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Peril at End House

By Agatha Christie, A classic Hercule Poirot mystery

Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot mysteries occupy a very special place close to my heart. They are, in my opinion, reliably enjoyable, and at this point I’m not really sure how many I’ve read or which ones exactly they are. I was assigned The Labours of Hercules to read in Latin class during middle school, but …

              

The Final Solution

By Michael Chabon, Like Encyclopedia Brown on Crack

The Final Solution, by Michael Chabon (who won a Pulitzer in 2001 for The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay), is like Encyclopedia Brown on crack. A novelette – it’s a brisk 144 pages – starring a famous unnamed detective (the book hints at his identity being Sherlock Holmes), The Final Solution is a story …