Last night, I completed reading my first Agatha Christie mystery Murder Is Easy. As I mentioned in my post indicating I was reading this book, I picked this book up at the library last weekend after contemplating reading Christie for quite some time. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I’m sure glad I decided to read a mystery by her!
In this book, Luke Fitzwilliam shares a train ride to London with a Miss Fullerton who tells her about some mysterious murders happening in her village town of Wychwood. When he discovers through the paper the next day, she had died via a car accident, on her way to Scotland Yard, he finds it to be awfully suspicious and heads to Wychwood to investigate. Fitzwilliam is a retired police officer, so he feels he’s somewhat qualified to dig deeper.
What ensues is Luke investigating the crimes by interviewing each victim’s friends and acquaintances. It’s a whirlwind ride after that, with Luke trying to put together all the facts to nab the bad guy. I found the book to be really well written, and it definitely took some twists and turns that I wasn’t expecting, especially when I found out who was actually responsible for the murders!
While I was reading Murder Is Easy, I was finding myself enjoying the story, and can definitely see why she’s mystery’s #1 bestselling author. While I was reading this book, I perused Agatha Christie’s website, and I was shocked to see just how many books and short stories she had written during her life.
After my experience reading Murder Is Easy, I’m definitely looking forward to reading many more of her novels and/or short stories and hoping to enjoy them just as much! If you’ve read Murder Is Easy, or any other of Agatha Christie’s books, I’d definitely love to know what you think of them!