Names like Hercule Poirot and Ariadne Oliver are legendary where crime-related fictions by Agatha Christie are concerned. Poirot: The Complete Ariadne Oliverv- Vol. 2 by famous novelist Agatha Christie features the adventures of Ariadne Oliver, Poirot’s side-kick and crime writer who works with the Belgian detective to solve cases that seem unsolvable. This book is a treat for all fans of Agatha Christie for it contains four novels, namely, Third Girl, Hallowe’en Party, Elephants Can Remember and The Pale Horse that see Poirot and Oliver forge ahead with their stellar sleuthing skills in the 1960s.
In the Third Girl, Poirot acknowledges that his hair have greyed even as a confused girl accuses him of murdering someone. Set in the 60s, readers can see Poirot effectively battling a world filled with sex, hippies and drugs.
In Elephants Can Remember Poirot can be seen solving a double murder which no one could solve. In fact, this novel was Christie’s last to feature Poirot. Finally, in The Pale Horse the story revolves around the death of a priest that leads the detectives to odd happenings in an inn. This novel is viewed as the author’s murkiest and darkest stories on murder and witchcraft.
Poirot: The Complete Ariadne Oliver - Vol. 2 has been published by Harpercollins in 2005. It is available in paperback.