After the Funeral

I finished reading After the Funeral by Agatha Christie. It is book 31 of the Hercule Poirot book series. I wanted to read this book because of the movie Murder at the Gallop. It was loosely based on this book and I saw it last year (and rewatched it a few days ago).

Big Warning: there is some violence.

After the Funeral takes place after a funeral. Lol. The funeral was of Richard Abernethie. After the funeral, the family meets for the reading of Richard’s will. Cora, Richard’s sister, asks if Richard’s death was murder. Which puts in everyone’s mind as crazy, but possible. The murder could have been poison. The lawyer investigates the disturbing outburst. But before he could ask Cora what she meant by Richard being murdered, Cora gets killed by a hatchet. Then Miss Gilcrest, Cora’s companion, gets poisoned by a wedding cake. The lawyer decides to get some advice and help from Hercule Poirot. Poirot does find out who the real killer is.

The differences between the movie and book:

  1. One of the family members has a different name.
  2. There aren’t as many family members in the movie than in the book.
  3. Cora was killed with a hat pin in the movie.
  4. Miss Marple is the detective in the movie.
  5. Miss Marple collects for a charity when she discovers a body.
  6. The family meeting place is a equestrian resort in the movie. It’s a mansion in the book.
  7. George Crossfield is killed in a tack room by a horse in the movie.
  8. The motive and killer is the same in the movie and book.

I did like this book. Now I’m reading The Admiral’s Mark by Steve Berry. It is a short story.

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