Published in the UK in January 1943, having already appeared in the US six months earlier, Five Little Pigs represents the apex of Christie’s career as a detective novelist; it is her most perfect combination of detective and ‘straight’ novel. The characters are carefully drawn and the tangle of relationships more seriously realised than in any other Christie title. It is a cunning and scrupulously clued formal detective novel, an elegiac love story and a masterly example of story-telling technique with five individual accounts of one devastating event.
Gaaaaah! The main problem with reading about Dame Agatha's books is that it makes me want to pick up each of the books again!!!
And none more so than Five Little Pigs, which is truly fabulous.