July 2014 Book of the Month: Dead Man's Folly
A murder mystery fete quickly becomes all too real and it's up to Poirot and his trusted friend, crime novelist Ariadne Oliver, to solve the murder.
July sees the launch of the exclusive hardback edition of The Greenshore Folly, the novella on which Dead Man's Folly was based, and also the launch of the Agatha Christie Book Bench which features artwork from the story, so this month we decided to turn back to the text Agatha Christie first published.
And if you're lucky enough to be in the US, this is a great opportunity to read the book before you see the adaptation on TV later this summer.
Have you read this novel before? How do you think it compares to the other Poirot stories Agatha Christie wrote?
What do you think of Ariadne Oliver, the sleuth/crime novelist? How do you think Ariadne Oliver would have investigated the case, had Poirot not agreed to help her?
The story was partly inspired by Agatha Christie's holiday home Greenway House - what role do you think the location plays in the novel?
Leave your thoughts, queries and questions below.