Review: The Thirteen Problems by Agatha Christie

Title The Thirteen Problems
Author Agatha Christie
Year 1932
Stand Alone or Series Miss Marple #2 - 13 stories
Pages 218
Reading Time  8 days (August 2012)

Synopsis
The Tuesday Night Club is a venue where locals challenge Miss Marple to solve recent crimes...One Tuesday evening a group gathers at Miss Marple's house and the conversation turns to unsolved crimes! The case of the disappearing bloodstains; the thief who committed his crime twice over; the message on the death-bed of a poisoned man which read 'heap of fish'; the strange case of the invisible will; a spiritualist who warned that 'Blue Geranium' meant death! Now pit your wits against the powers of deduction of the 'Tuesday Night Club'

Review
This was a bit different from Poirot books. First where Poirot is a travalled men who solves the cases based on logic and those little cells he referes; Marple solves her crimes because of similar experiences on her little town that she refers often that she never left.

The stories are small and easily read. Some are easier to understand who the culprit is but others are quite difficult to discover. 

Each tuesday several people join and tell tales of mystery that only them know the finale and each participant must make a guess to solve the mystery. OF course this is where the book fails in my opinion (is some way). Each participant is quite dull that never finds nothing (one of them is even a retired from the Scotland Yard) but that lady that never left that small village discovers each and every crime. 


If Poirot is quite a character (in some ways almost a perfect detective), Miss Parple it's even perfect. That's the reason I couldn't enjoy the book more, or as much as I love Poirot's. I really hope this is the fault of being a short stories collection. 6.5/10
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