An emaciated stranger stumbles into Poirot's flat, shouts warnings of "the big four" and drops dead. Perplexing. Unfortunate. And for Poirot, an invitation to investigate.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful: Agatha Christie Falters, August 19, 2003 Reviewer: ricky hunter from New York City, NY United States Agatha Christie was out of her element in the spy thriller, The Big Four, in which the villains are fomenting nothing short of world wide conquest. And moving Hercule Poirot away from country houses was not a good idea as he traipses uncharateristically all over the continent. His famous gray cells seem a little slow as well as all the puzzles set before him will be readily apparent to the reader long before the famous detective figures it out. The saving grave of this otherwise dismal entry into the Poirot library is the return of Hastings and the development of the relationship between Poirot and himself. A mystery to be skipped except for the die hard Christie fans.