Thursday, January 15, 2015

Poirot still popular

"His creator described in her autobiography how she developed him directly from her observations of what made up the figure of Sherlock Holmes to which she added a stock version of the comic foreigner. Poirot, the ageing bachelor, is the pure essence of detective and has consequently little of the real person about him on the page, simply an indiscriminate collection of engagingly eccentric traits."