The A.B.C Murders was recommended to me by a friend, and it did not disappoint. It was my introduction to Hercule Poirot. For some reason it took me a very long time to get through this relatively short novel. I don't think that is a reflection on the book as much as it a reflection on my mental state at the time. I hit a little bit of a reading lull for a week or two. I think I am through it now. But please keep me in your thoughts.