Agatha Christie Writing Styles in Poirot Investigates

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Point of View

Agatha Christie is a novelist, playwright, and poet. Her most famous work involves detective stories, where psychological clues and ingenious plots dominate. Hercule Poirot is her most popular detective who might remind readers of Sherock Holmes. Poirot is a retired Belgian, proud of his intelligence and analytical abilities, who along with his companion, Captain Hastings, manage to solve very difficult crimes. Christie concentrates mostly on plots where the solution is usually unexpected. Her stories are puzzle-like games that entertain.

Her plots are often complicated and it is difficult to unravel the mystery while reading it. She used good craftsmanship despite lack of depth in characters.

She uses two perspectives in the narrative. When following the action the reader observes the mind of both Captain Hastings, who provides insights into what happens, as well as Poirot, who allows us to see his entire thinking process although it...

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