Title: Parker Pine Investigates
Author: Agatha Christie
Page Count: 192
I wasn’t expecting great things going into this one, mainly because Parker Pine isn’t as well-known as Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. This is also a short story collection, although that worked in its favour for me because I actually think that Agatha Christie is at her best when she’s writing short fiction.
I also loved the premise of this one, which was that Parker Pine placed an advert in the paper saying, “ARE YOU HAPPY? IF NOT, CONSULT MR. PARKER PINE.” The stories then follow the different people who respond to the advertisement, and it’s fun to see how Pine deals with each of them in a different way.
All in all then, I was super impressed by this book and ended up enjoying it a lot more than I expected to. I’d 100% recommend it, even if you’re new to Agatha Christie. If you’re a seasoned fan then that makes it even more important for you to get to it. It was just what the doctor ordered, lots of fun.