule Poirot returns home after an agreeable luncheon to find an angry woman waiting to berate him outside his front door. Her name is Sylvia Rule, and she demands to know why Poirot has accused her of the murder of Barnabas Pandy, a man she has neither heard of nor ever met. She is furious to be so accused, and deeply shocked. Poirot is equally shocked, because he too has never heard of any Barnabas Pandy, and he certainly did not send the letter in question. He cannot convince Sylvia Rule of his innocence, however, and she marches away in a rage.
Shaken, Poirot goes inside, only to find that he has a visitor waiting for him — a man called John McCrodden who also claims also to have received a letter from Poirot that morning, accusing him of the murder of Barnabas Pandy…
Poirot wonders how many more letters of this sort have been sent in his name. Who sent them, and why? More importantly, who is Barnabas Pandy, is he dead, and, if so, was he murdered? And can Poirot find out the answers without putting more lives in danger?
How and when I got it:
Honestly, I had never seen this book in the bookstore before and then during my office Christmas party last year, we were having this ‘Secret Santa’ tradition. So one of my workmates actually gave me this book (the indonesian version) as a gift. And I could see the reason why he/she gave me this particular book, it was because I have the same name as one of the characters in this book. It was so thoughtful, really. 🙂 But unfortunately, until now, I still don’t know who my Secret Santa is.
Why I want to read it:
I have to keep this book (and read it) simply because it is a gift. Too bad, I still haven’t got the proper time to read it. But still interested in this book though. I like mystery/detective books so of course I will read it one day. Maybe by October? We’ll see..