Calling on all Agatha fans...

Black Coffee - Agatha Christie, Charles Osborne

‘George,’ he called, ‘please take my heavy tweed suit and my dinner jacket and trousers to the cleaners. I must have them back by Friday, as I am going to the Country for the Weekend.’ He made it sound like the Steppes of Central Asia and for a lifetime.


Tweeds? Really? Has Poirot been known to wear tweeds? Does anyone know?


English country attire is just not something I associate with Poirot. But then, maybe my idea of Poirot has been spoiled by David Suchet's portrayal.


Dame Agatha wrote Black Coffee as a play, but 68 years later it was re-written as a novel by by Charles Osborne, author of The Life and Crimes of Agatha Christie.


I'm still making up my mind about it, but so far the characters seem off...