Mrs. McGinty is dead. James Bentley, a boarder, is arrested, tried and convicted of the crime. Superintendent Spence handled the case, and he isn’t satisfied. He believes James is innocent. So, he visits with Hercule Poirot. Poirot agrees to investigate the case. Well, this murder will keep those little grey cells occupied. Poirot travels to Broadhinny and stays with the Summerhayes. Mrs. Summerhayes is a lovely woman, but her home is a disaster. Poirot says, he suffers. Poor guy. 😉
It’s a puzzling case. James and Mrs. McGinty didn’t seem to have any enemies; however, Mrs. McGinty is dead, and James is waiting to be executed. There is an enemy somewhere. There aren’t many clues, however Poirot does find one!
Ariadne Oliver arrives in Broadhinny driving her sporty car and enjoying an apple! Neither Ariadne nor Poirot knew the other was going to be in Broadhinny. How fortuitous. 🧐 She has arrived in Broadhinny to work with a playwright to adapt one of her books for the stage. While Poirot is chipping away at a complicated mystery, Mrs. Oliver is doing her own brand of sleuthing.
This is the second time I’ve read this mystery and I thought it was better the second time around. Highly recommend!
Mrs. McGinty’s Dead (2008)
David Suchet Zoe Wanamaker