Review of "Curtain: Poirot's Last Case." This is another brilliant story from the famous English crime writer Agatha Christie. It is also most interesting due to unexpected twist ending unlike her other stories. The story is written in the first person.
Hercule Poirot, that invincible Belgian sleuth is now ailing, confined to a wheelchair and crippled with painful arthritis. As in any physical deterioration, he has aged, his face wrinkled. But something in him hasn't changed: his eyes are ever alert, twinkling. He claims that his "grey cells" are as active as ever.
His ever faithful friend Arthur Hastings has been invited by Hercule Poirot to Styles, an English country guest house. This is their last murder investigation together, and Hastings is to act as Poirot's eyes and ears.
There have been five murders seemingly not associated that have been committed in the past years, all in different places. Poirot has discovered that one of the guests at Styles was an acquaintance of all five victims.
Will another murder be committed at Styles? Is so, can it be prevented? What is Poirot up to? With him confined to a wheelchair, how far can he relay his "grey cells" to Hastings? Being his last case, it's definitely most challenging, and a perfect ending of Poirot's successful career. It's another ingenuity from the all-time queen of crime stories, Agatha Christie.